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The challenge of achieving low carbon housing in Wales

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Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre (1.123) Main Building, Cardiff University

Cardiff University

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Hear about work underway to design affordable renewable energy supply solutions in new and existing homes in Wales

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14.5% of greenhouse gases produced in the UK are emitted directly from residential properties, and 24% of GHG emissions are associated with power generation, with the domestic sector being the largest electricity user. To achieve the Welsh Government target to reduce emissions by at least 95% by 2050 there is therefore a real urgency to make changes to the 1.4 million homes in Wales. The benefits of making these changes are multiple – higher performing homes, reduced emissions and an improved climate, reduced fuel poverty and the potential for a stronger economy through creation of jobs. The main challenges lie with the cost of the change, choosing the right solutions and applying the solutions in practice so that they work well.

Dr Joanne Patterson will talk about the collaborative research that is being carried out in the Welsh School of Architecture to plan, design and demonstrate an energy systems based approach that combines affordable and replicable energy demand, energy storage and renewable energy supply solutions in both new build and existing homes. This research is providing evidence for the large scale roll out of the approach to both retrofit to existing homes and the delivery of low emission low energy, affordable new homes.

**Refreshments will be available in the VJ Gallery, Main Building after the lecture**

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Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre (1.123) Main Building, Cardiff University

Cardiff University

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