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FABRIC INSULATION – WAYS OF FURTHER RAISING PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR ALL TYPES OF BUILDING FABRIC (Project L1)
Project Reference Number: CI 71/6/15 (BD 2428)


Introduction to the L1 Project

The overall objective of this project was to define a coherent conceptual and analytical framework within which the technical requirements for the next three reviews of Part L can be debated and decided. The key objective of the project was to chart a possible course specifically for fabric performance out to 2013 and later. The L1 project was carried out for the ODPM Building Regulations Division under the Building Operational Performance Framework by the FMNectar consortium.

Key Project Tasks

1. Preparation of initial briefing paper: This will present the conceptual basis for the analysis that will be undertaken in L1. The paper will form an input into the 2006 review of Part L.
2. Review of insulation standards in other European countries.
3. Costing and evaluation. This task represents the core of the project. The project team will approach the problem from a variety of analytical perspectives such as technical impacts, economic cost in the broadest sense, environmental impacts, energy supply perspective and impacts of climate change.


Project Partners

University College London - Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
Faber Maunsell
Building Sciences Ltd
F&A

Project Reports

LOWE, R.J. & WINGFIELD, J. (2005) Fabric Insulation – Ways of Further Raising Performance Standards for all Types of Building Fabric - Cost Effectiveness of Thermal Insulation – Costing and Evaluation, Report to ODPM

LOWE, R.J. & WINGFIELD, J. (2004) Fabric Insulation – Ways of Further Raising Performance Standards for all Types of Building Fabric - Interim Report on Insulation Standards in Selected European Countries, Report to ODPM

LOWE, R.J. & WINGFIELD, J. (2004) Fabric Insulation – Ways of Further Raising Performance Standards for all Types of Building Fabric - Final Report on Insulation Standards in Selected European Countries, Report to ODPM

LOWE, R.J. (2004) Workshop on Task 1 deliverable - initial exploratory report on cost effectiveness of thermal insulation, Report to ODPM

LOWE, R.J. (2004) Initial Exploratory Report on Cost Effectiveness of Thermal Insulation, Report to ODPM