Research Impact

Research by LSI established a "performance gap" leading to changes to the Building Regulations and invitations to present evidence for APPGs and Green Papers, become members on the Each Home Counts workstreams and to second a researcher into BEIS. Research into party wall thermal bypass also changed the Building Regulations and established cavity party wall insulation in the domestic retrofit policy, ECO, creating a multi-million-pound market. The "coheating" test developed by LSI has become an international CEN-standard methodology and is now used by other institutions as the reference test for validating other methodologies.
Projects
The Performance Gap
BPE in Retrofit
Seminal Historical Research
Standards
Products and Manufacturing
Research Posters
Publications Archive

More recent publications are listed in the Projects section above and in the Staff Profiles in the About section.


Whole House Heat Loss Test Method (Coheating) The coheating test protocol developed by CeBE.


CCC – Carbon, Control and Comfort User-centred control systems for comfort, carbon-saving and energy management.


Palmer J, Pane G, Bell M and Wingfield J (2011) Comparing primary and secondary terms analysis and re-normalisation (PStar) test and co-heating test results. A Report to the Department for Communities and Local Government, HMSO, London. ISBN: 978 1 4098 2902 7


Boait PJ, Fana D and Stafford A (2011) Performance and control of domestic ground-source heat pumps in retrofit installations.


Wingfield J (2010) Measurement of Thermal Bypasses.


International Energy Agency: Annex 58 and Annex 67


Harrogate Heat Pumps. Evaluation of Heat Pump Installations: Extracting Meaning from Existing Data Sets.


Flood Resilient Construction. Improving the Flood Resilience of Buildings through Improved Materials Methods and Details.


Bell M (2005) Learning to Tango: Sustainable Development and the Multidisciplinary Dream. In the conference proceedings of The 2005 World Sustainable Building Conference, Tokyo, 27-29 September 2005.


Bell M (2004) Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings: The Role of Building Regulations. In COBRA 2004 Proceedings of the RICS Foundation Construction and Building Research Conference. Edited by Robert Ellis and Malcolm Bell, London, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Gardner A and Bell M (2004) Energy Efficiency in Housing: An Evaluation of the importance of increased wall thickness on housing developments. In COBRA 2004 Proceedings of the RICS Foundation Construction and Building Research Conference. Edited by Robert Ellis and Malcolm Bell, London, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Johnston D, Miles Shenton D, Wingfield J and Bell M (2004) Airtightness of UK Dwellings: some recent measurements. In COBRA 2004 Proceedings Of the RICS Foundation Construction and Building Research Conference. Edited by Robert Ellis and Malcolm Bell, London, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Bell M and Overend P (2001) Building Regulation and Energy Efficiency in Timber Frame Housing. In COBRA 2001 Proceedings of the RICS Foundation Construction and Building Research Conference. Edited by John Kelly and Kirsty Hunter, London, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Bell M and Lowe R (1999) Sustainability and the Development of an Energy Efficient Housing Stock: a review of some theoretical issues. In The Challenge of Change: Construction and Building for the new Millennium. Edited by D Baldry and L Ruddock. Proceedings of the Construction and Building Research Conference. University of Salford Sept 1999. London, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.


Lowe R and Johnston D (1997) A Field Trial of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery in Local Authority, Low Rise Housing. The Derwentside Project was set up to explore the application of balanced whole-house mechanical ventilation with heat recovery within the existing UK housing stock, through the medium of a field trial of the technology in a small number of occupied dwellings.