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Almås, A-J and Hygen, H O (2012) Impacts of sea level rise towards 2100 on buildings in Norway. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 245-59.

Brahmi, B F, Sassi Boudemagh, S, Kitouni, I and Kamari, A (2022) IPD and BIM-focussed methodology in renovation of heritage buildings. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 186–206.

Chang, Y, Wilkinson, S, Seville, E and Potangaroa, R (2012) Changes in resource need for post-disaster reconstruction: a longitudinal study in China. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 327-36.

Ford, B, Wilson, R, Gillott, M, Ibraheem, O, Salmeron, J and Sanchez, F J (2012) Passive downdraught evaporative cooling: performance in a prototype house. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 290-304.

Glad, W (2012) Housing renovation and energy systems: the need for social learning. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 274-89.

Gruneberg, S and Fraser, B (2012) Construction purchasing power parities: potential roles and limitations. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 348-56.

Healy, D P (2012) Influence of the carbon intensity of electricity on carbon savings from CHP. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 317-26.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building regulation; carbon emissions; carbon intensity of electricity; combined heat and power; low- and zero-carbon technologies; low-carbon buildings; trigeneration
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2012.682418
  • Abstract:
    The carbon intensity of electricity is a key input to calculations of carbon emissions from buildings, and can be decisive in the selection of low- and zero-carbon technologies. The origin of the value for the carbon intensity of electricity is not well understood and its derivation is investigated. The carbon savings from gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) vary greatly depending on the carbon intensity of electricity. The current debate about the effectiveness of CHP centres on detailed considerations about which values for the carbon intensity of electricity should be used. The expected future decarbonization of the electricity supply grid would considerably reduce carbon intensities, thus the longer-term trends in carbon intensity and their effect on the carbon savings from CHP are of greater importance. A new expression has been developed to describe the carbon savings from CHP and trigeneration as a function of varying carbon intensity of electricity. While CHP can offer limited carbon savings in the short-term, the future decarbonization of the electricity grid means that CHP will soon be among the most carbon-intensive technologies, and the use of trigeneration will cease to provide carbon savings even sooner.

Hu, M, Nippala, E, Kallioharju, K and Pelsmakers, S (2022) Monte Carlo simulation approach to understand the cost variance for energy retrofit projects: comparative study of Finland and the United States. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 207–22.

Jewell, C and Flanagan, R (2012) Measuring construction professional services exports: a case for change. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 337-47.

Jowkar, M, Temeljotov-Salaj, A, Lindkvist, C M and Støre-Valen, M (2022) Sustainable building renovation in residential buildings: barriers and potential motivations in Norwegian culture. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 161–72.

Le, A T H, Domingo, N, Rasheed, E and Park, K (2022) Strategic collaboration in managing existing buildings in New Zealand's state schools: school managers' perspectives. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 173–85.

Parkinson, A T, Friedman, K S, Hacking, T, Cooke, A J and Guthrie, P M (2012) Exploring scenarios for the future of energy management in UK property. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 373-88.

Rajala, P, Ylä-Kujala, A, Sinkkonen, T and Kärri, T (2022) Profitability in construction: how does building renovation business fare compared to new building business. Construction Management and Economics, 40(03), 223–37.

Raslan, R and Davies, M (2012) Legislating building energy performance: putting EU policy into practice. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 305-16.

Sunikka-Blank, M and Galvin, R (2012) Introducing the prebound effect: the gap between performance and actual energy consumption. Building Research & Information, 40(03), 260-73.