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Pioneering Net Zero Homes: A Study of Bellway “The Future Home” Simulation Calibration (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Tsang, C., Fitton, R., Hernandez, H. D., Henshaw, G., & Sitmalidis, A. (2024). Pioneering Net Zero Homes: A Study of Bellway “The Future Home” Simulation Calibration.

This paper demonstrates how Bellway's "The Future Home (TFH)" project contributes to the decarbonisation of UK housing stock, providing valuable insight into building net zero homes. A dynamic simulation model was initially created using design U-val... Read More about Pioneering Net Zero Homes: A Study of Bellway “The Future Home” Simulation Calibration.

Dataset for article "A Heat Loss Sensitivity Index to Inform Housing Retrofit Policy in the UK" (2024)
Dataset
Tsang, C., Parker, J., & Glew, D. (2024). Dataset for article "A Heat Loss Sensitivity Index to Inform Housing Retrofit Policy in the UK". [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17866/rd.salford.25436326

This study employed dynamic thermal simulation models for 32 housing archetypes representative of solid-walled homes in the UK to calculate the heat loss and sensitivity coefficient per building fabric feature, after which a metric Heat Loss Sensitiv... Read More about Dataset for article "A Heat Loss Sensitivity Index to Inform Housing Retrofit Policy in the UK".

A Heat Loss Sensitivity Index to Inform Housing Retrofit Policy in the UK (2024)
Journal Article
Tsang, C., Parker, J., & Glew, D. (in press). A Heat Loss Sensitivity Index to Inform Housing Retrofit Policy in the UK. Buildings, 14(3), 834. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings14030834

A substantial number of dwellings in the UK have poor building fabric, leading to higher carbon emissions, fuel expenses, and the risk of cold homes. To tackle these challenges, domestic energy efficiency policies are being implemented. One effective... Read More about A Heat Loss Sensitivity Index to Inform Housing Retrofit Policy in the UK.

Surface condensation risk pre- and post-retrofit at suspended timber ground floors and external wall junctions (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Glew, D., Thomas, F., Tsang, C., & Miles Shenton, D. (2023). Surface condensation risk pre- and post-retrofit at suspended timber ground floors and external wall junctions. . https://doi.org/10.14293/ICMB230016

Insulating below suspended timber ground floors affects heat transfer at the ground floor to external wall junction, which can affect the risk of surface condensation occurring. In this project, we investigate the impact of installing mineral wool i... Read More about Surface condensation risk pre- and post-retrofit at suspended timber ground floors and external wall junctions.

The effect of brick properties on hygrothermal performance of solid walls (2023)
Conference Proceeding
Tsang, C., Thomas, F., Hardy, A., & Glew, D. (2023). The effect of brick properties on hygrothermal performance of solid walls. . https://doi.org/10.14293/icmb230018

To construct buildings of the future that are both energy-efficient and moisture-resilient, it is critical to have an in-depth understanding of the varying characteristics of brick properties. This study sampled eight brick-cores taken from solid wal... Read More about The effect of brick properties on hygrothermal performance of solid walls.

Reducing Energy Consumption and Improving Comfort by Retrofitting Residential Buildings in the Hot Summer and Cold Winter Zone of China (2022)
Journal Article
Tsang, C., Spentzou, E., J. Lomas, K., & He, M. (2022). Reducing Energy Consumption and Improving Comfort by Retrofitting Residential Buildings in the Hot Summer and Cold Winter Zone of China. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 28(4), https://doi.org/10.1061/%28ASCE%29AE.1943-5568.0000568

China’s Hot Summer and Cold Winter zone, with a 550 million population, accounts for 45% of China’s building energy consumption; as such, building retrofits could offer substantial energy savings. This paper presents results from a dynamic thermal mo... Read More about Reducing Energy Consumption and Improving Comfort by Retrofitting Residential Buildings in the Hot Summer and Cold Winter Zone of China.