Renewable Energy Assessment, UCLan Energy Hub, Preston Council.

Kay-Jones, Simon orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-5741-3875 (2011) Renewable Energy Assessment, UCLan Energy Hub, Preston Council. Technical Report. UNSPECIFIED, Preston UK. (Unpublished)

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issued to support Preston City Council in establishing the feasibility of meeting the UK Governments Carbon Reduction Targets by 2050, assuming that the target reduction in Carbon Emissions and Energy Demand is 60%.

Based on Actual energy consumption offset by energy reduction and production the report will test, through Cost Benefit analysis and Potential Funding/Partnership development, the viability of such reduction targets, while Other scenarios have been considered to establish where a cost benefit relationship applies.

The Report covers low carbon technologies together with renewable (zero carbon) technology systems. The data generated from the study has been used to facilitate the understanding of cost/benefit analysis, capital expenditure, installation and maintenance of viable micro renewable technologies upon Preston Council’s building stock, while providing a test case for future research and installation within the Preston area. In addition, it will deliver added value to both Preston Council and University of Central Lancashire’s commitment to reducing Carbon dioxide emissions.

An initial energy demand assessment has been carried out using the CIBSE database accommodation schedule and energy data based on building areas for developments of this type combined with Actual Usage Figures. Best practice then requires that passive design principles be considered to reduce the development energy demand. A new reduced development energy demand is then used to determine what low or zero carbon technologies need to be applied to achieve target reductions in energy demand.

It is possible to achieve the required reduction in Site Energy Demand and therefore Carbon Emissions, if the recommendations are incorporated.

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