Carbon Neutral Buildings

Carbon Neutral Buildings

Project Title: Carbon Neutral Buildings

Research Group: Intelligent Efficiency Research Group (Lead PI: Dr Dominic O’Sullivan)

End Date: 2014


Project description:  ‌The retrofitting of existing buildings (commercial, industrial, institutional, domestic) for minimum carbon emission throughout their expected lifetime is the challenge the Carbon-neutral Building Project will address.

It is not sufficient to consider the internal climate and thermal physics of a building. This is merely the technical dimension of the problem. It is also necessary to consider in the evaluation of alternatives, additional dimensions including: the economic, financial, socio-cultural, environmental, institutional, procurement of data and information, procurement of materials, equipment and energy sources, and lastly consideration of renovation under occupation.

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork