LSA Lecturer teams with Glen Dimplex for Building Design White paper

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Glen Dimplex 2020

Dr. Stephen Finnegan, lecturer in Sustainable Architecture at the University of Liverpool, has recently teamed with Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation to envision how building design will change by 2029.

As growing climate concerns and related government initiatives influence the building industry, it’s important to consider the changes we in the industry need to be thinking about in the coming years.

According to population projections, 340,000 new homes will be needed in England each year until 2031. But it won’t be as simple as continuing to build homes in the same fashion the industry has been building them. The industry will have to adapt to meet the target set by the government to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Every sector has an obligation to reduce its carbon footprint but the building industry will come under more scrutiny than others considering almost half of all emissions (45%) in the UK are linked to construction, operation and maintenance of the built environment. What’s more, 78% of people in the UK believe that the environmentally sustainable performance of a building is important when choosing a new home.

What kind of trends can we expect to see in the coming decade as the industry strives to provide homes that are both high quality and energy-efficient?

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Text and image courtesy of Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation & Dr. Stephan Finnegan