The Impact and mitigation of Climate Change on the building performance of nonresidential buildings: Case studies of typical UK supermarkets

Hasan, Agha Usama (2023) The Impact and mitigation of Climate Change on the building performance of nonresidential buildings: Case studies of typical UK supermarkets. Doctoral thesis, University of West London.

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The UK Government's Climate Change Act (CCA) aims to achieve a net zero greenhouse gas
emission by 2050. Supermarkets, being among the most energy-intensive non-residential
buildings, play a pivotal role in this endeavour. This research delves into the influence of
climate change on supermarket buildings, exploring methodologies to mitigate its impact and
assessing its effects on operational energy and carbon emissions. The United Nations has
emphasized the built environment's significant contribution to global CO2 emissions,
necessitating urgent action. Using a quantitative approach, this study employs the TAS – EDSL
software to simulate energy consumption, carbon emission, and building regulations for
various supermarket case studies. The research also evaluates the performance of these
buildings across different UK climates and emission scenarios, incorporating EU Zebra2020
tool metrics.
The primary challenge encountered was the scarcity of literature specifically targeting the UK
supermarket industry in the context of climate change. The research underscores the
importance of balancing energy consumption, carbon emissions, and future climate
adaptations, especially given the industry's nZEB target by 2050.
The findings of this study serve as a beacon for all non-residential buildings, bridging the
knowledge gap between climate change, building futureproofing, and emission reduction
strategies. The research underscores the importance of long-term planning, continuous
monitoring of energy-intensive buildings, and the holistic approach of reducing emissions
across a building's lifespan. This research aims to guide policymakers and building designers
in future-proofing structures, emphasizing the need for energy-efficient measures and the
integration of renewable technologies. The overarching goal is to foster the creation of
sustainable, climate-resilient buildings for future generations.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Identifier: 10.36828/xvqy0596
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Built environment
Depositing User: Marc Forster
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2023 16:08
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 07:26


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