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A survey of low and zero carbon technologies

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Investigating the views of occupants on low carbon homes

NHBC Foundation research investigating the views of occupants on low carbon homes (NF40) highlighted the need for low and zero carbon (LZC) energy technologies that are reliable, perform to expectations and are capable of being used by home occupiers to achieve their design potential.

To provide further guidance on these issues, this report investigates LZC technologies currently being used in homes and likely to become dominant in the market. Through in-depth interviews with homeowners, carried out by the School of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Reading, this research reports on their day-to-day use and attitudes towards these technologies.

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