Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing
Jones, Keith and Cooper, Justine (2008) Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing. In: COBRA 2008: The Construction and Building Research Conference of the RICS, 4-5 September 2008, Dublin Institute of Technology. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, London, UK, pp. 361-368. ISBN 9781842194348Full text not available from this repository.
Presently the UK social housing stock accounts for approximately 18% of the total UK housing with maintenance
costs in the region of £1.25 billion per annum. In terms of its impact on the environment, housing is generally responsible for approximately 27% of the UK’s CO2 emissions.
The extent to which routine maintenance (planned preventative and responsive) can be used as a vehicle to improve the overall sustainability (social, environmental and economic) of existing social housing is one focus of a 5 year EPSRC funded research programme. This paper reports on the findings of a series of in-depth interviews with social housing providers examining current social housing maintenance practices and attitudes towards sustainability.
This paper will report the initial findings of interviews and outline a new performance based multi-criteria
maintenance model from which an AHP hierarchy will be presented, integrating the principles of sustainability into
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||This paper forms part of the proceedings of COBRA 2008 The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors held at Dublin Institute of Technology, 4-5 September 2008|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||social housing, sustainability, maintenance practice|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Architecture, Design & Construction|
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Sustainable Buildings Research Group
|Last Modified:||17 Oct 2012 12:36|
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