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Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing

Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing

Jones, Keith and Cooper, Justine (2008) Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing. 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 9781842194348

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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
maintenance strategies

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
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Sustainable Buildings Research Group
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