A quantitative case study to assess the performance of UK supermarket buildings in relation to future climate change and modern construction techniques (MMCs)

Abstract

This study investigates variousmethods of construction of non-domestic buildings and its effect on buildingperformance of a typical UK supermarket under the worst-case scenarios of 2080speriod of climate change. Focus is specifically on the three LIDL-approvedconstruction methods and their building materials to quantify operationalenergy usage and carbon emissions. The ThermalAnalysis Software (TAS), a dynamic building simulation package, is used toquantify the results, generating reports while Chartered Institution of BuildingServices Engineers (CIBSE) provides with the current and future weather filesto be tested. The case study is based on a newly built single-story supermarketbuilding located in Norwich and uses three models of building P1, P2 and P3with specific set of building materials. The results show that models P1 and P2have percentage increase of close to 8.80% of energy consumption and carbonemission however, P3 have less than 8.50% increase as compared to the currentconditions of the building making it a slightly better choice. It shows that aprecast concrete and glulam beam structure offer the best resistance againstthe worst climate change scenario. This investigation joins the two differentsides of built environment, construction and operation while presenting theresults.

Keywords

climate change, construction, operational carbon, supermarket building, building performance

How to Cite

Hasan, A. U., Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Mylona, A. & Barthorpe, M., (2023) “A quantitative case study to assess the performance of UK supermarket buildings in relation to future climate change and modern construction techniques (MMCs)”, Engineering Future Sustainability 1(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.36828/efs.205

Download

Download PDF

517

Views

189

Downloads

Share

Authors

Agha Usama Hasan orcid logo (University of West London)
Ali Bahadori-Jahromi orcid logo (University of West London)
Anastasia Mylona (The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers [CIBSE])
Mark Barthorpe (Lidl Great Britain Limited)

Download

Issue

Dates

Licence

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Identifiers

Peer Review

This article has been peer reviewed.

File Checksums (MD5)

  • PDF: ec444bb0dee514161406fb74444f79f2