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Sustainability & Energy Efficiency of three new build dwellings in Aberdour

23 Jan 2013
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Where: K501 / Online
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT]


Energy modelling for the three dwellings was undertaken to established heating and power demand. These figures were used to compare against Scottish Building Standards Section 7 and Passive house design requirements. Each dwelling was virtually constructed using the plans, elevations and elemental build-up of the dwelling’s envelope as provided by the architect.

Assessment of the site ruled out a number of technologies pertaining to hydro and wind.

Complexities arise when considering the power demand during night time or times during low seasonal positioning of the sun. To achieve the off-grid aim the PV system requires additional equipment, batteries and solar regulator to enable storage of generated power to meet 24 hour demand. Snow fall presents a particular issue during the winter preventing the system to generate the simulated energy demand. It is important to be conscious that energy would be produced during the day but mainly used during the night and with a higher demand for lighting and other electronics during the darker winter period.

Therefore a secondary feasibility study was conducted investigating the potential and economic implications of connecting the site to the national electricity grid. The main difference would be the use of the grid as a back-up to electricity demand, this also provides higher feed in tariff revenue and requires less equipment investment (does not require batteries and solar regulator).

The outcomes of this feasibility study are to be utilised to create a projection towards the design and implementation of micro-renewable technology in the dwellings. The results of this study will portray the feasibility of the technology in terms of its sizing and operation and its potential return on investment.

This webinar will present the outcomes of this recent study


Jon Stinson
Edinburgh Napier University

Julio Bros-Williamson
Edinburgh Napier University

Stuart Hannah
Finex Joinery


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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