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Air conditioning in non-domestic buildings

In June 2016, BRE published Study on Energy Use by Air-Conditioning: Final Report, BRE Client Report for the Department of Energy & Climate Change, HPR218-1001.

The report sheds important light on the electricity use of air conditioning in UK offices and retail environments. It presents the findings of a two-year study commissioned by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC - now subsumed within the newly-formed Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) providing insights into how energy is being used and the factors influencing consumption.

The study, led by Dr Andy Lewry, BRE's principal consultant, involved:

The main findings include:

BRE has also put together a dissemination plan aimed specifically at air-conditioning designers and technicians, building managers and smart system designers

The full report with appendices is freely-available here.

--BRE Group

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