Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Excess Summer Mortality in the UK

Conference paper


Abdi A. M., Arewa, A., Tyrer M. and Ugulu R. A. 2020. Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Excess Summer Mortality in the UK. International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC2020). Doha, Qatar 02 - 05 Feb 2020 Qatar University Press. https://doi.org/10.29117/cic.2020.0017
AuthorsAbdi A. M., Arewa, A., Tyrer M. and Ugulu R. A.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

One of the main objective of the building design is to provide comfort and safety to occupants, particularly during adverse weather conditions. In most part of the world, people stay indoors during adverse weather conditions, thus increasing energy consumption. In UK, vulnerable people such as the elderly are highly affected with mortality rate during extreme weather conditions. The 2003 heatwave reached average of 38.5° C in the UK resulting in the death toll of 2,234. The 10 days period of extreme heat is thought to be the warmest about the last 500 years. Across Europe, the 2003 heatwave resulted in 20,000 deaths; in France alone, the number reached 15,000. Similarly, the 2018 summer heatwaves, reached 35.5°C contributing to 863 deaths. Yet, there is little research regarding impact of energy efficiency in building and deaths caused by excessive heatwaves in the UK. The study aims to investigate the impact of energy efficiency in buildings and excessive heatwave deaths among elderly people in the UK. Research question asked is; do energy efficiency programmes and policies contribute to excessive summer deaths in the UK? .The study adopted quantitative research method with participants drawn from low/average income households, in west midlands part of UK, between 2003/04 to 2017/18. Initial findings show that there is a significant relationship between energy efficiency adoption, government policies and excessive summer deaths.

Year2020
ConferenceInternational Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC2020)
PublisherQatar University Press
Publisher's version
License
File Access Level
Anyone
Publication dates
OnlineFeb 2020
Publication process dates
Deposited05 May 2021
Journal citationpp. 122-125
Book titleProceedings of the International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC 2020)
Book editorSirlin, O.
Ebead, U.
Eid, H.
Gunduz, M.
Hussein, M.
ISBN9789927139109
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.29117/cic.2020.0017
Copyright holder© 2020 Licensee QU Press.
Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/894wx

Download files

Publisher's version
  • 3
    total views
  • 4
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 2
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Unfair Payment Issues in Construction: Re-thinking Alternative Payment Method for Tier-1 Contractors to Subcontractors
Swai, L., Arewa, A. and Ugulu, R. A. 2020. Unfair Payment Issues in Construction: Re-thinking Alternative Payment Method for Tier-1 Contractors to Subcontractors. International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC2020). Doha, Qatar 02 - 05 Feb 2020 Qatar University Press. https://doi.org/10.29117/cic.2020.0012
Project Specific Constraints Influencing Productivity of Tradespeople in the Nigerian Construction Industry
Ugulu, R. A., Arewa, A. and Allen, S. 2020. Project Specific Constraints Influencing Productivity of Tradespeople in the Nigerian Construction Industry. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 10 (1), pp. 94-109. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2018-0124
Effects of emerging technologies in minimising variations in construction projects in the UK
Noruwa, B. I., Arewa, A. and Merschbrock, C. 2020. Effects of emerging technologies in minimising variations in construction projects in the UK. International Journal of Construction Management. p. In Press. https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1772530
The Role of Emotional Intelligence Factors in Workers’ Occupational Health and Safety Performance — A Case Study of the Petroleum Industry
Ifelebuegu, A. O., Martins, O. A., Theophilus, S. C. and Arewa, A. 2019. The Role of Emotional Intelligence Factors in Workers’ Occupational Health and Safety Performance — A Case Study of the Petroleum Industry. Safety. 5 (Art. 30). https://doi.org/10.3390/safety5020030
The application of Bayesian – Layer of Protection Analysis method for risk assessment of critical subsea gas compression systems
Arewa, A., Ifelebuegu, A. O., Awotu-Ukiri, E. O., Theophilus, S. C. and Bassey, E. 2018. The application of Bayesian – Layer of Protection Analysis method for risk assessment of critical subsea gas compression systems. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 113 (2), pp. 305-318. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2017.10.019
Human factors analysis and classification system for the oil and gas industry (HFACS-OGI)
Theophilus, S., Esenowo, V., Arewa, A., Ifelebuegu, A., Nnadi, E. O. and Mbanaso, F. 2017. Human factors analysis and classification system for the oil and gas industry (HFACS-OGI). Reliability Engineering and System Safety . 167, pp. 168-176. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2017.05.036
The Culture of Construction Organisations: the Epitome of Institutionalised Corruption
Arewa, A. and Farrell, P. 2015. The Culture of Construction Organisations: the Epitome of Institutionalised Corruption. Construction Economics and Building. 15 (3), pp. 59-71. https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v15i3.4619