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BRE IP9/13 SET

2013 Edition, September 2013

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Lessons from AIMC4 for cost-effective, fabric-first, low-energy housing



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  • Revision: 2013 Edition, September 2013
  • Published Date: September 2013
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • Page Count: 38
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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Introduction

The AIMC4 project has five core objectives:
  • To develop a better understanding of consumers, their needs and aspirations relating to low-energy/low-carbon homes and their response to a range of possible technology solutions.
  • To research and develop (interactively with the supply chain) new design approaches and build processes that will drive innovation in the existing supply chain and stimulate the emergence of new suppliers and partnerships. In parallel, this will accelerate the development of new materials, components and systems, creating a supply chain capable of delivering a range of innovative products to support a ‘fabric-first' approach from within the UK to drive cost efficiencies.
  • To design and develop a minimum of 12 homes that meet consumer needs and deliver to energy standards of Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes[1], with a fabric-first solution. These will be built in various locations across the UK and sold on the open market.
  • To use project outcomes at all stages to broaden wider industry knowledge and capability.
  • To underpin the cost-effective volume delivery of the energy-efficient homes of the future with occupant-centred design to meet government timescales.