This category is deprecated. The /home/heating/uk category should be used instead.

Why is this category deprecated?

This category contains a data item for every possible combination of drill down options: home type, age, size, fuel and heating type (3744 in total). The /home/heating/uk category only has drill options for home type and fuel (48 in total) with age, size and heating type being profile item values. The advantage of this approach is that the calculation is performed in CarbonKit's algorithm rather than being pre-calculated before data items are uploaded. This allows many more options to be added (specifically insulation and renewables) and the algorithm can reference data items in CarbonKit, e.g. the fuel emission factors in /home/energy/quantity.

UK heating

This category contains items that give the kgCO2 emitted for a variety of home types, sizes and heating systems in the UK. The values account for both space and water heating using data and methods adapted from the BREDEM, SAP and RDSAP systems - see BRE and NEF for more information on these.

The following assumptions were made in the /home/heating category, as they are typical of current housing stock in the UK:

  • 100mm of loft insulation (U-value of 0.4 W/m-2K)
  • Mainly double glazed (average window U-value 3.5 W/m-2K)
  • Uninsulated concrete ground floors (where applicable)
  • 55mm jacket type hot water cylinder insulation
  • Hot water cylinder thermostat present
Further details can be found in the heating section of the DEFRA methodology paper.

All values include only the direct carbon dioxide emission, except for biomass which is entirely indirect emission.

See Carbon_dioxide_emissions for an explanation of direct and indirect emission.

UIDLabel
7NSTDTJCPCK7 detached bungalow, 1, biomass, 1930-1995, boiler (wood chip/pellets)
XJ2W6PXEE2JX detached bungalow, 1, biomass, 1930-1995, stove
8TKINY7FW8Z8 detached bungalow, 1, biomass, post 1995, boiler (wood chip/pellets)
HA1T7K67UGGL detached bungalow, 1, biomass, post 1995, stove
0BMRDOI2IGCR detached bungalow, 1, biomass, pre 1930, boiler (wood chip/pellets)
KTMM9VWA52LW detached bungalow, 1, biomass, pre 1930, stove
Q9SXA4VBRNHM detached bungalow, 1, coal, 1930-1995, boiler automatic (gravity) feed
MA5MA0TLU9EA detached bungalow, 1, coal, 1930-1995, boiler-manual feed
DVGH64JRN8OJ detached bungalow, 1, coal, 1930-1995, closed room heaters
VVI1L8B8O84C detached bungalow, 1, coal, 1930-1995, open fires
0UMFO8K30MX9 detached bungalow, 1, coal, post 1995, boiler automatic (gravity) feed
TQ1HQG42QO5I detached bungalow, 1, coal, post 1995, boiler-manual feed
K18FOJZSVTJV detached bungalow, 1, coal, post 1995, closed room heaters
W29ELEX2OT6L detached bungalow, 1, coal, post 1995, open fires
HBY4WW457BM4 detached bungalow, 1, coal, pre 1930, boiler automatic (gravity) feed
UYTDUNHYO824 detached bungalow, 1, coal, pre 1930, boiler-manual feed
776PBKN9V1WR detached bungalow, 1, coal, pre 1930, closed room heaters
JVS1F7I6TRYY detached bungalow, 1, coal, pre 1930, open fires
B852VY9B6P92 detached bungalow, 1, electricity, 1930-1995, modern storage heaters (slim line)
1YA5VSUYRLOY detached bungalow, 1, electricity, 1930-1995, old storage heaters (large volume)