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Building Research Establishment Domestic Energy Model (BREDEM)

General Information Leaflet 31

Building Research Establishment Domestic Energy Model (BREDEM)

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General Information Leaflet


BREDEM is the name given to a family of simple but reliable energy calculation procedures for dwellings. BREDEM can be used for: * estimating energy requirements in different dwelling types. * estimating possible running costs of a property. * ensuring the most appropriate measures are selected when upgrading existing dwellings. * estimating the savings arising from energy efficiency measures. * calculating an energy rating for a dwelling. * estimating internal temperature conditions for a given energy input.


Publisher History

Now known as The Carbon Trust.



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