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Housing Fit For Purpose – Professor Fionn Stevenson

October 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This illustrated talk explores the challenges in approaching the design, construction and management of housing. Housing creates 15% of UK carbon emissions, but uses twice the energy it should use. Why is this? The book uses original research to show why and how all aspects of the housing lifecycle can be linked to evidence of how people choose and learn to use their homes, and how using this feedback can improve outcomes including sustainability.

Info and ticket booking is here: https://www.offtheshelf.org.uk/event/housing-fit-for-purpose/

Info on the book itself (first of its kind) is here:

Housing Fit for Purpose: Performance, Feedback and Learning

RIBAJ Review of the book

CIBSEJ Review of the book


The book covers both social  and technical issues in housing performance and is aimed at housing developers, managers, designers, policy makers and academics, with a clear agenda set out at the end of it – there will be a Q and A at the event, and book signing too.


October 14, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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University of Sheffield Students’ Union
Studio, University of Sheffield Students' Union, Western Bank
Sheffield, S10 2TG United Kingdom
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