National Household Model

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Developed by: 
Centre for Sustainable Energy
App charge: 
Free

The National Household Model (NHM) is delivered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). It was developed as an open-source tool for projecting the effects of policy and other legislative changes on the energy and emissions of the UK domestic housing stock by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). DECC was closed in July 2016.
In order to be able to set up scenarios, model users need to learn a specialist scenario language based on S-expressions (such as those used in the LISP language) using the instruction manual found on the BEIS GitHub site. This will allow them to run the model which acts on the data in the various UK housing surveys.
UK Data Archive stores the datasets for this model on behalf of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Users will need to register in order to access the raw data and run a conversion program to create a full dataset.
The NHM team encourages feedback on all aspects of the model and documentation.

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