Leading Midlands social housing landlord whg led a consortium on the InnovateUK funded two year project exploring the potential of offsite modular housing construction. Energy Systems Catapult undertook dynamic modelling assessments using our Home Energy Dynamics tool-kit to calculate the building’s energy and thermal efficiency for various home configurations, building materials, power and heating systems, and occupancy profiles.
Mixergy has designed a smart hot water storage tank that allows consumers to only heat the water they need, rather than conventional hot water tanks which heat all or nothing. Home Energy Dynamics ran a simulation to discover the energy and carbon savings delivered when deployed in a varied ecosystem of products and applications.
Energy Systems Catapult is partnering with the Smart Home Expo 2020, taking place on 15-16 September 2021 at Birmingham’s NEC.
The UK’s gloriously varied building stock needs to reach zero carbon by 2050. Rather than bossing things from the centre, it makes sense to shape solutions that people and places actually want. Here are six potential steps that the UK could take.
With the UK legislating a target to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions across the economy by 2050, the case for an enduring policy framework to decarbonise buildings is clear: everything – all buildings, cars, and industries – must be zero carbon in aggregate by 2050.
Decarbonising heat is the biggest challenge the UK faces in terms of transforming the energy system to meet carbon reduction targets and achieve our clean growth ambitions. Between 2015 and 2019, Energy Systems Catapult delivered the UK’s largest smart, consumer-focused project aimed at overcoming the barriers to the decarbonisation of residential heat – the Smart Systems and Heat programme.
The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025. This consultation covers proposed changes to Building Regulations in regards to heating, airtightness and ventilation.
Energy Systems Catapult will act as Management Contractor for the £14.6 million Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project on behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
BBC Panorama approached Energy Systems Catapult to help them understand what the UK Government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050 will mean for a normal British household, in an episode by called: Climate Change: What Can We Do? Here Dr Matt Lipson focuses on the heat challenge.
Heat as a Service is a new model for how businesses sell heating. Consumers who buy Heat as a Service choose how much to spend on the experience they want – feeling warm and comfortable when and where they want in their homes – instead of paying for kilowatt hours of energy.
A new, data-driven approach to designing low carbon heating and retrofit solutions for existing homes could help minimise the costs of upgrading the UK’s 27 million homes to meet climate targets, according to a study.
A new, data-driven approach to designing low carbon heating and retrofit solutions for existing homes could help minimise the costs of upgrading the UK’s 27 million homes to meet climate targets.