Our range of Net Zero labs and tools can help you develop, test & scale-up zero carbon innovations and grow a skilled installation workforce

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Accelerating innovations to decarbonise UK Net Zero

Energy Systems Catapult has developed a Homes Net Zero Toolkit for accelerating innovation in UK homes by working with innovators, energy networks, energy retailers communities and innovators to accelerate zero carbon solutions.

Our Homes platform will help you decide what labs, tools and skills will best suit your needs, combining cutting edge whole system models, tools, guides, case studies and information to support the growth of innovative low carbon businesses.

We can help you simulate how an innovation will perform in a range of UK housing architypes, test products and services with real people in real homes, innovations attract infrastructure investment and create jobs.

How we can help you...

Energy Systems Catapult offers models, tools and labs to help innovators, developers and the construction industry towards Net Zero.

Case Studies

Smart hot water tank

Mixergy has designed an innovative, smart hot water storage tank that allows consumers to heat only the water they need, in contrast to conventional hot water tanks which heat all or nothing. This saves on energy, cost and carbon emissions.

Energy Systems Catapult utilised our Home Energy Dynamics modelling toolkit to help Mixergy simulate how their hot water tank interacts with varied building and occupancy profiles without needing to deploy the innovation in the real world.

HED has been tested on a number of homes to date, to demonstrate a very strong correlation between predicted and measured energy performance, which supports validation work undertaken with Salford University’s Energy House.

David White, Head of Commercial Operations, Mixergy, said: “Home Energy Dynamics allowed us to test Mixergy’s product when deployed in a varied ecosystem of products and applications, which is often challenging to model. These insights are extremely valuable when articulating to prospective clients and stakeholders the full impact of deploying smart home technologies.

“We were really impressed with the accuracy of the model and also how it is able to quickly identify effectiveness of a solution without need for a full laboratory set-up.”

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