ETI seeks partners for retrofit research project

6th August, 2013

Study will help to improve thermal efficiency of existing homes in the UK

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is looking for partners to join in a retrofit research project to help improve the thermal efficiency of the UK’s existing housing stock. The request for proposals is part of ETI’s projected £100m Smart Systems and Heat (SSH) technology programme, announced by the government last year.

The project will help to validate and further develop approaches used in a previous ETI research project. The methodology that will be tested was developed through the ETI’s earlier Optimising Thermal Efficiency of Existing Housing project. That identified potential ways of improving the energy efficiency of most UK homes, and was led by BRE with EDF Energy, Peabody, PRP, Total Flow, UCL and Wates.

Dr Grant Bourhill, ETI director of smart systems and heat, said: “Retrofitting existing homes is an important element in developing a cost-effective, practical solution for the delivery of heat and comfort. The challenge of introducing this to the UK housing stock is huge. Therefore we want to ensure we have solutions that are not only fit for purpose but are economical and provide comfort to consumers.”

Source: Building4Change.

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