Park home energy improvement pilot (CP777)

LEAD AGENCY: Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
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PROJECT SUMMARY: This project is to install heat recovery ventilation units to 15 Park homes following on from a large measures project to install thermal insulation. Two units will be installed per property, in the bathroom and kitchen/living area, to combat the potential increase in condensation risk associated with SWI installations.

The project will assess improvements in resident health and well-being that ties into Public Health England (PHE) strategies; the change in the SAP rating per property, to determine what improvements are required for park homes to achieve Band C on average; the change in resident energy bills over a two-year period to determine the impact of the measures

EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: This project is directly connected to CP777, hence the monitoring regime for that project will continue into this project. In 2 of the insulated properties in project CP777, where the heat recovery ventilation has been installed, thermocouple data loggers will monitor the temperature of the air entering and leaving the property via the heat recovery ventilation system. Watthour meters will be installed to measure the energy used per unit.
PROJECT OUTCOMES: To reduce the increased condensation and mould risk following full insulation of park homes. Proven solutions and case studies are urgently needed as fuel poverty is particularly prevalent within such communities.

These installations will enable the production of detailed case studies, establish show homes, inform national best practice and enable funding and finances to be better allocated on a local and national basis

REGION IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  North West
LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA/KEY LOCATIONS IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council
DETAILS OF TECHNOLOGIES TRIALLED: Silavent Energex single room heat recovery system
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA GRANT WITH MATCH FUNDING MATCH TOTAL
15 15
Project report can be downloaded here
Published on 23-04-2018
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