Park home heat recovery ventilation (CP789)

LEAD AGENCY: Cheshire West and Chester Council
OTHER PARTNERS:
PROJECT SUMMARY:

External wall, underfloor (and loft, if present) insulation will be fitted in 52 park homes in off-gas properties in the Cheshire area.

Alumasc Swisstherm External Wall Insulation System is being trialled. All suspended park homes will receive underfloor insulation, and those with lofts will receive loft insulation. 15 of the homes will then have heat ventilation recovery units installed (part of a separate project –CP789).

EVALUATION METHODOLOGY: Interviews will be conducted with a sample of households to capture energy consumption behaviour and previous energy expenditure.

Household interviews will be supplemented by thermal data-logging using recognised calibrated standalone devices, electricity meter readings will also be provided by the park home manager. 7 properties that are off-gas and are heated by LPG systems or oil will be provided with appropriate flow meters to gauge energy usage in the park home. Monitoring will be carried out for 12 months, which will include a full winter heating period.

PROJECT OUTCOMES:
  • The project will improve the thermal efficiency of park home properties, reduce energy bills and improve health and well-being of occupants.
  • Park homes have previously been unable to access funding, with fuel poverty particularly prevalent within such communities, so proven solutions and case studies are urgently needed.
  • These installations will provide detailed independent case studies, and inform national best practice to influence future funding mechanisms.
REGION IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  North West
LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA/KEY LOCATIONS IN WHICH PROJECT WILL BE DELIVERED:  Cheshire West and Chester Council
DETAILS OF TECHNOLOGIES TRIALLED:
  • Alumasc Swisstherm External Wall Insulation System
  • YBS Foil Tech Underfloor Insulation
  • URSA Glasswool (blown loft insulation system)
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA GRANT WITH MATCH FUNDING MATCH TOTAL
52 52
Project report can be downloaded here
Published on 23-04-2018
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