Independent evaluation of the “Chop-cloc” product in the Scottish Borders

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September 2017 | Bryony Holroyd, Michael Hamer (NEA) The project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the complimentary Chop-cloc product fitted to gas fired central heating systems, in terms of assessing the size of any energy and cost savings made – particularly whether these meet the manufacturer’s claims – and any other customer experience issues… Read more »

Independent evaluation of the “Tadpole” product

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September 2017 | Bryony Holroyd, Michael Hamer (NEA) The project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the complimentary “tadpole” product fitted to gas fired central heating systems, in terms of assessing the size of any energy and cost savings made – particularly whether these meet the manufacturer’s claims – and any other customer experience issues… Read more »

Procedural justice and the implementation of community wind energy projects: a case study from South Yorkshire

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September 2016 | Neil Simcock, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester In policy and activist discourses there is often an expectation that community wind energy projects will avoid the conflicts and local opposition often associated with private-developer-led developments. However, the empirical validity of this assertion has not been widely investigated. In previous… Read more »

Report of the Home Energy Consultation and Advice Project

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September 2016 | Report by NEA BREDEM modelling of Thirteen’s 5 most commonly visited property types was performed, to compare modelled energy with expected energy need, and to assess optimal energy saving and cost effective improvement. Stakeholder interviews were carried out to assess the benefits of the project, and capture participant views on policy /… Read more »

Electric boiler assessment project

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Authors: Michael Hamer (NEA); Paul Cartwright (NEA) Published: June 2015 (Redacted version to remove all funder and locality references). The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effectiveness of new electric boilers (Amptec C1200 electric boiler, manufactured by Heatrae Sadia) installed in a housing estate in central England. The project studied 10 households and… Read more »

Scoping ECO for park homes

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Authors: Michael Hamer (NEA), Paul Cartwright (NEA) Published: March 2014 A study on the availability of ECO funded external insulation systems for improving the building standards of residential park homes in England and its applicability on two existing residential sites. Download

Monitoring air source heat pumps in domestic properties

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Authors: NEA Technical Team Published: June 2013 The focus of this project is the evaluation of the social impact of air source heat pumps in two rural offgas grid communities. Worksop – fitted with Mitsubishi ECOdan units – 10 households evaluated Macclesfield – fitted with Husky PWR units – 6 households evaluated. Within the sample… Read more »

Air-sourced affordable warmth: An independent view of air-source heat pumps

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Authors: NEA on behalf of NIBE, Mitsubishi and Daikin Published: April 2012 The number of ‘off gas’ properties is much higher in rural areas than urban, with the problem increasing as settlements become more dispersed. Households without gas have to rely on more expensive fuels. Estimates from 2008 suggest that households off the gas network… Read more »

 
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