Publications and Resources
Comparing heating systems in Wakefield (CP758)
Post on 25th Oct 2018
This project focused on the installation and evaluation of measures or combinations of measures in homes at risk of fuel poverty. There was a mix of innovative and more well-established technologies installed in the properties. WDH’s standard heating replacement programme focuses on standard energy efficiency measures and typical gas and electricity heating systems. These measures have been available through ECO and its previous iterations.
Air-source heat pumps with solar PV-T panels (CP752)
Post on 06th Oct 2018
This project installed a hybrid combination of a Mitsubishi air-source heat pump (ASHP) with novel Solar Angel PV-T (PV and thermal) solar panels in 21 homes, to provide a “whole house” approach, in rural properties not connected to mains gas in Norton, Kent and Iden, East Sussex.
No-fines concrete housing insulation scheme (CP779)
Post on 25th Sep 2018
No fines concrete houses are houses that have walls constructed from in situ cast concrete that does not contain the fine aggregate that is usually mixed within the concrete. This means that the larger aggregate (gravel of 10 20mm in size) is bound by a cement slurry coating. As such, connected voids are found throughout the walls. The result of this is that these house types do not behave like other solid wall properties in relation to heat retention, air tightness and resistance to moisture
Ground Source Heat Pump (CP746)
Post on 06th Sep 2018
The project comprises the replacement of the heating and hot water systems of two residential sheltered blocks whose residents are over 55 years of age. The main block comprises 41 flats; the second and smaller block to the rear of the main block comprises 15 flats.
Hybrid heat pumps, infrared radiators and Sunamp heat stacks (CP780)
Post on 25th Aug 2018
Ongo Homes installed three different types of innovative full heating systems into 30 properties from their social housing stock. Existing heating was removed and replaced with one of the three technologies: 14 Logicor infrared radiator systems, 10 Daikin Altherma hybrid heat pumps and six Sunamp heat batteries.
External wall insulation on park homes in North Lincolnshire (CP783) (CP784)
Post on 16th Jul 2018
External wall insulation (EWI) is an established technology that improves heat retention and energy efficiency. In essence, EWI provides an external jacket to a park home that significantly enhances thermal efficiency. This should improve performance of existing building fabric, ensuring a warmer living space in winter months, and cooler living space in the summer months. A further stated benefit of EWI is improved sound proofing, which can further enhance the living experience of householders.
Post on 01st Jul 2018
Research released by NEA has demonstrated that smart meters can benefit vulnerable and low-income households – but in most cases this requires additional support and advice.
Daikin hybrid heat pump (CP759)
Post on 25th Jun 2018
After the successful delivery of a project that replaced electric storage heaters with hybrid heat pumps Home Group were invited to run an additional hybrid heat pump project. This project replaced gas boilers that were due for renewal with Daikin Altherma Hybrid heat pumps. The hybrid system combines an air to water heat pump alongside a condensing combination gas boiler to provide heating and hot water. The system can automatically select the most cost effective and efficient heating mode based on external and internal temperatures, the space heating and hot water demand, and the current cost of gas and electricity.
Q-Bot application of underfloor insulation (CP1025)
Post on 25th Apr 2018
This project used Q-Bot’s novel “SprayBot” to install a 12.5cm thick layer of Elastospray® 1629/1 foam insulation to the under-side of suspended timber ground floors in properties in the London Borough of Camden (LBC).