This Phase 1 report was produced for the Technology Strategy Board to give early Post Construction and Early Occupation feedback. It was commissioned by bere:architects. The fabric analysis work, carried out by Sam Stamp of University College London (UCL), included u-value measurements and a co-heating test. This interim report (slightly confusingly titled as a 'final' phase 1 report) draws on the UCL outputs and was compiled by the consultant Jason Palmer, also of Cambridge Architectural Research.
A detailed Phase 2 report was produced after two further years of in-use performance monitoring, in 2014. The Phase 2 paper was produced in collaboration with Dr Ian Ridley of UCL Energy Institute London and RMIT Melbourne, and Jason Palmer peer-reviewed the results.
This Phase 1 report uses material produced by researchers at University College London Energy Institute and RMIT Melbourne, Australia. Dr Ian Ridley started leading the research at UCL London and continued it at RMIT.
Sam Stamp, a PhD research student at UCL Energy Institute carried out the Phase 1 co-heating test and other fabric studies. bere:architects and Alan Clarke have provided support in designing and setting up the monitoring equipment with Eltek of Cambridge, and in commissioning and re-commissioning the building services.
Closely participating in research is a vital part of our work at bere:architects, enabling us to gain valuable feedback from independent researchers and improve our services to our clients in the future.
bere:architects comments on the report:
p.26, item 10, putting the HRV unit inside the thermal envelope is certainly the conventional and easiest strategy, but putting it outside the thermal envelope is a reasonable strategy as long as the duct connection to the house is very short and highly insulated, and the HRV unit itself is in an insulated enclosure. Putting the HRV unit externally has created additional storage space inside the house and enabled us to conduct research on a prototype long-life filter that will be accessible by a maintenance servive provider.