Our visit to Energy House 2.0

David Partridge, Head of Pelham and Livia Williams, Head of Planned Investments and Relets at NCHA were recently invited by Salford University and Saint-Gobain to visit their world leading energy performance test facility in Manchester.

Salford’s Energy House facility is a unique research and testing laboratory which provides accurate and rapid assessment of energy efficient retro fit technologies on a traditionally built early 20th century two-bedroom terraced house.

Energy House

Salford’s newer Energy House 2.0 facility is the largest research facility, with two environmental chambers, which can each accommodate two detached houses. Under controlled conditions, the chamber recreates a wide variety of weather conditions with temperatures ranging between -20˚C to +40˚C and simulated wind, rain, snow and solar radiation.

David Partridge comments: “We visited a project that will provide an understanding of how to deliver zero carbon housing at scale using off-site lightweight construction solutions. It will also help us understand how these homes will meet the Future Homes Standard.”

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