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Researcher sought for EnerPHit monitoring project

Trust member and Certified Passivhaus Designer Claire Jamieson is embarking on an EnerPHit retrofit of her 18th century cottage and is looking to collaborate with researchers to integrate monitoring into the structure of her house.

The project, dubbed 'The Barge', is aiming for EnerPHit certification via the use of certified Passivhaus components and is two months along an 11 month programme. Due to the age of the dwelling, the designers are not aiming to meet the Space Heating Demand (SHD) but are significantly reducing the energy loads.

If you are a researcher and are interested in getting involved, please contact Claire directly ASAP as work is commencing on-site and the installation of monitoring devices in core building fabric will become difficult due to finishes. 


Suggested monitoring methods include:

  • Environmental sensors to determine moisture transfer, hygroscopic performance and thermal conductivity

  • External environment monitors  

  • Fuel consumption monitoring  

  • Electricity consumption particularly plug load using PV and the benefit of a Moixa battery  

  • Monitoring the benefits of hot water recovery

Once the monitoring studies are complete, Claire would like to share the results to the Passivhaus community through the development of a case study article and presentation.

For more information please contact Claire Jamieson directly

Image credits: Claire Jamieson

25th July 2017

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