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A review of existing research to understand the breadth of domestic thermal comfort
A review of existing research to understand the breadth of domestic thermal comfort
A review of existing research to understand the breadth of domestic thermal comfort
A review of existing research to understand the breadth of domestic thermal comfort

Improving domestic energy use

  • Loughborough experts support ETI’s drive to improve domestic energy use

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) – hosted by the Midlands Energy Consortium and a key tenant of LUSEP – manages a range of collaborative projects that accelerate the development of new affordable, secure and sustainable low carbon energy technologies.

In November 2012, ETI launched its Consumer Behaviour Study as part of its Smart Systems and Heat programme.

As part of this three year project, ETI commissioned Victoria Haines and her team to undertake a review of the literature in the area of thermal comfort to identify the key implications for the design of better Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS).

The consultancy commenced in February 2014, and the team have since presented their findings to ETI. The results of the review have been very well received.

Impacts

  • Research Associate 

    A Research Associate was engaged to undertake the review (February–June 2014)

  • Consultancy 

    To ensure the on-going support for the ETI’s HEMS activity, Victoria Haines provides expert consultancy support