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Reference Number GR/S45423/01
Title DOMESTIC AIR CONDITIONING - Occupant Use and Operational Efficiency
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 50%;
Not Energy Related 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 75%;
Applied Research and Development 25%;
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr A Young
No email address given
The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 March 2004
End Date 31 July 2006
Duration 29 months
Total Grant Value £235,548
Industrial Sectors Construction
Region London
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr A Young , The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor T (Tadj ) Oreszczyn , Bartlett Sch of Env, Energy & Resources, University College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Energy Services (0.000%)
Project Contact , Energy Saving Trust Ltd (The) (0.000%)
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Abstract The research will first involve a desk-top study of domestic air conditioning sales in the UK (and interviews with key players in the field) to establish current and likely future market trends, future technological developments and details of system control, design and installation. This survey, along with the industrial partners, will be used to identify 300 premises, of various dwelling types and with a range of systems, for an occupant survey on purchase motivation, health status and usagepatterns. From these, 150 premises will be identified for detailed monitoring over the summer, including full physical survey, collection of data for a BREDEM 8 calculation, environmental monitoring of internal spaces and the monitoring of system efficiency in a sub-set of 15 premises. Extreme weather monitoring will be carried out in another sub-set of 30 dwellings, including infrared thermography, pressure testing and the collection of occupant health status data. Sophisticated statisticalanalysis will be used to establish a number of weather normalised parameters, such as typical demand temperatures, hours of use, equipment CoPs and carbon emissions. A base temperature for cooling degree days will also be derived. In collaboration with others, a computer simulation study will test the validity of cooling algorithms for use in prediction models, such as BREDEM 8 12. Dissemination of results will be through a workshop held at the Bartlett and a final reoort, which will benfitfrom theworkshop feedback
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