Monday, 31 January 2011

worlds first Energy House

Scientists at the University of Salford plan to use the mock home to test the effectiveness of a wide range of energy saving technologies.

The house is being built inside a three-storey laboratory, which will allow a team of researchers to control heat, light and humidity levels.
"We need to find ways to make these old-build properties more energy efficient as they will continue to house people for generations to come," observed Professor Stephen Donnelly, dean of the university's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Environment.

"But to cost-effectively retro-fit old properties and make them as carbon-efficient as possible requires detailed and robust research."

The Energy House project is expected to last for about three years before the team will demolish the house and replace it with a replicated public building, such as a hospital ward or school classroom.

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