The recent Building Performance Network report, ‘State of the Nation Review: Performance Evaluation of New Housing’ was published this week. The report provides more evidence that we simply don’t know the real performance of our buildings, underwhelming policies based on predicted performance all of which leaving buildings at risk of unintended consequences.
Following the recent success of Pulse, Build Test Solutions have developed Pulse 2.0, a more robust, lightweight version of the previous system, which will be unveiled to the public at this year’s Futurebuild event in early March.
Build Test Solutions (working with Carnego Systems and SOAP retrofit) has been announced as winners of the Billing, metering and monitoring solutions category of Energiesprong’s Design Competition, held in London last year.
BTS have published the results from using Pulse to test the air leakage of very air tight dwellings, such as Passivhaus new builds and Enerphit retrofits.
Following the release of the Future Homes Standard by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Welsh Government has now released its own review of Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of Building Regulations.
The Part L consultation released in October 2019, seeks views on introducing BTS’s Pulse technology as an alternative method for air tightness testing.
Our exciting Smart HTC method for measuring the in-situ thermal performance of homes has today received commitment from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to advance to phase 2 of the SMETERs competition.
In September we’re are undertaking a lot of testing in the University of Salford’s Energy House.
As a critical next step in the introduction of the test method, Build Test Solutions are seeking recognition of Pulse as an approved air permeability test procedure in accordance with Regulation 43 of the UK Building Regulations.
On the 30th June 2019, the British Standards Institute (BSI) released the long awaited PAS 2035; the new framework for retrofitting dwellings for improved energy efficiency. This new standard is supported by the UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and was developed by a Steering Group which included many stakeholders from the Built Environment and Retrofit industry.