The BEIS SMETER programme has successfully demonstrated how SmartHTC delivers accurate and repeatable thermal performance measurements. Close agreement between SmartHTC and conventional coheating tests was shown in 30 houses and validated by an independent consortium of leading universities.
BTS are delighted to publish the largest validation study of an in-situ thermal performance measurement method ever carried out. SmartHTC is a game changing, low cost and unobtrusive method of measuring the true energy performance of buildings whilst occupied.
In the biggest shake up of building safety and regulatory enforcement for 40 years, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has this week announced the appointment of a Chief Inspector of Buildings to establish and lead the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR).
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has just announced Pulse as an approved air leakage testing method in the updated Part L1a building regulations set to be published later this year.
Build Test Solutions and our trusted partner, Elmhurst Energy Consultancy, have been delivering a number of these projects and are delighted to have supported smart air brick technology provider, AirEx, and its DA project sponsor, EDF Energy, in achieving the status of the UK’s 1st fully completed Demonstration Action.
As a part of the energy performance of private rented sector consultation, Build Test Solutions believes that the Heat Transfer Coefficient (HTC) of the dwelling should be considered as a performance standard.
Build Test Solutions has secured backing from the Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund for a project which seeks to optimise, validate and implement our highly scalable mould risk indicator for homes.
Build Test Solutions provides an overview of Heat Loss Parameter, and introduces a simple guide for which performance can be measured against.
The University of Nottingham have recently published a journal paper entitled ‘A practical review of alternatives to the steady pressurisation method for determining building airtightness’.
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.