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University of Salford Friends of Energy House 2.0 News

15 July 2022

Energy House Labs in Manchester, north west England, UK

University of Salford Friends of Energy House 2.0

Build Test Solutions Pledges to Support Friends of Energy House 2.0

We are proud to announce that Build Test Solutions (BTS) has joined the University of Salford’s Friends of Energy House 2.0, a community of like-minded industry partners who are committed to fighting the climate emergency.

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face as a society, and Friends of Energy House 2.0 is an initiative and Impact Fund which will help to drive the world-leading research of Energy House 2.0, a £16million test and research facility, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), due to open on the University of Salford campus this autumn.

To become a Friend, we have donated to the Friends of Energy House 2.0 Impact Fund which will focus on driving the activity of the new facility and enhancing the social impact by funding:

• A STEM PhD Studentship
• Educational Outreach Programmes
• Student & Local Community Initiatives

The STEM PhD Studentship will cover the tuition fees for a PhD researcher to work at the Energy House Labs alongside the renowned academic team.

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Applications for Educational Outreach Programmes and Student & Local Community Initiatives which focus on climate change, energy efficiency, and sustainability are now open – click here to find out more.

Friends of Energy House 2.0 also has the support of Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, who said: “The mission behind this network is to join forces in raising the profile, amplifying the activity, and enhancing the impact of Energy House 2.0.”

Take a look at Andy Burnham’s introduction to Friends of Energy House 2.0 here:
Andy Burnham speaking about Friends of Energy House 2.0 from US News Channel videos on Vimeo.

BTS’ Managing Director, Luke Smith said: “We are excited to be able to work alongside and collaborate with Friends of Energy House. After all, it is in all our interests to drive initiatives forwards that are going to help us tackle the climate emergency.

“To reach goals like net zero, in the building sector we need to be able to assess energy performance to understand how a building is functioning in terms of the fabric, systems and usability. Here at Build Test Solutions, we identify three key areas where we believe measurement is most critical in ensuring the delivery of long-term increased energy performance: whole building heat loss (SmartHTC), air leakage testing (Pulse), and U-value measurement (Heat3D).

Together, our tools provide a measurement of the actual performance of the building which can be compared directly against the predicted performance parameters set out in energy models such as SAP, the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP), iSBEM and others,” concludes Luke.

Find more information about Build Test Solutions’ products:

Build Test Solutions (BTS)

BTS are innovators in building performance measurement. Our mission is to make in-situ building performance measurement cost effective and accessible to the mainstream building construction, renovation and home improvement sectors.

Following extensive testing and validation, we supply unique building performance measurement technologies and software solutions to energy assessors, building surveyors, the construction industry, utility suppliers and other built environment experts.

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