PassivSystems has launched a research project into uk home energy efficiency and heat pumps. PassivSystems are a provider of intelligent connected energy services for residential homes and are working in collaboration with University College London (UCL) to deliver the project.
The research project: The Predictive Demand Control Pilot study into Heat pumps, is part funded by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF). It will be conducted in social housing across the UK for the 2014/2015 heating season. The project will be trialling the effectiveness of smart energy efficiency technology with residential heat pumps, with a view to reducing home energy usage.
Tenants participating in the study will be given intelligent heat pump controls, including a tablet providing clear and simple control over their heat pump. The controls will give them wireless control of their homes heating and hot water, as well as insight into the operation and efficiency of their heat pump through a smart phone or tablet app and online portal.
The trial is currently being rolled out in around 120 homes across the UK. The heat pumps in use are being monitored by PassivSystems. They aim to publish the data they collect in Spring 2015, with a view to incorporating a heat pump management system onto the PassivLiving smart energy platform.
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