Energy House 2.0


Construction has started on the University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0.

The Energy House 2.0 is a £16 million home energy test laboratory in which research can be undertaken around energy use in homes/small buildings and measure precisely the effect different weather conditions have.

The facility will allow the University’s energy and environment academics to create snow, rain, wind and solar exposure in two giant closed chambers. The varying conditions will be able to go as low as -20°C all the way up to 40°C, replicating a wide range of different environments. The project is the largest of its kind in Europe and has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The University is building on their established buildings and energy efficiency research from the original Salford Energy House built in 2011.

With UK Government Policy in place to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 The Energy House 2.0 will be a major research facility for the UK. It will aid in giving insights on how insulation materials, smart energy products and batteries respond to different climate conditions. This information will inform industry on how to respond and build more energy efficient homes.

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