Energy Systems Research Unit Consultancy

Consultancy services to industry include modelling studies in support of design decision-making, laboratory tests to characterise the behaviour of new products, and field monitoring to determine the performance of buildings and new/renewable energy plant in use.

Issues that may be studied include, but are not limited to, the following.

Energy

  • Heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting of buildings
  • Energy supply and demand at the local or regional level

Hybrid systems

  • Critical component sizing within hybrid energy supply systems
  • Control system performance prediction

Renewable energy scheme deployments

  • Grid and building-integrated systems design
  • Passive technologies for demand reduction

Airflow

  • Natural ventilation approaches and heat recovery
  • Indoor and outdoor air movement and emissions

Materials

  • Advanced glazings and insulation products
  • Photovoltaic components integration
  • Equipment assessment (heat pumps, combined heat and power, wind turbines etc.)

Comfort and health

  • Thermal, visual and acoustic
  • Indoor air quality
  • Daylighting and glare avoidance

Air quality

  • Surface and interstitial condensation
  • Mould growth alleviation
  • Contaminants

Contact us via the links provided to discuss your consultancy needs.