Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Testing Home Energy and Sustainability - Everything Electric

We know homes need to be more efficient and sustainable - but how do things like insulation, ventilation, sustainable building materials or renewable energy sources actually solutions get tested and how do we know if they're actually going to make a difference? 

Energy House Project 2 at Salford University has the answer! In this episode Fully Charged visited their very unique testing facility which puts new homes and home energy technology through the paces. Inside, two environmental chambers capable of accommodating two detached houses, recreate a wide variety of weather conditions with temperatures ranging between -20˚C to +40˚C and simulate wind, rain, snow and solar radiation. We look around to find out how this helps upgrade and future-proof homes and energy technologies! 

On the topic of home energy savings, please come to the North American nexus of decarbonization, the @EverythingElectricShow (formerly "@fullychargedshow") being held in Vancouver, British Columbia September 6- 8, 2024 at the Vancouver Convention Center. We will have hundreds of EVs, electric motorbikes, eBikes, home energy devices, heat pumps and anything else that starts to put gas stations out of business.

00:00 It's -5 degrees! 

00:21 Energy House Project 2 

01:15 Inside the chambers 

01:52 Extreme Testing Conditions? 

02:44 Future-Proofing?! 

04:11 Testing Tech 

05:19 Technology for Refugee Camps 

06:00 Flat Pack house! 

06:33 What about existing homes? 

08:20 Something for everyone 

08:59 Outtakes...!