Gentoo-BRE Real World Product Trials

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Published on March 14, 2014

Author: BREGroup



Gentoo and BRE are collaborating on getting new and innovative products trialled and tested in real-life conditions supported by lab testing

ECO Build 6th March 2014 In Situ Product Trial Service Offer from Gentoo and BRE “Real world product evaluation in occupied homes with direct consumer involvement”

What is the offer? “Real world product evaluation in occupied homes with direct consumer involvement while working with two reputable companies”  Providing a service to fill a gap in the product trial market  Help develop Green Deal/ECO in-use factors  Create bespoke product tests to meet clients requirements which can be supported by laboratory testing  End to end product trial service with direct customer involvement  Robust data analysis using industry standard tools and techniques  Customer attitudes and ‘usability’ assessment as well as testimonials  In Situ Product Report

BRE  World’s first building science centre Set up by Government in 1921 to improve the quality and performance of buildings  Privatised in 1997 - now owned by the BRE Trust What we do Research Products, tools and standards Drive positive change in the built environment

Gentoo Experience Retro-fit programmes  Pay As You Save  Energy Saving Bundle  PV on over 2,500 tenanted properties  Tarran’s ECO Project Products Trial Examples  Passiv Haus Project  mCHP  Low Energy Lighting  Heating Controls  Heating Devices Customer Engagement:  Experienced Customer Engagement Team  Qualified Energy Advisors and GD Assessors  Take-up record  Monitoring and evaluation on customer and technical side

BRE Experience Retro-fit programmes  BRE’s Victorian Terrace  Refurbishment pathfinders  ‘Greener Homes for Redbridge’  CESP (Community Energy Savings Programme) Products Trial Examples  ASHP and GSHP (700 systems)  PV domestic field trial (470 systems)  Product Characteristics Database (heat pumps, µCHP, MVHR, waste water heat recovery etc.)  SAP Appendix Q (dynamic insulation, solar assisted heat pumps, solar air PIV etc.) Customer engagement:  Aim High  High density homes in urban environments  Birmingham Energy Savers

Why together? Impartial – Non for Profit Organisations Gentoo/BRE Multi Skilled Installation Team - PAS 2030, MCS Gentoo/BRE Industry Specialists in our own fields Gentoo/BRE Building Regulations Compliance Gentoo/BRE Stock encompassing wide range house types Gentoo Experienced Customer Engagement Gentoo Housing Industry Experts Gentoo Technical expertise - Modelling BRE Product assessment and certification BRE Laboratory facilities BRE Technical expertise – Measurement and Monitoring BRE

Test Environment  Gentoo have over 30,000 properties in our housing portfolio  Over 80+ archetypes consisting of:  Traditional/Non Traditional Built Properties  Tower Blocks  Houses,  Maisonettes,  Bungalows,  Flats  Offices  Care Homes  Cavity, Brick, Hard to Treat Cavities, Solid  1 – 5 bed, detached, semi detached, terraced  Varying property demographics and property ages  Various Heating Demands  Gas, Electric, community heated properties

Test Environment  Laboratory testing facilities at BRE  BRE House Monitoring System  Modelling tools (SAP, CFD, thermal bridge analysis, interstitial and surface condensation risk etc.)

Client completes initial Product Trial Enquiry form. Desktop Survey & product trial proposal prepared Client Agrees to proposal Installation of Measures On going Data Collection , mid trial customer survey completed Product Trial Completed Customer Satisfaction Survey Final Data Analysis Completed Final Client Report produced Product Rejected Product Removed In Situ Product Trial Process Flow

“Real world product evaluation in occupied homes with direct consumer involvement while working with two reputable companies” For further information please contact us: BRE – Richard Hartless – – 01923 664143 GENTOO – Matthew Pitt – – 0191 525 5728 THANKS

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