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Energy Performance of Buildings

A energy efficient house

Speaker: Professor Richard Fitton, Reader in Energy Performance of Buildings at the University of Salford

Energy savings figures: scientific fact or made-up nonsense?

We will hear from Professor Richard Fitton on the way that energy savings measures are quantified in a unique set of labs at the University of Salford.  The Energy House facilities allow scientists to recreate climates from across the globe, including temperatures from -20 to +40 degrees Celsius, with rain, wind, solar gain and even snow.   

Join us to find out what works and what doesn’t.

Tea and coffee will be available from 6 pm in the Lennard-Jones foyer. Talks start at 7 pm and are followed by Q&A.

This talk will be accompanied by a British Sign Language interpreter.

Whilst it isn’t necessary to register for this event, it will help with our rooming and refreshment arrangements if you do.

About the speaker

Richard holds a PhD in Building Physics and is also a chartered building surveyor.  He leads a task group for the development of international standards around energy performance.  He is also active in the International Energy Agency studying the use of smart meter data to provide energy efficiency data for dwellings. He holds a place on the SAP Scientific Integrity Group at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) which oversees the domestic energy model used in the UK. Richard is also the technical lead for the new Energy House 2 project, a building physics test lab.