September 2012 These observations on the outcomes and the value of this project are provided from the viewpoint of a construction professional and an industry participant by John Easton of SUSTaim Limited. This report is intended to identify the beneficial impacts obtained through participation in the project, gathered from input at key stages in the … Continue reading SUSTaim’s perspective of Low Carbon Futures
May 2011 A stakeholder view from Jacobs, engineering consultants providing professional technical services both in the UK and internationally. Overall relevance and usefulness of research This project has represented a useful learning exercise for Jacobs. The new weather/climate data provided were generally readily useable in the TAS modelling tools already being used in thermal simulations … Continue reading Jacobs’ perspective of PROMETHEUS
May 2012 A stakeholder view from the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the professional membership organisation supporting 20,000 electrical and mechanical engineers. Introduction This document is written exclusively from the point of view of a single stakeholder reflecting on their participation in the COPSE research project. It is not a review of the … Continue reading CIBSE’s perspective of COPSE
Producing a general and computationally efficient methodology for sizing HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) plant and equipment in buildings.
PROCLIMATION: The use of probabilistic climate scenarios in building environmental performance simulation
Developing and implementing methodologies for using probabilistic climate projections (UKCP09) in building simulation and other analytical procedures.
PROMETHEUS: The use of probabilistic climate data to future proof design decisions in the buildings sector
The project developed a new set of probabilistic reference years that can be understood and used by building designers.
The COPSE project developed derived weather data for building designers, based on probabilistic climate projections rather than observed data.