Tinytags monitor energy performance in new and refurbished buildings to help provide essential data concerning the success of energy saving initiatives and technologies.
The Black Country Housing Group is a housing
association that serves local communities in Birmingham and the
Black Country, providing affordable housing for rent, new homes for
sale and a diverse range of specialist local services.
Richard Baines, the Group's Director of Sustainable Development,
provides environmental consultancy services in-house and also to
external fee-paying clients. Richard has been using Tinytags for
many years as part of this service, to help evaluate the
performance of energy saving measures. The energy
performance of new or modified buildings is monitored to establish
the value of new technologies. Monitoring is an essential
tool in the evaluation of innovations which have to meet stated
Up to ten Tinytag Ultra
2 and Tinytag Talk 2 temperature and relative
humidity loggers are deployed, and the
recorded data is analysed to establish whether performance is in
line with expectations, or to help identify unexpected
performance (better or worse). Improvements can be publicised,
whilst any problems are identified, investigated and solved.
Richard chose Tinytags because they are
stand-alone and unobtrusive in occupied
dwellings. He adds, "Previous products from
other suppliers proved ineffective. Over several decades now, the
Tinytag brand has proved to be bullet-proof!"
To see more of Richard's work with Tinytags, check out our case
finding innovative energy solutions for SMEs.
Image: Switching on the World's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell CHP
System: Tinytags helped evaluate the performance of the world's
first Hydrogen fuel cell Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for social
housing in Blackheath, West Midlands.