The data loggers were left to record temperatures during field trials of advanced heating controls in houses to help establish the levels of energy savings.
The Energy Saving Trust is one of the UK's leading organisations
set up to address the damaging effects of climate change. The
company has worked on a research project designed to maximise
energy efficiency within housing schemes, undertaking field trials
of advanced heating controls in a sample of approximately 400
residential homes using Tinytag temperature data
James Russill, Development Manager at the Energy Saving Trust
says: "Gemini Data Loggers has supplied the Energy Saving Trust
with very high quality products which met all our specifications at
an extremely competitive price. The team's innovative thinking and
first-rate customer care has added real value to our project."
The overall objective of the advanced controls field trials was
to establish the level of energy savings generated by the new
controls, with in-situ measurements being undertaken over an 18
month period. The loggers were posted to the households for
self-installation; four non intrusive data loggers being placed in
each house, three inside and one outdoor.
Later on, the loggers were retrieved for data download, again by
post; the lightweight, small dimensions and robustness of the
logger proving advantageous in this respect. Before and after
monitoring results will be compared using Tinytag Explorer software and it is anticipated
that a 10% saving can be made on household energy bills.
Gemini Data Loggers UK not only met the strict specifications
required by the Energy Saving Trust when designing the loggers for
this project, it exceeded their requirements by adding more value
to the product at a very competitive price. The loggers were more
accurate; they were pre-configured so they automatically started
logging a few days after posting to the household; their non
intrusive design and custom labels helped the users in the task of
placing them around their house; and their inductive connection pad
enabled a convenient, easy offload of data when using the 'bulk
logger tool' in the Tinytag Explorer
loggers have been successfully used in many other building
energy efficiency projects to ensure maximum comfort for occupants
and to protect contents. Such companies want to monitor their HVAC
system to help instigate changes to office temperature for a much
healthier and comfortable working environment.
Other businesses use the data loggers in their fight against
Legionella or to meet health and safety regulations. The low cost,
reliability factor and ease of use has also been favoured by
universities, who have used the loggers on many important missions
worldwide to understand the impact of global warming.
loggers demonstrate that they are an economic monitoring
solution to many different energy efficiency missions. The data
loggers form part of the initial research and understanding needed
to set practical, workable energy efficiency goals for a whole
variety of projects and to evaluate and validate test markets or
strategies along the way.