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 Transit 2
temperature data loggers.
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 software.
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 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.