Monitoring CO2 levels in houses and other buildings provided data which formed part of an evaluation of overall energy system performance and energy efficiency.
Researchers at Oxford Brookes University used
CO2 loggers in building performance evaluation and
monitoring studies for domestic and non-domestic, new build and
refurbishment projects. In a research project funded by
the government and other bodies, the CO2 loggers have
been used as a means of determining air quality in deep whole house
Tinytag Carbon Dioxide data loggers are an
accurate solution for monitoring CO2 levels in a
wide range of buildings. Two of the discreet units are
positioned in the living room and bedroom. The information recorded
by the loggers is included with other environmental data, and
the results are assessed to determine whether the overall
energy system is working as intended.
For example, if the loggers show that CO2 levels are
too high, it is an indication of poor air quality resulting from
either poor maintenance or operation of mechanical ventilation
systems. This type of result helps to detect problems in air
quality and determine actual in-situ energy efficiency.
Rohini Cherian, Associate Researcher at the University
commented, "We chose the Tinytags as they were one of
the few solutions available that allows us to record CO2
levels over a period of time for later analysis. Their high memory
capacity is an added advantage. It was also useful to have
independent, non-intrusive CO2 loggers that were not
tied to a wider system. The Tinytag Explorer software makes it very
easy for us to interpret results."