Warmworks Scotland is a joint venture between the Energy Saving Trust, Everwarm and Changeworks and has been formed to deliver the Scottish Government’s flagship national energy efficiency scheme, Warmer Homes Scotland.
As part of Warmworks' contract with Scottish Government, they
are required to complete a fuel poverty impact evaluation. This
includes monitoring the energy use and temperatures of the
dwellings in which they have installed measures under the Warmer
Homes Scotland Scheme. This will assist both Scottish Government
and Warmworks in evaluating the benefits of the measures that have
been installed in the property, in addition to the improved SAP
(Standard Assessment Procedure) rating and EPC (Energy Performance
To fulfil this requirement, a total of 1200 Tinytag Ultra 2 and
600 Plus 2
temperature data loggers are deployed as part of the Scheme. In
each dwelling, one indoor Ultra 2 TGU-4017
logger is installed in a customer's main living room, and
another in the main bedroom. A rugged TGP-4017 Plus 2 unit is
mounted externally in a position such as on the garden fence. This
allows readings from the data loggers inside the property to be
analysed and compared against the actual outside temperature at the
time. The recorded data can then be used to inform the design of
subsequent fuel poverty programmes in the future.
Following a market review, Warmworks decided to use Tinytag data
loggers on the basis of cost, functionality and ease of use.
Steve Betts, Commercial Manager at Warmworks, comments, "The
loggers were extremely easy to set up and install. Following the
monitoring period, the software provided made it very simple to
download the data for analysis."