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 Certificate)
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
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."