CRiBE - Measurement of Building Performance
Monitoring of energy use and environmental performance, infrared thermography surveys, ventilation and air leakage measurement and studies of health and comfort in buildings.
The wind tunnel and sky dome facilities can provide an unique facility for simulating wind and sun effect and are used for environmental scale modelling.
CRiBE was commissioned to provide an environmental assessment of the wind effects on the natural ventilation strategy of the refurbishment of office buildings for Hampshire County Council..These assessments were made using the boundary layer wind tunnel facility on a physical scale model of the site. Results are now being used to inform the detailed design process.
Field benchmarking and market development for audit methods is air conditioning (AUDITAC)
The core aims of the AuditAC project are to provide tools and training that will enable air-conditioning system owners and operators to confidently identify actions that will save them money and reduce the emissions of green house gases.
Harmonizing Air Conditioning Inspection and Audit Procedures in Tertiary Building Sector (HarmonAC).