When is a U value real?

Posted by Conor Logan on 24/01/17 12:30

As a designer or specifier you will set U value requirements for elements of your building in order to meet Building Regulations, ensure comfort and avoid condensation.

Suppliers will offer products to “comply” with your specifications and quote a U value. But is it the real U value?

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Topics: Regulations, U Value, Air Leakage

How to reduce energy use in your factory this winter

Posted by Paul Langford on 15/11/16 13:30

With winter approaching, rising energy costs and environmental concerns put factory managers under constant pressure to optimise their facility’s energy performance. This doesn’t need to be a daunting task, so here are some ways to reduce energy costs this winter. 

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Topics: Energy saving, sustainability, Heating, Air Leakage, Factory Survey

Are you sure your natural ventilator really is energy efficient?

Posted by Paul Compton on 24/02/15 11:30

Compared to mechanical ventilators, natural ventilators consume no energy in use and their carbon footprint is negligible. But how much energy is lost through a natural ventilator through conduction and air leakage? If you are specifying an energy efficient ventilator, what do you focus on – ventilator U value or air leakage?

The simple answer is that both are important and need to be considered together.

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Topics: Natural ventilation, U Value, Air Leakage

Are you sure your natural ventilation system is energy efficient?

Posted by Paul Compton on 04/07/13 12:03

You are specifying an energy efficient ventilator: what do you focus on – ventilator U value or air leakage? The simple answer is that both are important and need to be considered together.

Maximum U values and air leakage

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Topics: Natural ventilation, Energy saving, U Value, Air Leakage