Energy House 2.0
Research conducted through Energy House 1 over the last 12 years has led to important changes in the way that UK housing becomes more energy efficient. Now imagine if we could replicate the environmental conditions experienced by housing stock and consumers throughout most of the world. This would give us the opportunity to work with international industry partners and help to solve some major global challenges.
Energy House 2.0 opened in January 2023 and is a unique £16 million research facility. Consisting of two environmental chambers, each chamber can accommodate two detached houses and under controlled conditions, recreate a wide variety of weather conditions with temperatures ranging between -20˚C to +40˚C, simulate wind, rain, snow and solar radiation, and will play a key role in accelerating the progress towards low carbon and net zero housing design.
Energy House 2.0 was part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Office for Students.