It is clear that operationally low energy services are a key element for achieving lower energy use in buildings. Already we are seeing a move to building procurement with guaranteed operational performance in the contract. This potentially means choosing the best kit in the future for both new build and refurbished building stock. The next step is to provide operational data based on benchmarks that MS legislators can refer to, which triggers additional questions:
- How to use the operational data in order to avoid inspections and instead prove energy performance based on building regulations?
- How will this impact the design and operation of new and existing buildings, and building services?
- How to find a reasonable way to assess the data in simple way and establish how to achieve compliance with building regulations?
- Can this provide a competitive advantage that manufacturers and installers can exploit?
Download the presentation from the workshop on “Understanding of HVAC performance” at the CLIMA 2016 by Ian Knight, Petra Vladykova Bednarova and John Woollett (link here) and the workshop summary (link here).