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BSRIA Wi5 monitoring for Barratt's Hanham Hall projectAugust 2012

Hanham Hall - dwelling nearing completion

The Hanham Hall development by Barratt on the outskirts of Bristol has created great interest nationwide for its potential contribution to and, perhaps even more important, its long term monitoring of domestic energy efficiency. Barratt is determined that its homes should be practical and affordable to run, coinciding with the goal of creating a situation where tried and tested energy efficiency can be replicated elsewhere in time to meet the anticipated Zero Carbon Building Regulations in 2016.

In addition to a total refurbishment of the Grade II Listed Hall itself, the Hanham Hall development will consist of a varied selection of 185 one, two, three, four and five bedroomed homes. It is set in twelve acres of open space with an area of green space running through the heart of the development and will be a truly pleasant environment in addition to its importance to the construction industry. The first houses are already nearing completion the development officially launched in August. The project's importance however will not end with the completion of the housing for of equal value will be the constant monitoring of energy efficiency in an unobtrusive manner that will in no way interfere with the daily life of residents. It is here that the Wi5 wireless monitoring systems supplied by BSRIA Instrument Solutions will prove invaluable.

Barratt has ordered a total of 185 Wi5 systems from BSRIA for Hanham Hall. They will undertake a monitoring period of three years commencing as each dwelling is completed and inhabited.

Each home will be checked for utilities consumption - gas, electricity and water - and in addition a random selection of houses will be monitored for internal environmental living conditions. These include temperature, humidity and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions as well as the energy used for hot water, the quantity of water used domestically from rainwater harvesting and photovoltaic generation sold into the Grid. The data collated over the monitoring period will be invaluable in assessing the development's total energy efficiency and also the accuracy of energy predictions for the project.

BSRIA Instrument Solutions supply of effective and affordable testing equipment to the construction industry for sale, hire or operation by BSRIA's own staff is a service that becomes ever more essential as Building Regulations criteria become increasingly stringent. The wireless Wi5 kits supplied to Barratt for Hanham Hall are typically suited to the task in hand, fully supplying the information required via equipment that is easily concealed and designed to be largely unnoticed by the householders being monitored.

For more information on the Wi5 system please call the Instrument Solutions Sales team on 01344 459314 or email


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