Knauf Insulation has developed a technology that uses machine learning systems to accurately measure the ‘actual’ energy performance of individual homes, an innovation that could drastically enhance the accuracy of energy performance certificates (EPC). The new technology, which can generate an assessment of fabric performance of a home within three months, could provide the evidence base for an energy efficiency retrofit programme for the nation’s homes, the company said. The “discreet, scalable and cost-efficient” measurement tool ensures the building fabric component of a building’s EPC rating can be backed by real evidence, rather than “notional Standard Assessment Procedure calculations”, according to Knauf Insulation.
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There has been no sight yet of the £9.2 billion Boris Johnson pledged to spend on energy efficiency measures. Yet, energy efficiency has emerged as the lead theme in post-lockdown green recovery stimulus packages put forward by organisations from all sides of the political spectrum to help meet climate change targets and create green jobs. Spending on energy efficiency can deliver a ‘quick payback’, says the CBI in its proposed green recovery package. It describes a national energy efficiency programme as a ‘long overdue’ and an essential element of reaching the 2050 net-zero emissions target.
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