We are delighted to welcome Veritherm to the Good Homes Alliance as our latest member. Veritherm is a quick, simple, and cost-effective method to measure and verify the ‘actual’ energy efficiency of homes. This new technology can generate a result following a single overnight test and can be used on new or retrofit buildings.
In the UK it is recognised that there is a “performance gap” between designed and operational energy performance in buildings. Actual energy use in homes can be 250% higher than the design estimates.
Veritherm uses an array of simple sensors to determine if the building meets its intended thermal performance. The sensors are linked with an intelligent cloud-based platform that provides the asset with an accurate energy rating, replacing the theoretical assumptions used to generate an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The system can also detect possible leaky areas in the building fabric, allowing any underperformance issues to be addressed before the building is signed-off.
The UK’s Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government states: “this product [Veritherm] could contribute to reducing CO2 emissions from homes, reducing occupant bills and to the UK meeting its carbon budgets”.
Veritherm are now working with a variety of organisations including: Housing Associations, Local Authorities and MMC Developers. They are continuing to develop their platform so that it will support a network of contractors that could measure hundreds of thousands of homes each year.
“We are delighted to be affiliated with the Good Homes Alliance who are already doing fantastic work in our field. I hope, together, we can help to improve energy assessments so that they reflect real-world performance, which is what is needed to meet the demands of the coming decade.”
Tom Fenton, CEO, Veritherm
Find out more about Veritherm at www.veritherm.co.uk.