KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need

 

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from biotechnology to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.

 

The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here

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Making Energy Audits Work for a Resilient Building Portfolio:

Making Energy Audits Work for a Resilient Building Portfolio: is the industry doing enough to understand the client and how do we prevent reports being left on a shelf?

Energy audits describe a broad range of investigations from a quick walk-through to a comprehensive analysis of the energy consumption of an occupied building or facility.

They can be very powerful tools when used to their full potential. Firstly, they establish a baseline for the building against which any deviations can be measured. Consumption profiles can be used for high-level diagnostics. A comparison to previous profiles will highlight any increases or decreases in end use loads, which can inform the areas for further investigation; this may lead to uncovering related issues around occupant comfort, air quality and day lighting levels. In some cases it is very difficult to establish a baseline which can indicate other issues such as poor interfacing between systems, commissioning problems or maintenance issues.

At design stage, they provide robust data which can contribute to making more accurate operational predictions. Lessons learned from a previous building can drive the design of the next; what worked and what didn’t in terms of ventilation and thermal comfort, how the absence of a draft lobby contributed to high energy consumption, CO2 set points against heating and ventilation requirements, controls for systems and many other factors. In order to make full use of the information generated and promote change in the industry, all protagonists need to have access to the data so that they are able to influence the process at their respective stages.

To access our full report, click here: http://cbxchange.org/category/news/

About us...

CBx is new public forum for building energy professionals, at the cutting-edge of narrowing the performance gap through sharing data, information and best practice. We use robust data from the CarbonBuzz platform combined with targeted research from UCL Energy Institute, providing a unique evidence-based platform to drive knowledge and understanding.

We facilitate cross-sector knowledge and data sharing events, collaborative research, bespoke advisory and training led by property professionals, to increase the capacity of those involved in energy efficiency and property management across the UK.

To find out more, click here: http://cbxchange.org/who-we-are/

CBx Events...

We hold monthly breakfast sessions and quarterly evening events, enabling cross-sector discussions with a panel of experts and a unique insight to how different segments perceive barriers and solutions to specific energy performance issues.

To see our full programme of events and register for your FREE tickets, click here! http://cbxchange.org/events-listing/

Join us...

CBx is a not-for-profit initiative working collaboratively with professionals operating across the building energy, carbon and sustainability fields to provide cross-sector engagement in narrowing the energy and carbon performance of buildings.

We welcome all organisations and individuals involved in the design, engineering and development stage through to operational management of properties.

See our full list of membership benefits here: http://cbxchange.org/membership-partners/benefits/

 

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