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Summary report - Better thermal technologies for existing buildings

On the 9th July 2015 the Knowledge Transfer Network hosted a invite only workshop to gather feedback from industry, academia and local government on the challenges associated with integrating thermal technologies into existing buildings. The technical, economic and social challenges identified by the delegates relating to water and space heating in domestic and commercial buildings were consolidated into a summary report which can be viewed at the link below.

Summary report

The report will be shared with DECC, BIS and InnovateUK to help inform future innovation funding in this sector. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the workshop and contributed to the associated questionnaire following the event. 

Jenni McDonnell



1 person has had something to say so far

I had hoped that there would be more about innovative technologies and disappointed in that some of the importance and opportunity for advanced insulation materials (especially for solar thermal and thermal storage) was not mentioned.
I would have expected the glass people to talk about the issues with vacuum glazing and how similar insulation could be beneficial.
Does this reflect a low level of interest by UK research community? And, if so does the Technology Strategy Board feel it can do anything to redress? (or wants to)
Posted on 03/10/15 04:28.

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