Visit to Salford Energy House

Discussion on saving energy in dwellings by changing user behaviour


Tues 16th August, 11:00 - 2:30pm, Energy House, University of Salford


A visit organised in collaboration with the University of Salford, which gave c30 participants the chance to explore the new Salford Energy House and network. This is a life-size facility to test the effects of internal environmental conditions and technologies on actual housing occupants.

The energy House is a traditional pre-1920's victorian terrace house that has been reconstructed in a fully environmentally controllable chamber.



11:00 Registration

11:15 Introduction to the Salford Energy House, Steve Waterworth, Energy Hub Manager and Dr Philip Brown, University of Salford view presentation.

Tour of the Energy House

12:15 Lunch and networking

13:00 Resilience to Occupancy: Findings from Monitoring and Post Occupancy Evaluation Projects, Dr Tim Sharpe, Executive Director, Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit, Glasgow School of Art view presentation.

14:30 Close and depart



Dr Philip Brown

Research Fellow in the Faculty of Science Engineering and Environment and works in the Salford Housing and Urban Studies Team.

Steve Waterworth

Manager of the Salford Energy Hub and is responsible for the Energy House facility - a centre of excellence for energy research in the UK.

Dr Tim Sharpe

Head of Architectural Technology at the Mackintosh School of Architecture - part of the Glasgow School of Art, as well as co-Director of MEARU.