Christos’ MSc project is underway, and the temperature, relative humidity, and utility use data is all in – or at least nearly. We’re just waiting on borrowing one data cable to retrieve logs from some of the equipment. We’ve taken new readings from four churches:
- City of Edinburgh Methodist Church
- Christ Church Morningside
- Morningside United Church
- Wardie Parish Church
Together with our previous readings from St John’s, and some that St Mary’s Dunblane have very kindly provided to us, it’s shaping up to an interesting set for analysis. If you have been logging temperature and meter readings with an eye to understanding where your gas and electricity goes, we can consider adding your data to the set.
We’ll be using the data to try modelling these buildings in standard software, so that we can try to predict the effects of different kinds of infrastructure changes (insulation, secondary glazing, and the like). One of the things for Christos to think about is where the standard models need improvement to be able to handle this kind of building stock, but we still expect to be able to say something useful from this exercise. We also want to see if we can make sense of how to get the best thermal comfort from the heat that goes in, although we didn’t have time to sample surface temperatures and draught speeds this time around.