What was the SMETER project?
The SMETER programme gave an opportunity for new providers to develop methods to measure the thermal performance of occupied buildings using data from smart meters and other sensors. The project was part of the Government's plans to use performance measurement in policy to address the performance gap and to add value to the UK's smart meter infrastructure.
Alongside research and development funding, the project included independent testing of all technologies against baseline co-heating test measurements in 30 occupied houses in NW England. The SMETER assessment panel comprised of a team of universities including Leeds Beckett University, Loughborough University and University College London.
How was BTS involved?
Through SMETER, the BTS-led project integrated our SmartHTC technology into market-ready products offered in partnership with Elmhurst Energy, Hildebrand Technology and the University of Salford. The project's outputs included a new Measured Energy Performance service to use SmartHTC metrics within SAP calculations offered by Elmhurst Energy and integration with Hildebrand's smart meter infrastructure to enable huge scalability of SmartHTC measurements.
The project also delivered further fundamental research and validation of the SmartHTC algorithm through a partnership with the University of Salford and testing in the unique Energy House laboratory.