Energy

energyWe’re leaders in understanding energy use in buildings

Eclipse has worked at the forefront of UK research into energy use in buildings for more than 25 years. We established energy benchmarks, and have published case studies and best practice guides for various building types. The Energy Management Matrix prepared for BRECSU (now managed by the Carbon Trust) in the early 1990s has been used by thousands of organisations, and adapted for use in Australia and Asia.

We helped prepare the UK Housing Energy Fact File 2013 for the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This uses a sophisticated model to show how energy is used in our homes, and gives pointers to policy-makers about how to cut energy consumption in dwellings. It charts the rise in average winter temperature of our homes: 4 degrees warmer now, on average across all rooms and over 24 hours, than in 1970.

Among other things, the Fact File tells you that we used a third more energy for heating, but less energy for cooking and water heating by 2012. It also shows that the average CO2 emissions from each home fell by nearly half in the last four decades, how much household energy now comes from which renewable sources, and how many homes we can still insulate or upgrade in other ways to meet greenhouse gas targets.

Eclipse also recently researched the latest developments in thermal storage and insulation materials for the Department of Communities and Local Government. Our comprehensive literature review combed through 100 of the most useful recent publications, and our Expert Panel Meeting brought together leadings lights in the field.

See:

UK Housing Fact File 2013
UK Housing Fact File 2013
Author: Jason Palmer, Ian Cooper Date: 31/01/2014
The 2013 Fact File - widely reported in the press, and on radio and TV in January 2013.
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Household Electricity Survey: Early Findings
Household Electricity Survey: Early Findings
Author: Palmer J, Terry N, Kane T Date: 22/07/2013
The first of four reports analysing DECC and DEFRA's Housing Electricity Survey data - the best dataset for electricity use in UK homes ever collected.
Category: Energy
Insulation and Thermal Management: Expert panel meeting
Insulation and Thermal Management: Expert panel meeting
Author: Cooper I, Palmer J Date: 13/02/2012
Eclipse and CAR's Expert Panel Meeting about insulation and thermal storage for DCLG
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Final Housing Fact File 2012
Final Housing Fact File 2012
Author: Palmer J, Cooper I Date: 22/07/2013
The UK's Housing Energy Fact File, prepared for DECC to inform government policy and interested stakeholders.
Category: Energy
Housing Fact File 2011
Housing Fact File 2011
Author: Jason, Ian Date: 20/10/2011
GB Housing Energy Fact File 2011, for DECC
Category: Energy
Insulation and Thermal Management: Literature review
Insulation and Thermal Management: Literature review
Author: Terry N, Palmer J, Cooper I Date: 15/06/2012
Eclipse and CAR's State of the Art Review of the Literature about insulation and thermal storage for DCLG
Category: Energy
Insulation and Thermal Management: Expert panel meeting
Insulation and Thermal Management: Expert panel meeting
Author: Cooper I, Palmer J Date: 13/02/2012
Eclipse and CAR's Expert Panel Meeting about insulation and thermal storage for DCLG
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