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DamonHD

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Salford Energy House
« on: August 02, 2017, 02:00:26 AM »
This was fun (I hope to finish the write-up this morning):

http://www.earth.org.uk/note-on-Salford-Energy-House.html

A whole typical UK house (Victorian, brick) inside a controlled chamber, to see how heating and efficiency retrofit should be done better.  I particularly like the replacement humans consisting of 70W of incandescent light-bulb!  I've seen the future, and we've been substituted...  B^>

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Re: Salford Energy House
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 05:39:30 AM »
ive heard a lot about those  replacements showing up in europe.

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Re: Salford Energy House
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 06:22:18 AM »
In the first sentence of the  last paragraph you have a misspelled word  :D.
Good read tho.
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Re: Salford Energy House
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 12:45:26 AM »
Thanks for the catch: now fixed!

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Re: Salford Energy House
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 10:14:57 PM »
About 10 years ago in London (Ontario!) a house was built inside a steel building.  The house was outfitted with hydraulic rams and strain gauges to develop load tests simulating various wind pressures.  This was all intended to provide a data set for changes in the building codes.

The local residents called it "Operation Three Little Pigs".
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