It has been experienced a number of times that the user influence on the energy performance of buildings (low-energy or standard) has a significant impact. For identical houses this can lead to a factor 3 in differing performance. In the Class 1 project, special effort will be devoted to user training to minimise this impact. This training will be based on on-line information from a BEMS system presented to the users in a clear and intuitively understandable way.
The objective of this development is to produce an affordable individual housing unit that can serve the purpose of user-training by showing the users the results of their use of the house and comparing this to the ideal and/or average performance.
The work is ongoing.