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Partners and networks

Partnerships and networks are a central part of ABERGs mission to ensure that the work done by the team makes a genuine impact in the wider world. We are part of a wide number of groups concerned with wider building energy performance and efficiency, as well as parts of groups who we support through  our  provision of technical knowledge.

Member of International Energy Agency Annexe 58  

The goal of the group is to develop the necessary knowledge, tools and networks to achieve reliable in situ dynamic testing and data analysis methods that can be used to characterize the actual energy performance of building components and whole buildings

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Greater Manchester Partnership

ABERG have had a long-standing relationship with the Greater Manchester City Region, comprising of 10 local authorities. They have provided technical support for a range of projects, provided advisory support through board membership of the ECO/ Green Deal Framework, participate in the Low Carbon Hub  Buildings  Group, as well as undertaking a wide number of joint projects and reports, such as the Domestic Retrofit Strategy, the G to A Report and the Missing Quarter.

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Trustee of the Independent Airtightness Testing Scheme

The Independent Airtightness Testing Scheme (iATS) is a scheme created for companies (including sole traders and partnerships) that carry out air tightness testing activities and to provide reassurance to clients that the work is carried out to a high degree of quality and integrity. The Scheme is governed  by  a Board of Trustees who will oversee the work of a Scheme Manager (SM), and provide strategic direction to the Scheme.
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Member of British Standards Institute Committee B/540/09 Reflective insulation and in-situ testing

This group is working on new standardisation for the in situ testing of reflective foil insulation products.

Member of CEN TC89 WG13 In Situ Thermal Performance as a UK representative

This group aims to elaborate a procedure, or procedures, to derive in-situ test data that will complement the declared or design thermal performance value of construction products, building elements and structures established by conventional steady state methods, e.g. in accordance with EN 10456 and  EN  6946.

Member of the SAP Scientific Integrity Group

The purpose of this group is to maintain and protect the integrity, coherence and impartiality of the SAP model.

The Group’s main terms of reference are:

  • to safeguard the scientific integrity of the SAP model    
  • to ensure the SAP methodology is consistent and robust, within the limits of accuracy needed for the purpose of SAP    
  • to avoid uneven development (i.e. excessively detailed treatment in some areas while others remain relatively crude)    
  • to balance complexity against practicalities (the practicalities being cost of development and future maintenance, time and effort needed for a SAP assessment, training and skills level of assessors)    
  • to ensure specific commercial and political considerations do not influence decisions.    

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International Energy Agency Annexe 70

Annex 70 is an international collaboration of researchers, industry and government from across the globe who are working to develop methods for improving the empirical evidence on energy demand in the building stock. Annex 70 will focus on identifying, reviewing, evaluating  and producing leading edge methods for studying and modelling the building stock including: data collection techniques on energy use, building features and occupant features, and building morphology; analysis of smart meter energy data, building systems, and user behaviour; and modelling energy  demand among sub-national and national building stocks.

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International Energy Agency Annexe 71

The main goal of IEA EBC Annex 71 is to (further) develop methods that can be used to characterize and asses the actual energy performance of buildings based on on-site measured data.