The University of Nottingham’s unique Creative Energy Homes (CEH) campus will host the primary demonstration units for this phase of the project.
The CEH campus comprises seven buildings that are used on a daily basis and intended for the testing of low carbon interventions in realistic environments. The homes have been built to a varied set of building standards and featuring multiple types and levels of occupancy.
The two to host the ADSorB technologies are the EON House, which is representative of a 1930s semi-detached property retrofitted to modern standards, and one of the two Tarmac Houses which are built to the Code for Sustainable Homes (CFSH).
In addition, all homes on the CEH campus are connected to a District Heating Network (DHN) comprising a large (10m3) hot water store. This water store will be swapped or a scaled version of the TCS technology which will be tested as a communal heat storage asset connected to the DHN.