arbn energy

Bringing leading research into building energy modelling to help building owners assess energy use.


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arbn energy is a cutting-edge research project that aims to deliver better prediction of energy use in existing buildings. With these models, building owners and operators can make informed decisions on the best path to increased energy efficiency in their buildings. arbnco is in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Strathclyde to integrate advanced building energy modelling techniques into their offering. The project will leverage existing building information from conventional sources along with metered data to train dynamic simulation energy models.

The project is directed at closing the “energy performance gap” between expected and actual energy use by increasing your understanding of your building. As part of the model development, key contributors to energy use can be identified on a per-building basis through the coupling of actual building metered data and advanced optimisation techniques. The strength of arbn energy is in using dynamic simulation models to predict energy use. Once these models have been developed for a building they can predict the likely impacts of energy efficiency measures.

What is a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)?

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are projects part funded by Innovate UK that bring cutting edge research into the commercial sector. They have been contributing to innovations in the UK economy for over 40 years.

There are three partners:

  • The knowledge base (usually a university)
  • The company partner
  • The KTP associate

The KTP associate is employed to bring research from the knowledge base into the company, with all three entities sharing knowledge on best practice, leading research and optimising project work flows.

How will arbn energy benefit the user?

Identify sources that contribute most to energy use. This exposes problem areas that can be targeted for energy efficiency measures.

Develop a dynamic simulation model for the building. This model can be used to forecast the impacts of energy efficiency measures.

How does arbn energy help our work at arbnco?

The KTP will bring leading research in the field of energy modelling and optimisation techniques into arbnco. This new knowledge will enhance arbnco’s core business and improve the quality of advice they can deliver to their customers.

The project is developing ties between arbnco and the University of Strathclyde, opening opportunities for other exciting opportunities for collaboration in the future.