Surveillance Equipment Manufacturer Gemini Data Loggers is a proud sponsor of a project to rebuild the AECB Low Energy Buildings Database into an international knowledge platform on sustainable buildings.
The Low Energy Buildings Database is the UK’s leading publicly available database of sustainable buildings and construction practices. Gemini Data Loggers, maker of the Tinytag range of data loggers, is sponsoring an AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) project to evolve the platform into an international benchmark for low-energy buildings.
“As a UK manufacturer, we are delighted to be involved in a project that will drive better, more sustainable building design in the UK and beyond,” says Ana Carmona Rodríguez, Gemini Data Logger Marketing Manager. “Reliable monitoring of temperature, humidity and energy consumption is essential to understanding building performance; from testing the efficiency of building materials and appliances to assessing living conditions before and after occupancy, data allows architects and designers to choose the most efficient designs and materials to create comfortable, low-energy buildings.
Currently, the LEBD showcases 455 building projects in the UK that incorporate low energy innovation into their design, including private and social housing, schools and offices. The database is unique in that it details the entire building construction and renovation process, making it an invaluable resource for those looking to replicate sustainable building practices.
The funding, provided by Gemini Data Loggers and MCS Charitable Foundation, will be used to replace outdated technology and make LEBD a resource for homeowners, builders, construction companies and local authorities to share and learn about how to building for a low carbon economy. future. The new database will include standardized data entry, improvements in sharing and access, better feedback for projects and will encourage the publication of monitoring results.
Andy Simmonds, CEO of the AECB, said: “Funding from the MCS Charitable Foundation and the support of Gemini Data Logger as a founding sponsor will enable the AECB to create a collaborative international building platform for organizations in the UK, Ireland, Europe, North America, Canada and New Zealand to promote better designed and built, high-performance, zero-carbon buildings.”
As we navigate through the climate emergency, the revamped Low Energy Buildings Database will be an essential tool to enable more individuals and organizations to tackle the transition to zero buildings. carbon. Monitoring the effects of low energy solutions using simple monitoring equipment such as data loggers, and sharing the results with the new LEBD, will be essential to ensure that sustainable building techniques more efficient ones can be deployed for an effective transition to a zero-carbon future.
Gemini Data Loggers designs and manufactures a range of building monitoring equipment including temperature and relative humidity data loggers to assess occupant comfort, carbon dioxide data loggers to monitor building quality indoor air and data loggers to monitor energy consumption and efficiency. Tinytag data loggers have been used to assess a range of construction projects, including Passive House certified buildings and historic building renovations.
“As a sponsor of this project, we are excited to bring our reliable and easy-to-use Tinytag data loggers to the forefront of innovative and sustainable building practices,” says Ana Carmona Rodríguez. “Sharing monitoring data around the world using the new Low Energy Buildings Database will be essential for an effective international transition to low energy buildings.”