August 4, 2014, by Tara de Cozar

Energy performance study – can you help?

Do you wish your home was more energy efficient? Would you like to be part of a European study which will help us to do that in the future? Then do we have the opportunity for you. See the message below from the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment

The University’s Energy and Sustainability research division is currently working on a three-year EU-funded research project, InSMART, aimed at improving the energy efficiency of European cities. As part of the project we are tasked with carrying out energy surveys for residential buildings within the city of Nottingham in conjunction with our subcontractor, Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP)
We would greatly appreciate it if anyone living in eligible properties (i.e. they must be within the city of Nottingham boundary) would be willing to donate an hour or so of their time and allow NEP to undertake a survey of your houses/flats. The survey will be carried out by experienced energy assessors and will include the completion of an questionnaire and a physical survey. Surveys can be arranged around the lifestyles of participants with interviews available in the evenings and at weekends. In addition to helping support university research, you will also be compensated with a £10 voucher for John Lewis for your time.
If you are eligible and willing to take part, or require any further information, please email Dr Gavin Long in the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment. The details of suitable participants will be passed  onto NEP who will contact you to arrange for a suitable date and time for the survey to be carried out.
The surveys need to be completed by the end of August, so it would be greatly appreciated if interested participants could  respond as soon as possible.

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