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SCENe things: IoT-based monitoring of a community energy scheme (2019)
Journal Article
Shipman, R., & Gillott, M. (2019). SCENe things: IoT-based monitoring of a community energy scheme. Future Cities and Environment, 5(1), doi:10.5334/fce.64

This paper describes a technology platform for monitoring homes within a community energy scheme. A range of sensors was deployed to measure in-home environmental conditions, occupancy, electrical power, electrical energy, thermal energy, heating beh... Read More

Community Energy Networks in the Making: Project SCENe, Nottingham (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Rodrigues, L., Gillott, M., Waldron, J. A., Cameron, L., Tubelo, R., & Shipman, R. (2018, December). Community Energy Networks in the Making: Project SCENe, Nottingham. Paper presented at PLEA 2018 : Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit, Hong Kong, China

‘Community Energy’ refers to people working together to reduce and manage energy use, and increase and support local energy generation. It can help promote the infrastructural, social and cultural changes we need to reduce the impact of climate chang... Read More

A Control Methodology for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) in Heat Networks with Distributed Generation (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, S. R., Beardmore, J., Gillott, M., Boukhanouf, R., & Walker, G. (2018). A Control Methodology for Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) in Heat Networks with Distributed Generation. Energy Procedia, 153, 295-302. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2018.10.011

Reducing building energy consumption is important to achieve sustainable development, as a result, there is a need to investigate better energy systems with well-designed management infrastructure. At the Creative Energy Homes, a low-temperature heat... Read More

An innovative method for the assessment of thermal comfort and resilience in social housing (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Gomez De Leon, A. B., Rodrigues, L., Gillott, M., & Calautit, J. (2018). An innovative method for the assessment of thermal comfort and resilience in social housing. In N/a

Thermal evaluation of building envelopes is useful to approach efficient solutions for energy savings. Meteorological parameters represent an important role for this analysis. Future climate scenarios are considered to study climate behavior to provi... Read More

Experimental studies of a pulse pressurisation technique for measuring building airtightness (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Zheng, X., Cooper, E., Zu, Y., Gillott, M., Tetlow, D., Riffat, S., & Wood, C. (in press). Experimental studies of a pulse pressurisation technique for measuring building airtightness

A pulse pressurisation technique is developed and utilised for determining building leakage at low pressure, based on a 'quasi-steady pulse' concept. The underlying principle of the technique is to subject the building envelope to a known volume chan... Read More

A technology platform for monitoring homes within a community energy scheme: design and implementation challenges (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Shipman, R., & Gillott, M. (2018). A technology platform for monitoring homes within a community energy scheme: design and implementation challenges. In The 17th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET 2018) : proceedings

This paper describes a technology platform for monitoring homes within a community energy scheme. A range of sensors were deployed to measure in-home environmental conditions, occupancy, electrical power, electrical energy, thermal energy, heating be... Read More

A review of the potential of smart homes to support independent living (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Fox, C., Rodrigues, L. T., Altomonte, S., & Gillott, M. C. (2017). A review of the potential of smart homes to support independent living

Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years of age is expected to nearly double, from 12% to 22%. Whilst hospitals offer care to people with health problems, support at home is generally limited to carers, a costly l... Read More

A system design for distributed energy generation in low temperature district heating (LTDH) networks (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Jones, S., Gillott, M. C., Boukhanouf, R., Walker, G. S., Tunzi, M., Tetlow, D., …Sumner, M. (2017). A system design for distributed energy generation in low temperature district heating (LTDH) networks

Project SCENIC (Smart Controlled Energy Networks Integrated in Communities) involves connecting properties at the University of Nottingham’s Creative Energy Homes test site in a community scale, integrated heat and power network. Controls will be dev... Read More

Children thermal comfort in primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Le, T. H. V., Gillott, M. C., & Rodrigues, L. T. (2017). Children thermal comfort in primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

Indoor environmental quality significantly impacts on students’ performance and productivity, particularly thermal comfort levels. Currently in Vietnam, very few studies have dealt with the issue and the current trend is to install energy-intensive a... Read More

An interdisciplinary review of energy storage for communities: challenges and perspectives (2017)
Journal Article
Parra, D., Swierczynski, M., Stroe, D. I., Norman, S. A., Abdon, A., Worlitschek, J., …Patel, M. K. (in press). An interdisciplinary review of energy storage for communities: challenges and perspectives. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 79, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.003. ISSN 1364-0321

Given the increasing penetration of renewable energy technologies as distributed generation embedded in the consumption centres, there is growing interest in energy storage systems located very close to consumers. These systems allow to increase the... Read More

Optimum community energy storage for renewable energy and demand load management (2017)
Journal Article
Parra, D., Norman, S. A., Walker, G. S., & Gillott, M. C. (2017). Optimum community energy storage for renewable energy and demand load management. Applied Energy, 200, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.048. ISSN 0306-2619

While the management of PV generation is the prime application of residential batteries, they can deliver additional services in order to help systems to become cost-competitive. They can level-out the demand and potentially reduce the cost and emiss... Read More

Field trialling of a new airtightness tester in a range of UK homes (2016)
Journal Article
Cooper, E., Zheng, X., Wood, C. J., Gillott, M. C., Tetlow, D., Riffat, S., & De Simon, L. (2016). Field trialling of a new airtightness tester in a range of UK homes. International Journal of Ventilation, doi:10.1080/14733315.2016.1252155

A low pressure ‘quasi-steady’ pulse technique for determining the airtightness of buildings has been developed and compared with the standard blower-door technique for field-testing a range of UK homes. The reported low pressure air pulse unit (APU)... Read More