Campbell Scientific equipment plays a key part in developing energy saving technologies that could be commonplace in homes of the future.
The David Wilson Millennium Eco-House project at Nottingham University's School of the Built Environment is designed to test a range of innovations to reduce energy costs over the long term, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and explore new construction methods and designs. A Campbell Scientific CR10X logs the external weather conditions through a set of temperature and RH probes, pyranometer, wind monitor, a barometric pressure sensor, thermistor probe and a rain gauge. This allows the researchers at Eco-House to evaluate the performance of the new technologies. A similar system has been installed at the nearby Marmont Centre for Renewable Energy.
Campbell equipment also has a place in conserving energy today. Office buildings, factories and even homes are using sensors placed strategically in and outside, and Campbell dataloggers to control heating, lights, ventilation and provide historical data so that on-going improvements to the programme can be made to achieve optimum efficiency.
As the automated home becomes more commonplace, Campbell dataloggers are being used to interface with household systems. Include a weather station for complete control and building management systems can achieve tremendous savings.