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Comparison of Test Cell Thermal Performance and The Empirical Validation of AccuRate in a Cool Temperate Climate

Contemporary building codes demand houses reach a 5 star energy level, and in future a 6 star level will be mandatory. The thermal performance of a new house design is predicted using AccuRate energy rating assessment software, but is it accurate in cool temperate climates? Three light-frame test cells—essentially a one room house—were built for this study to validate AccuRate. The test cells also allowed the thermal performance of lightweight timber houses to be better understood and quantified.

After considering measurements taken in the room, roof and subfloor zones in the three test cells during summer and winter, the report concluded that AccuRate needs to be modified to take into account actual construction parameters and material properties.

Reference Number:
PNA001-0405

Findings Report:
PNA001-0405_Research_Report_Five_Star_0.pdf

WoodChat Podcast

FWPA has launched the inaugural series of its new podcast, WoodChat. Each episode in the six-part pilot series will include an in-depth conversation with experts on a different industry-related news story, discovery or innovation.

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Promoting the Advantages of Wood Products

Promoting the Advantages of Wood Products

Promoting the benefits and use of forest and wood products, in line with community attitudes, environmental awareness and market trends.

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Aligning Products to Market Needs

Aligning Products to Market Needs

Ensuring that the industry’s products and services are fit-for-purpose, appropriately aligned to market needs and their availability better communicated to key influencers.

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Assisting Value Chain Optimisation

Assisting Value Chain Optimisation

Increasing the value and volume recovery from existing resources to ensure that all wood fibre is utilised to its highest and best purpose.

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Increasing Resource Availability and Reducing Risk

Increasing Resource Availability and Reducing Risk

Increasing the availability of wood fibre to support an expanding market and associated manufacturing capacity.

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Impacting Decision Making and Industry Capability

Impacting Decision Making and Industry Capability

Ensuring that the industry has the skills and systems necessary to support improved decision making by all players across the value chain.

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