Industry Case Studies

Industry Challenge Group Mini-Project (C9 May 2022)

Decerna is a specialist renewable energy consultancy that helps its clients achieve tangible carbon dioxide emissions savings. This includes both residential and commercial buildings in which air infiltration is a major source of heat loss. To gain further insight into this problem, Decerna provided ReNU students with a brief to evaluate a broad range of approaches to quantifying air infiltration in buildings. In just a short period, the ReNU students were able to identify key application criteria and create a qualitative model of air infiltration based on using a tracer gas. This facilitated an assessment of the likely feasibility of the approach and highlighted key technical and commercial factors for Decerna to further investigate through subsequent potential projects.