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Research Case studies

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Elm Tree Mews


Researchers at Leeds Beckett University on behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) undertook the Elm Tree Mews Field Trial research programme.

The research programme included performance testing such as pressure tests, a co-heating test, thermal imaging, temperature and air flow measurements and heat flux measurements. A design retrospective of those aspects of the design and construction process was undertaken by an assessment of available documentation and through a series of semi-structured interviews with key individuals involved with the development.

A report is available providing technical data from fabric performance tests carried out on the completed dwellings, site observations and photographic records of the construction process and an analysis of available site documentation and drawings. The report also contains the results of 12 months in-use monitoring of the occupied dwellings and data on the performance of the communal heat pump system.


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