NEWS Research & Development

Hilson Moran win prestigious research award

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) medal comes after research paper into dynamic thermal models contributed to by Hilson Moran.

Hilson Moran, along with partners from Loughborough University and building physics consultancy Inkling have won the prestigious CIBSE Carter Bronze medal following the submission of the joint research paper into summertime overheating prediction in UK homes.

The pioneering research was unique for several reasons. The group undertaking the research compared real-world measurements with models simulated using the actual meteorological data. They also compared the models to each other using the CIBSE DSY1 weather data, following the CIBSE prescribed TM59 protocol.

The Carter Bronze Award is awarded annually by CIBSE to celebrate the top quality research carried out in the building services industry.

HM Technical Director and Head of Research and Development Ben Abel said ‘We were delighted to receive the prestigious Carter Bronze Medal. We are very proud of our collaborative research with our partners into the comparison of dynamic thermal models and it is very rewarding to receive recognition by the CIBSE. In order to improve our building designs we need more of this type of research to ensure our predictive models translate to real improvements in the end product. This will lead to buildings that provide real benefits to the end user in terms of a comfortable, low energy, low carbon design.’’

The full research article can be accessed here.

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