UCD STUDENT RESIDENCE ENERGY MONITORING PROGRAM
Both building energy performance and occupant energy consumption are the subject of a current study of the new Roebuck Hall Student building on the Belfield Campus and carried out by the UCD Energy Research Group. The building has been designed to Passivhaus standards by Kavanagh Tuite Architects.
The building consists of 5 floors housing 13 apartments, a gym, laundry, and cafe. The apartments contain 2 study areas, a sitting room, a kitchen and 11 or 12 on-suite bedrooms.
The monitoring program is designed to assess both occupier energy consumption and building energy performance.
Within the two-year post occupancy monitoring period data will be logged at short intervals (from 1 min to 1 hour as required). The data will be automatically collected through a networked monitoring station with a view to making it available through a live website.
The study will monitor total energy input to both the building and services including space heating requirements, indoor air quality, domestic hot water use and electrical consumption. Local weather conditions are also monitored with a weather station mounted on the roof of the building.