DraughtBusters has a desire to improve cold, damp and unhealthy properties in Reading, indeed to some extent we have been doing this in a small way for the last six years, small in terms of the big picture but very big to those that have been helped already.
An opportunity has presented itself whereby the above goals can be moved forward on a scale that we have so far only been able to dream of. This is the TVB Smart City ClusterChallenge Fund which calls for bids to install monitoring systems that can record temperature, humidity, occupancy, CO2 (indicative of occupancy/ draughtiness/ ventilation) and energy use with a view to implementing interventions that will reduce energy use and help with problems of damp, mould and condensation. We are involved as a partner in a bid for this funding.
Although our group did not get the funding we will be doing some monitoring in problem properties and taking a keen interest in other peoples activities in this area.