British university testing tech that could cut heating bills


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A local authority in the U.K. is to provide university researchers with a house to test low-carbon technologies, with the collaboration set to gather potentially valuable data which could inform how buildings are designed in the years ahead. 

The partnership, between Hull City Council and the University of Hull in the northeast of England, will focus on the use of “combined ventilation and air source heat pump technology.”

According to the Energy Saving Trust, an air source heat pump absorbs “heat from … outside air” to provide homes with heat and hot water. The system developed by the team at Hull “uses a unique mixture of both indoor and outdoor…


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