Developing an innovative thermal plantation shutter

Energy Fairies Ltd. are an award winning, all female, family run energy efficiency company based in Liverpool.

Energy Fairies approached LCEI with an innovative idea for a thermal blind system made from sustainable materials.

The assistance provided has included rigorous investigations and testing for proof of concept and prototype of a retro-fitted thermal insulation kit.

The testing has allowed access to facilities within the university where the testing has taken place at the exemplar houses at LJMU.

Aspects of the investigation have focussed on comparisons between a conventional plantation type shutter/blind and retro-fitted systems.

In addition a carbon assessment for the product has been conducted.

Energy Fairies now have a good idea of the performance, comfort level, heat loss, greenhouse gas reduction and the support will hopefully result in a new product to the market in due course.