Intuitive Thermal Comfort Controller

Guaranteeing an optimal level of thermal comfort can increase productivity and quality of life. ‘THERCOM’ project will facilitate the development of a new paradigm in indoor climate control to ensure optimal thermal comfort. The control development will focus on three characteristics: improving user experience, increasing energy efficiency and consistency with the technological revolution.

‘THERCOM’ will offer an innovative user experience by implementing intuitive interaction between the occupant and the controller. The controller will apply thermal comfort theory and, based on the European and UK standards, bring an improvement to the user experience. ‘THERCOM’ will be the first controller to directly relate to the user experience and the environment, providing consumers with a unique control. The controller will optimize the expediency of most of the room users: no other controller in the marker is able to adjust the setpoints to optimize the general thermal comfort level of the room.

Increasing energy efficiency is one of the principal objectives of our society to decrease the negative impacts on the environment. ‘THERCOM’ will generate the opportunity to increase thermal comfort and optimise energy consumption. Internet of Things offers for the first time in human history the opportunity to provide ‘intelligence’ to objects. The new technologies try to improve the human quality of life, and thermal comfort is one area with immense potential to apply ‘smart’ controllers. Using the theoretical knowledge of thermal comfort, empirical data, international standards, and innovative hardware, ‘THERCOM’ project seeks to create a new paradigm in the indoor climate controller world, based on people, and adapting to personal prophecies, the human being has to be the focus of the advances that seek to reach net zero because it is the humans who consume the energy.

Motivated people are the most powerful force in the world. ‘THERCOM’ is able to motivate people to reduce their energy consumption through competition, rewards, feedback, and other gamification concepts, utilising all the power of motivated people. With this in mind, the possible positive impacts of this project are immense.

THERCOM – For Your Home

V-LAB recently secured Innovate UK Fast Start: Innovation funding for THERCOM, a project that envisions redefining conventional heating and cooling control systems. THERCOM will offer an innovative user experience by implementing intuitive interaction between the occupant and the controller. We’ll be working closely with prospective customers and early adopters to define key requirements and gain … Read more

V-LAB at the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference 2023 in Glasgow

Our team just returned from the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference 2023 in Glasgow, where we showcased our new thermal controller, THERCOM. It was fantastic to meet so many people who showed a strong interest in our product. What makes THERCOM stand out is its innovative user experience. Our controller provides an intuitive interaction between the occupant and … Read more

What is your thermostat’s ideal set point

Thermal comfort is a subjective experience that can depend on a variety of factors. Here are some of the things that can affect your thermal comfort: 🍃 Air temperature: The temperature of the air surrounding your body can affect your comfort level. Generally, people feel comfortable at a temperature range between 18°C to 24°C, but … Read more

Exciting News for Households: Energy Bills Set to Drop from July! Discover How THERCOM Can Maximise Your Savings.

Exciting News for Households: Energy Bills Set to Drop from July! Discover How THERCOM Can Maximise Your Savings. Great news for households! Starting in July, energy bills are expected to see a significant decrease following a drop in the price cap. The price cap sets limits on how much suppliers can charge for each unit … Read more

V-LAB Wins Innovation Award at Tees Tech Awards 2023

The tech community of Tees Valley gathered in the Pavilion at Kirkleatham Walled Garden in Redcar for the highly anticipated Tees Tech Awards 2023 evening. Organised by Tees Business in association with DigitalCity and Middlesbrough Digital, the award ceremony celebrated the remarkable achievements of the region’s tech industry. The event, held on Thursday, June 8, … Read more

THERCOM Innovation Project Delivers Remarkable Results in Enhancing User Experience and Energy Savings 

THERCOM innovation project has achieved exceptional success by revolutionising the way users interact with their heating systems. Through meticulous analysis of user requirements, the THERCOM app was developed, resulting in a highly refined and user-friendly product allowing occupants to control their energy systems by expressing how hot or cold they are rather than setting the … Read more

SafeSite – AI-Based Health and Safety Training in Offshore Construction

The offshore construction industry is at a crossroads, facing a pressing dilemma: a staggering 565,000 incidents and 123 fatalities were reported in the year 2021/22. These alarming statistics underscore the urgent need for a transformative shift in safety standards. Simultaneously, the emergence of floating offshore wind technology holds immense promise, paving the way for significant … Read more