UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


KTP project participants win 1st place at the Digital Catapult’s Hackathon on Building Performance

7 March 2016

KTP group winners

UCL Research Associate Angela Vanhoozer together with a team from KTP sponsor Mott MacDonald (MM) won first place in the Digital Catapult’s Building Data Exchange Hackathon with their building performance evaluation entry called ACTif.

The hackathon was a competition designed to encourage innovations in building performance evaluation (BPE), using data produced from the Innovate UK BPE programme. Angela Vanhoozer (UCL) and Michelle O'Neill from MM’s Sheffield office formed a team with Anni Sander (MM London, Fleet Place), Christopher Forbes and Matthew Watson (MM Glasgow) with Stacey Clifford and Federico Seguro to design a web based 'Comfort Meter' app and accompanying platform. The result was ACTIF. This agile tool allows occupants, managers and owners to track a buildings comfort and energy performance statistics in real time.

This is part of a larger 2-years Knowledge Transfer Partnership project ‘Feed it Forward’, which aims to develop new ways of collecting and managing user performance data with Mott MacDonald. The KTP project is led and developed by Kerstin Sailer at the Bartlett School of Architecture and is supported by Peter McLennan at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering.

Photo: Winning photo of the Hackathon Team (from left to right): Federico Seguro, Michelle O’Neill (MM), Chris Forbes (MM), Stacey Clifford, Matthew Watson (MM), Anni Sander (MM) and Angela Vanhoozer (UCL).