Joule House has been chosen at the University of Salford site. The building is a Grade II listed Georgian house, recognised as a heritage site by the City of Salford. The three story structure also has a special element in that it was inhabited by James Prescott Joule between 1818-1889. Several plaques reflect the recognition of his work on conceiving the concept of the Joule through experiments carried out in the basement of the property. The original building, comprising of early C19 bricks and welsh slate had a two story extension added and is currently used as offices by staff at the University.
Varying sensor types have been installed throughout the building, capturing data on each floor. This data can be analysed for an indication of energy use and thermal comfort within monitored zones.