This report is part of Task 5 within the California Energy Commission (CEC) EPIC project (EPIC-14- 009) Optimizing Radiant Systems for Energy Efficiency and Comfort
managed through the Centre for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. The main goal of this research was to determine the building characteristics of projects with radiant heating and cooling and assess their real world energy use compared to standard benchmarks for building energy performance.
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
On 4 October 2017, in the context of the October infringements package, the European Commission announced that they are sending a letter of formal notice requesting Spain to ensure the correct implementation of the EU legislation on energy efficiency (Energy Efficiency Directive, Directive 2012/27/EU).
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Decarbonisation of society must include a decarbonisation of heating & cooling in industry and commerce. This brochure, released by the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), includes application examples of 15 projects that show how heat pumps can be efficient and effective in large projects.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
HybridGEOTABS Symposium on Advanced Thermal Energy Solutions for High Performance Buildings
On Wednesday 4 October, the hybridGEOTABS consortium is organizing a Symposium on Advanced Thermal Energy Solutions for High Performance Buildings at Solarwind headquarters in Windhof, Luxembourg.
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
By François Durier (CETIAT, France)
Certified characteristics of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) appliances are useful for product selection and users’ information needs. They also contribute to a fair competition between manufacturers. Certification of the energy performance parameters makes available trustworthy input data for the energy performance calculation of buildings.
What is certification?
Post date: 23 Aug 2017
Demonstration of the next generation standardised integrated cooling and heating packages for commercial and public buildings based on environment-friendly carbon dioxide vapour compression cycles
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Smart building retrofitting complemented by solar assisted heat pumps integrated within a self-correcting intelligent building energy management system.
Post date: 11 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded SuperSmart project aims to achieve both decisive environmental benefits through a fast implementation of efficient heating and cooling solutions, as well as significant economic benefits through reduced energy use in the supermarket sector all across Europe.
SuperSmart has three main objectives:
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
LowUP – which stands for ‘Low valued energy sources UPgrading for buildings and industry uses’– is a Horizon 2020 project which will contribute to achieving Europe’s GHG reduction targets and increase energy efficiency. The project will develop and demonstrate three new efficient heating and cooling technologies that will significantly reduce both CO₂ emissions and primary energy consumption.
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
The EU funded Cheap-GSHPs project (Cheap and efficient application of reliable Ground Source Heat exchangers and Pumps ) aims to reduce capital and operating costs of shallow geothermal installation for heating and cooling, as well as improve their safety during installation and operation.
Post date: 23 Jun 2017