Heating, domestic hot water

Österreich: Ausschreibung "Demoprojekte Solarhaus 2016" des Klima- und Energiefonds gestartet

Aufgrund des hohen Erfolgs der vorangegangenen Jahre wurde das Förderprogramm „Demoprojekte Solarhaus“ für 2016 neu aufgelegt. Dabei kann eine Investitionsförderung von bis zu € 17.000- für den Neubau oder die Sanierung eines Ein- oder Zweifamilienhauses beantragt werden. Den Zuschuss gibt es zusätzlich zu den verfügbaren Landesförderungen.

 

European Commission boosts energy innovation with €3.25 million in cash prizes

 

On 5 July 2016, the European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.

 

Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020 -the EU's research and innovation programme- the prizes will reward three innovative approaches:

 

Individual heat metering motivating users to maximise energy efficiency in buildings

Effect of heat cost allocators or heat meters installation and deployment of hot water and heating cost management plan.

 

 

This project which is promoted by the Basque central government, has as the main objectives:

1. The assessment of cost savings for a centralised heating system tenants who will pay according to their real consumption of heat, through the installation of heat cost allocators or individual heat meters;

Health and wellbeing in homes

This report, released by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), focuses on the mental, social and physical health and wellbeing of home occupants in the UK. It is intended for build environment professionals (developers, designers, constructors, managers etc.). The authors aim to gather and distil the most compelling evidence and advice about building and neighbourhood design features which can enhance the health and wellbeing of residents.

2016 ASHRAE Handbook – HVAC Systems and Equipment

The 2016 ASHRAE Handbook - HVAC Systems and Equipment discusses various systems and the equipment (components or assemblies) they comprise, and describes features and differences. This information helps system designers and operators in selecting and using equipment. An accompanying CD-ROM contains all the volume's chapters in both I-P and SI units.

 

This edition includes revisions to the majority of chapters; among them, major updates related to thermal storage and district heating and cooling. Other updates that will likely impact many users include

CIBSE Guide B1: Heating

This volume, is part of “CIBSE Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration”, providing guidance on the practical design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The guide, released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), was published in five separate chapters. The specific chapter deals with the selection, design, commissioning, operation and management of most types of heating systems in buildings.

CIBSE Guide B0: Applications and activities: HVAC strategies for common building types

This volume, is part of “CIBSE Guide B: Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration”, providing guidance on the practical design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The guide, released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), was published in five separate chapters. The specific chapter focuses on how different types of building and different activities within buildings influence the choice of system (to provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning services).

 

Contents include:

 

Researchers develop seasonal sorption thermal storage system for single-family houses

So far seasonal storage systems, mostly realised as hot water storage systems, had to be rather large in order to use summer heat for heating during the winter. Smaller storage systems tend to cool down too quickly. Therefore seasonal storage systems are mostly applied for housing estates or large consumers. Within the SolSpaces project, scientists are developing and testing a new solar heating system including an evacuated tube air collector and a thermochemical heat storage system to store solar heat for the use in winter.