Heating, domestic hot water

  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
Type: News

We are now in the third week of the #h2020Buildings campaign on Twitter, highlighting some European funded projects related to heating and cooling; namely  
Post date: 18 Aug 2017
Type: Note

The project Next-Buildings (Next Zero Energy Buildings at lowest Cost by using Competitive Sustainable Technology), funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, is about the demonstration of very low energy buildings. In all demonstrations, the ambition is net zero carbon/energy or better (active or plus-energy house).
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded project GAIA (Green Awareness In Action) aims to promote positive behavioural changes within communities regarding energy consumption/awareness.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Smart and flexible 100% renewable district heating and cooling systems for European cities     SmartReFlex, an Intelligence Energy Europe (IEE) project, aimed to inspire the development of sustainable district heating and cooling solutions for the future by setting up an exchange of ideas, expertise and experience.   The project actions have aimed at increasing the diffusion of smart and flexible district heating and cooling systems including high shares of renewable energy sources (high-RES DHC) in European towns and cities.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

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
Type: Link

  Transition strategies for delivering low carbon district heat     HeatNet will address the challenge of reducing CO₂ emissions in North West Europe (NWE) by creating an integrated transnational NWE approach to the supply of renewable and low carbon heat (incl. waste heat) to residential and commercial buildings, developed and tested in 6 local district heating and cooling networks (DHC) in UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands.  
Post date: 11 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Smart building retrofitting complemented by solar assisted heat pumps integrated within a self-correcting intelligent building energy management system.    
Post date: 11 Aug 2017
Type: Link

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
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded TESSe2b project (Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings) will enable the optimal use of renewable energy and provide one of the most advantageous solutions for correcting the mismatch that often occurs between the supply and demand of energy in residential buildings. The target of TESSe2b is to design, develop, validate and demonstrate a modular and low cost thermal storage technology based on solar collectors and highly efficient heat pumps for heating, cooling and domestic hot water (DHW) production.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link