The school was built in 2012/13 as a public private partnership. The main energy related targets were to achieve passive house standard, to use prefabricated timber facades and renewable energy sources. The building should reach high indoor environment quality and fulfil the measures set in the Norwegian “Cities of the Future” - a collaboration between the government and the 13 largest cities in Norway to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make the cities better places to live.
Post date: 29 Jun 2017
The EU funded CHESS-SETUP project (Combined HEat SyStem by using Solar Energy and heaT pUmPs) aims to design, implement and promote a reliable, efficient and profitable system able to supply heating and hot water in buildings mainly from renewable sources. The proposed system is based on an optimal combination of solar thermal energy production, seasonal heat storage and the use of highly efficient heat pump.
Post date: 23 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
By François Durier, Michèle Mondot (CETIAT, France)
Two European Directives –the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives– and their accompanying regulations have introduced new minimum requirements for heating appliances, as well as a label to inform about their performances. This article presents these requirements and the foreseen label in respect to electrical heat pumps.
The Ecodesign Directive for electrical heat pumps
Post date: 7 Jun 2017
This event, which is organised by the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) and will take place on Wednesday 21 June (16.00 - 17.30) in the context of the EUSEW 2017 Policy Conference, will present several innovations in the area of renewable heating and cooling, with a specific focus to the following technology areas:
Post date: 25 May 2017
Heat Pumping Technologies in Special Applications and New Markets: vol.35 No 1/2017
Special Applications and New Markets in the new issue of the HPT Magazine
This latest issue of the Heat Pumping Technologies (HTP) Magazine has Special Applications and New Markets as the topical theme. The applications range from innovative ways to use heat pumping technologies in commercial buildings, to their use in common household appliances.
Post date: 10 Apr 2017
This report of the French Association for Heat Pumps (AFPAC) concerns heat pump solutions for the production of domestic hot water in dwellings. These solutions are now little known and little used. In a context where domestic hot water has become an issue for reducing the energy consumption of residential buildings, this document aims at presenting a synthesis of the systems available, as well as a number of examples where they are used.
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
This report, released by the French Association for Heat Pumps (Association Française des Pompes à Chaleur - AFPAC) deals with hybrid heat pumps for houses. A hybrid heat pump integrates an air-to-water heat pump and a boiler, with a control that ensures simultaneous or alternative operation of the two heat generators. The system provides space heating and domestic hot water for new or existing houses.
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
5 factors are holding back the energy transition to a zero emissions Europe by 2050, writes Thomas Nowak.
The way we use energy in our society needs to change if we want to keep global warming well below 2°C, as stipulated at COP21 in Paris. This transition needs to include decision-makers on all levels and must above all include citizens.
Post date: 28 Mar 2017
Type: Ask the Experts
hybridGEOTABS first newsletter contains a short introduction to the technology and objectives of this Horizon 2020 research project. It also gives a summary of progress as shared at the recent project meeting in Finland; in particular, the chosen demo buildings and technical developments.
Post date: 24 Mar 2017