Energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration

Cooling down is catching on. As incomes rise and populations grow, especially in the world’s hotter regions, the use of air conditioners is becoming increasingly common. In fact, the use of air conditioners and electric fans already accounts for about a fifth of the total electricity in buildings around the world – or 10% of all global electricity consumption. Over the next three decades, the use of ACs is set to soar, becoming one of the top drivers of global electricity demand.
Post date: 6 sie 2018
Type: Publication

The City of Freiburg, the City of Basel and ICLEI Europe are pleased to invite you to the Local Renewables Conference 2018. The conference will take place on 24-26 October 2018, mainly in Freiburg (Germany) with a study tour to Basel (Switzerland).
Post date: 2 sie 2018
Type: Termin

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of a framework for reliability-centered maintenance of NZE settlements  
Post date: 1 sie 2018
Type: Publication

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of intelligent models for realtime performance assessment of NZE settlements   The monitoring and evaluation of the settlements’ performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. Under the framework of the task “Intelligent models for performance assessment and reliability-centered maintenance” intelligent data processing models have been developed. The models are intended to be incorporated in the Web-GIS platform for performance assessment and increased reliability of the ZERO-PLUS case studies’ implementation.
Post date: 1 sie 2018
Type: Publication

The connection of a solar thermal (ST) façade system to a district heating system allows for the direct use of ST heat in the building while taking profit from the network for delivery/selling of excess heat and purchase of heat during periods of underproduction. The use of unglazed collectors for low-intrusive architectural interaction in façades is discussed.
Post date: 1 sie 2018
Type: Publication

In most cases, building service designers choose between Solar thermal (ST) and District Heating (DH) technologies for their integration in buildings. By doing so, only a fraction of the buildings within a particular district is used for ST, while at the same time energy intensity in DH networks can be reduced. In some cases, building-integrated solar thermal systems are connected to DH networks by means of dedicated pipes. In all these cases, sub-optimal situations are reached with lower fraction of renewable heat, reduced network strength and/or additional heat losses.
Post date: 1 sie 2018
Type: Publication

Since 1982, PLEA has organised conferences and events across the globe. The annual conference of PLEA is highly regarded, attracting academics and practicing architects in equal numbers. It is the first time that the PLEA conference comes to Hong Kong. The juxtaposition of Hong Kong’s compact and high-density living and scenic countryside makes it an intriguing case of urban sustainability and climate resilience.
Post date: 31 lip 2018
Type: Termin

The power system and market are at the centre stage of the European Union's energy policies. The recent measures proposed by the European Commission with the ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ package rely on smart technologies, solutions and concepts to accelerate, transform and consolidate the EU economy’s clean energy transition. The deployment of smart grid solutions can help to make distribution grids more flexible and to cope with variable renewable energy sources and new loads.
Post date: 31 lip 2018
Type: Publication

One of the main issues of the coming decades is to improve efficiencies by integrating various life-supporting systems, using excess from one, as resource in other, and in the exact moment when it is beneficial to all, integrating electricity, heating, cooling, transport, water, buildings, waste, wastewater, industry, forestry and agriculture systems.
Post date: 30 lip 2018
Type: Termin

Heat Roadmap Europe 4 is a Horizon 2020 funded research project, with a consortium of 23 partners, running from 2016 until 2019. Its main goal is to study the heating and cooling sector in Europe by quantifying the effects of increased energy efficiency on both the demand and supply side, in terms of energy consumption, environmental impacts and costs.
Post date: 30 lip 2018
Type: Odnośnik