Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU authorities, he argues.
Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on.
Post date: 2 Okt 2019
This is the first block of housing certified in Spain built in 2017 under the Passivhaus standard, and therefore has a demand for heating below 15kWh / m2a, and a heating load of 10W / m2.
This implies that a floor of 75m2 will have a heating load of only 750W, so with a hair dryer there would be enough to heat two houses.
To achieve this the following principles have been applied:
Post date: 1 Jul 2019
METIS is a mathematical model providing analysis of the European energy system. It simulates the operation of energy systems and markets on an hourly basis over a year, while factoring in uncertainties like weather variations. In order to determine the potential contribution of district heating networks to the reduction of energy demand and emissions, the district heat dimension is added to the METIS model.
Post date: 17 Mai 2019
Digitalisation is the innovative use of information and communications technologies, in particular the large-scale rollout of smart devices and sensors, and the use of big data collection and analysis. In the context of meeting the energy savings targets of the European Union and improving the energy efficiency of its buildings, this Joint Research Centre Technical Report looks at the technologies, opportunities and challenges presented by digitalisation for heating and cooling.
Post date: 16 Mai 2019
Join us on Monday, 11th February 2019, 14.00h (UTC+0) / 15.00h (CET) to find out how innovation in Community Heating can alleviate Fuel Poverty.
Adequate warmth is essential to guarantee a decent standard of living and health. Fuel poverty is defined as the condition of being unable to afford to keep one’s home sufficiently heated.
Post date: 31 Jan 2019
In the framework of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), biomass burning for heat production in households has emerged as a major issue where a better balance between “decarbonisation” benefits and negative impacts on air quality, the environment and human health is needed.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
On 7 June 2018, the Heat Roadmap Europe (HRE) project is hosting an interactive panel session on “Shaping an integrated market for hot findings and cool solutions at EUSEW 2018. The debate aims to introduce attendants to effective market tools, transferable practices and cutting-edge Heating and Cooling (H&C) solutions that are driving the decarbonisation of Europe's energy systems.
Post date: 9 Mai 2018
The Mostra Convegno Expocomfort is scheduled from March 13 to 16 in the Fiera Milano exhibition center.
MCE offers a unique opportunity to learn and to source the latest HVAC&R technologies, solutions and systems for smart buildings in commercial, industrial and domestic residential sectors.
As engineers and specifiers, there will be an opportunity to connect and interact with the HVAC&R international professional community.
Among other topics and technology, the expo will present the following:
Post date: 13 Sep 2017
How to use excess heat from the electricity generation of remote biogas power stations? Can the excess heat contribute to the climate protection? The German Ministry of the Environment is supporting a pilot project in the rural district Landsberg am Lech that develops a mobile heat supply system based on excess heat. The heat of the biogas power stations is distributed in a flexible way to different users, including a retirement home and a high school. Due to the distance between the station and possible users, a heating network would be uneconomical.
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
The City of Stuttgart plans to implement a geothermal system into a new tunnel (Rosensteintunnel) in the vicinity of the city’s zoo “Wilhelma”. The geothermal heat and the waste heat of the traffic shall be used to heat one of the new buildings, i.e. the elephant house. At the same time the operation technology of the tunnel shall be cooled. The city will receive € 270,000 from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Building and Reactor Safety.
Post date: 7 Aug 2017