Energy sources, district heating / cooling, cogeneration

Model house F3 in Ljubljana – Nearly Zero-Energy Building

The CoNZEBs project formed the main part of a session at the IAQVEC conference in Bari in September 2019. CoNZEBs project partner held in total 6 presentations including a project overview, different project results and one of the national exemplary...

Life-cycle cost and environmental assessment of nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) in four European countries

The CoNZEBs project formed the main part of a session at the IAQVEC conference in Bari in September 2019. CoNZEBs project partner held in total 6 presentations including a project overview, different project results and one of the national exemplary...

Global energy transformation: a roadmap to 2050

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start to meet the goals set out in the Paris Agreement. The historic climate accord from 2015 seeks, at minimum, to limit average global temperature rise to...

The Future of Cooling: Opportunities for energy efficient air conditioning

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...

Development of a framework for reliability-centered maintenance of NZE settlements

ZERO-PLUS project - Development of a framework for reliability-centered maintenance of NZE settlements   The monitoring and evaluation of the settlements’ performance is an essential part of the ZERO-PLUS project. The...

Development of intelligent models for realtime performance assessment of NZE settlements

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. ...

Unglazed Solar Thermal Systems for Building Integration, coupled with District Heating Systems

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...

Design of consumer thermal substations for the integration of distributed solar technologies in District Heating systems

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...

Smart grid projects outlook 2017

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...

RELaTED, a flexible approach to the deployment and conversion of DH networks to low temperature

District heating (DH) systems are key systems for the de-carbonization of heating energy in European Cities. In order to allow for this transition, while guaranteeing competitive energy costs, conversion of DHs is required. DH operation...