heating and cooling

The heat being wasted across Europe could cover 100% of our buildings’ needs. District heating and cooling networks can utilise excess heat available from various sources, including excess heat from urban facilities (i.e. data centres, sewage collectors, cooling systems of tertiary buildings, underground stations). However, due to some regulatory challenges, lack of large-scale replicable demonstrators and appropriate financial support schemes this opportunity is wasted.  
Post date: 17 Sep 2019
Type: Event

Concept    Increasing the share of renewable energy by accelerating the roll-out of demand-driven smart grids delivering low temperature heating and cooling to NWE cities   The D2GRIDS project aims to develop 5th generation urban heating and cooling networks (5G DHC) in Europe.  
Post date: 3 Sep 2019
Type: Link

The energy and carbon footprint of urban areas will increase with urbanisation and the growing economic activity of urban citizens.   The decarbonisation of cities and city districts presents an imperative and an obvious area of priority.   Districts, in particular, have specific opportunities to drive the decarbonization efforts as they know best about their local needs and locally available infrastructure and resources.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
Type: Publication

The Eu­ro­pean Tech­nol­ogy & In­no­va­tion Plat­form on Re­new­able Heat­ing and Cool­ing (RHC ETIP) or­gan­ises the event 100% RHC for a Sus­tain­able Fu­ture, the op­por­tu­nity for RHC ex­perts to learn, net­work and pre­sent their RHC in­no­v­a­tive pro­jects.   Why join­ing? The RHC ETIP gath­ers in­dus­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives, re­searchers and pol­icy mak­ers to net­work and ex­change their ex­per­tise on RHC in­no­v­a­tive pro­jects, chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties to thrive in the long term.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
Type: Event

Concept:   The overall aim of the THERMOS project is to provide the methods, data, and tools to enable more sophisticated thermal energy system planning rapidly and cheaply.   THERMOS aims to accelerate the development of new low-carbon heating and cooling systems across Europe, and enable faster upgrade, refurbishment, and expansion of existing systems.   Objective and Methodology:  
Post date: 18 Jun 2019
Type: Link

EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Flemish research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. Our researchers provide expertise to industry and public authorities on energy-efficient buildings and intelligent networks for a sustainable urban environment.
Post date: 21 May 2019
Type: Link

The recently revised EU Renewable Energy Directive recognises heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the decarbonisation of the energy system. In order to facilitate the penetration of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, each Member State is required to increase the share of renewable energy supplied for heating and cooling by an indicative 1.3 percentage points as a yearly average for the periods of 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.  
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
Type: Event

For HRE4, it is the closing event where the final low-carbon heating and cooling strategies will be presented and their implementation at the national level will be discussed.   The complementary ReUseHeat workshop will focus on mapping of urban excess heat sources, business models and bankability of such projects.   Event Topics/panels:
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
Type: Event

Heat pump technology can deliver major economic, environmental and energy system benefits to Europe. Heat pumps use renewable energy and may be the single most efficient technology for heating and cooling, particularly when both services are required in the same location and at the same time.  
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

  Transitional spaces are meant as “a space in between indoor and outdoor climate, or between two indoor environments, which thermal characteristics can be or not modified by mechanical control system and where occupant may experience the dynamic effect of this change”. Nowadays, transitional spaces are pivotal in non-residential architecture and the proportion of such areas may vary between 10% up to 40% of the total volume depending on the typology. Mixed-mode buildings are desings with by both active and passive systems.
Post date: 21 Sep 2018
Type: Link