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EXPERT TALK: COMPARING ONE JOULE TO ANOTHER

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We all like it to be comfortably warm, not too warm though, so thermal comfort is important! To realise the energy transition in an efficient manner it's crucial that the right energy sources are used for the right applications and that the right Joule is used for the right Joule.

 

This Expert Talk zooms in on what possible energy sources can be used to realise sustainable heating and cooling in the built environment and for industry. Written by prof. Lieve Helsen and Johan Van Bael. 

 

Figures and numbers We all like it to be comfortably warm, not too warm though, so thermal comfort is important! Current figures show that today we are mainly trying to achieve this by heating and cooling the indoor climate.

 

In Europe, heating is expected to decrease (by 30% by 2030) and cooling to significantly (...)

 

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