Heat Pumps in buildings

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How to cut carbon out of your heating

Author: Laura Cole

Source: bbc.com

When it comes to heating, retiree Lucy Craig’s bungalow in north London is high tech. A self-professed gadget lover, when she refurbished eight years ago, she was keen to find the most carbon friendly methods for keeping her home warm. She...

PLURAL project

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 958218.

Concept and Objectives:   PLURAL aims to design validate and demonstrate a palette of versatile, adaptable, scalable, off-site prefabricated plug and play facades accounting for user needs (“Plug-and-Use” kits).   Three...

Optimised Heating and Cooling Network Planning

In three online live sessions and with practical online exercises, participants will be trained to apply the free THERMOS energy planning software.   The web-based, free software developed as part of the THERMOS Horizon 2020 project is...

Keeping it Cool with District Cooling

July and August 2020 will be remembered as one of the hottest months ever recorded, bringing heat waves, droughts, wildfires and floods across the globe.   While European cities have been sweltering in the heat, we all have been looking...

Smart City project SINFONIA: IN28 demonstration building in Innsbruck

Innsbruck is one of the pilot cities of the FP7 project SINFONIA, and selected its eastern district to demonstrate the large scale implementation of energy efficient measures, with the objective of achieving on average 40 – 50% primary...

HP4ALL, a project to bring Europe to the forefront of the climatization sector

HP4ALL is led by the Limerick Institute of Technology and formed by six other partners from five different countries HP4ALL has received almost €1 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme  ...

Heat pumps are on the rise in Europe

Though heat pumps are not yet widespread, they offer a series of advantages compared with traditional heating solutions.

Few people in Norway had even heard of heat pumps at the beginning of the millennium. By 2019, some 1.4 million units had been sold in the country, figures from the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) show.   Norway’s rapid adoption of...

Viviendas Arroyofresno: Plus Energy apartment house in Madrid

The building, a residential construction designed by DMDV Arquitectos and built in 2020, represents an exemplary nZEB with that reached also the certification of Passivhaus Plus.   It has a useful area of 2.475,54 m2 shared between common...