Heat Pumps in buildings

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Solar air-conditioning - Solair

SOLAIR intends to resolve some major market obstacles for solar air-conditioning technologies: limited awareness, lack of know-how and instruments as well as information standards. Based on previous project results and acquired know-how, SOLAIR will...
Technical information on solar air conditioning with several case studies from several European countries. The demand for air-conditioning has been increasing through the last decade due to improved comfort and occurring higher...
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Coolproducts for a cool planet

If the European Union wants to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets in a sustainable and cost-effective way it has to make a real turn toward saving energy. The EU made a commitment to reduce energy use by 20% in 2020, but is far off track to...
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Standardisation activities for heat pumps

This article describes the international and European standardisation activities related to the calculation methods for the annual energy consumption of heating systems using heat pumps. It presents the two calculation methods of EN 15316-4-2 (heat...
REHVA Journal - Volume 46 - Issue 3 - June 2009 - pages 24-28
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Summer comfort and cooling - an INIVE Workshop

Many Southern European countries have a high peak summer electricity consumption reflecting the growing trend for air conditioning in buildings. To address this problem, the International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance...
International Journal of Ventilation - Volume 8, No 1, June 2009, pages 1-8
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Ahorro energético en climatización (climatizing energy saving)

No es necesario desperdiciar energía para climatizar. Artículos con consejos para ahorrar energía en el hogar o en las empresas con la calefacción, el aire acondicionado, el agua, etc. You don`t need to spend too much energy for climatizing....
No es necesario desperdiciar energía para climatizar. Artículos con consejos para ahorrar energía en el hogar o en las empresas con la calefacción, el aire acondicionado,...
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The THERMCO project: low-energy cooling and thermal comfort

This article presents a detailed analysis of thermal comfort in 6 low-energy non-residential buildings in Germany for the cooling period. The investigated buildings use the ground as heat sink in combination with thermo-active building systems. The...
REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 51-54
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Recent trends and developments regarding summer comfort and low energy cooling in Greece

This article presents the actual state of the art in the field of summer comfort and passive cooling of buildings in Greece. It discusses the penetration of air-conditioning systems and problems linked to the use of mechanical cooling. It presents...
REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 48-50
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Free cooling for buildings

This article shows the effects of free-cooling on the building thermal load. It describes the various free-cooling methods: dry free-cooling, direct and indirect evaporative free-cooling. It gives information about the effect of free-cooling on the...
REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 1, February 2009, pages 42-47