Building services (HVAC & Lighting)

The building services dedicated to ensure a comfortable, healthy indoor environment inside buildings are known as “Heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC)”. With this purpose, HVAC systems are devoted to keep indoor humidity, temperature and level of pollutants within an acceptable or legal range.

In order to fulfil the comfort requirements of the users, the HVAC systems have to extract the heating or cooling load inside the building and provide fresh air from outdoors at room temperatures. These systems have one of the biggest shares of energy use in buildings. Therefore, it is very important to design the building based on passive strategies that minimize the need for heating, cooling and ventilation and active strategies that deploy high efficient systems with minimal consumption.




List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

NEXT-BUILDINGS

The NEXT-Buildings project focuses on low energy buildings also called active houses, which are not only buildings, but active components in the overall integrated energy systems. The target is to demonstrate affordable solutions for social housing and revitalisation of town areas. The solutions... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Funding programme : Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, SCIS Clusters : Energy Efficiency in Buildings, SCIS Clusters : New Buildings

NEED4B

NEED4B is a collaborative project that will demonstrate cost-effective and energy efficient technologies and methods for the design and construction of very low-energy new buildings. A series of pilots located in different European climates will show how to achieve a primary energy consumption... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Funding programme : Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, SCIS Clusters : Energy Efficiency in Buildings, SCIS Clusters : New Buildings

ZENN

The research project ZenN aims to reduce energy use in existing buildings and neighbourhoods. The project strives to: demonstrate the feasibility of innovative low energy renovation processes for buildings at the neighbourhood scale, identify, optimise and disseminate the most promising management... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Funding programme : 3- Demonstration of nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation for cities and districts
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, SCIS Clusters : Sustainable energy solutions on district level, SCIS Clusters : District Revitalisation

E2REBUILD

E2ReBuild project investigated, promoted, and demonstrated cost-effective and advanced energy-efficient retrofit strategies that create added value for existing residential buildings and endorse end-users to stay and build a dynamic society. The vision of E2ReBuild was to transform the retrofitting... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Funding programme : Topic EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, SCIS Clusters : Energy Efficiency in Buildings, SCIS Clusters : Renovation

EU-GUGLE

The EU-GUGLE project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.  To reach this objective, the eight pilot cities will join efforts to combine the latest... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, SCIS Clusters : Sustainable energy solutions on district level, SCIS Clusters : District Revitalisation