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.

EE-HIGHRISE

The overall objective of the EE-HIGHRISE project was to demonstrate and validate new technologies, concepts, and systems used, in order to test and assess the technological and economic feasibility of innovative energy solutions in the high rise demo buildings in contributing to the EU energy and...

DIRECTION

DIRECTION aimed at demonstrating how the use of very innovative and cost-effective energy efficiency technologies can lead to the achievement of very low energy new buildings. This aim along with the effective adoption of low energy buildings was achieved by switching to a model whereby energy...

CITyFiED

The CITyFiED project aims to develop a replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future, focusing on reducing the energy demand and GHG emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy sources by developing and...

BUILDSMART

The purpose of BUILDSMART is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates, since energy consumption in buildings varies greatly throughout Europe due to differences in climate, socio-...

BERTIM

BERTIM will develop a prefabricated solution providing the opportunity to renovate buildings, with a view to improving energy performance, air quality, aesthetics, comfort, and property value at the same time, while ensuring low intrusiveness during renovation works. The manufacturing of the...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

SINFONIA Site Innsbruck

Innsbruck (Austria, 120,000 inhabitants) defined its 2025 Energy Plan back in 2009. In this context, and as part of SINFONIA, the city has selected its eastern district to demonstrate the large scale implementation of energy efficient measures, with the objective of achieving on average 40 – 50%...

SINFONIA Site Bolzano

Since 2005, Bolzano (Italy, 100,000 inhabitants) has developed an ambitious investment plan for large scale urban refurbishment in collaboration with both public and private stakeholders. The work undertaken in SINFONIA is part of this plan, and aims to achieve 40% to 50% primary energy savings in...

BEEM-UP Site Delft

The BEEM-UP building site is located in the north west of Delft, approximately 2,5 km from the city centre. The group of buildings is called Complex 5. The area has a specific identity as the surrounding buildings share the typical Dutch brick façade as a remarkable architectural quality. Before...

BEEM-UP Site Alingsas

Brogården in Alingsås is an area of multi-dwelling buildings built in 1971-1973. The area comprises a total of 300 flats, divided into 16 houses with 2-4 floors each. All flats have a balcony or a patio. The Brogården area is currently undergoing an extensive renewal, which started in the spring of...

BEEM-UP Site Paris

The building is located in the centre of Paris, 800 m from Montparnasse train station, at the corner of Rue du Cotentin and Rue Falguière. It is composed of 87 dwellings and it was built around 1950. In 1993, the building was renovated (outer insulation, double glazed windows, boilers), but it...