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.

BEEM-UP

BEEM-UP aimed to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives, drastically reducing energy consumption in existing buildings, and paving the way towards massive market uptake. BEEM-UP involved building owners at three sites in France, Sweden and the...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

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...

E2REBUILD Site Voiron

The French demonstration site is a multi-storey building in Voiron in the Isère Department. The building was made of concrete with no insulation. The windows were first generation PVC double-glazing 4-6-4. The building had natural ventilation. All dwellings had an individual gas boilers for the...