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 demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE Site Cesena

Key Technical Performance Indicators - results Energy Performance – Thermal Energy The focus for the school in Cesena has been on the reduction of the final energy consumption for space heating. The expected impact was estimated to achieve a total reduction of 84 % for space heating. The domestic...

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE Site Stuttgart

Key technical Performance Indicators – results General Data The demonstration site Solitude Gymnasium (secondary school) in Stuttgart consist of five buildings. Overall a gross floor area of 9,918 m² (heated area: 8,924 m²) has been refurbished in the project. The school has around 710 students and...

NEXT-BUILDINGS Site Helsingborg

In Helsingborg there is a very ambitious climate action plan, where the city as a whole has already reduced its CO2 emission by about 88% compared with 1997 level and the share of fossil fuel is now less than 20%. The goal is to become totally CO2 neutral or even to export CO2 neutral energy to...

NEXT-BUILDINGS Site Lyon

The goal of the demonstration project was to build a 12 000 m2 zero energy building in the Lyon-Confluence area in Lyon (France). After an international design competition, SPL Lyon-Confluence selected a group of real estate developers, Bouygues Immobilier and SLC associated with the Japanese...

EE-HIGHRISE Site Ljubljana

The demo high rise building Eco Silver House is located in the city centre of Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, at Dunajska road, near the northern line of the town's ring road. It is situated in the heart of business, commercial and recreational area. At the same time, primary school, music school...