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.

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...

NEED4B Site Istanbul

The Turkish demonstration site is in the Ozyegin University campus, located in Nisantepe in Istanbul (north-west Turkey). Nisantepe/Çekmeköy Region is a new developed residential site as residential, situated very close to the residential and financial region Ümraniye.  The building is a part of...

NEED4B Site Borås & Varberg

Two pre-fabricated low energy wooden framed villas were built in the Swedish demo site of NEED4B. The two buildings are similar with a size between 140-200 m2 The construction process The houses were manifactured beforehand and then assembled at the selected locations.  One building was assembled...

NEED4B Site Zaragoza

The Spanish demonstration site is at the new head office for the CIRCE foundation. It is located in the “Rio Ebro” Campus in the city of Zaragoza (north-eastern Spain). The area brings together different centres and institutes of the University of Zaragoza as well as other research organizations. ...

NEED4B Site Quaregnon

The Belgian NEED4B demonstration site is located in Quaregnon (Belgium), about 60 km south of Brussels. The company VSM developed a project of around 56 dwellings on a land of about 20,000 m2 with the objective to demonstrate the development of a new local district with low energy new buildings in...