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Heat pumps




List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

FLEXYNETS

FLEXYNETS will develop, demonstrate and deploy a new generation of intelligent district heating and cooling (DHC) networks that reduce energy transportation losses by working at “neutral” (15-20°C) temperature levels. Reversible heat pumps will be used to exchange heat with the DHC network on the... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 13 - 2014/2015: Technology for district heating and cooling
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, ICT based solutions for district heating & cooling

SINFONIA

The SINFONIA project is a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative is a unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria), working hand in hand to achieve 40% to... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Optimisation of energy systems for high-efficiency districts

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE

The aim of the School of the Future project was to design, demonstrate, evaluate and communicate shining examples of how to achieve the high performance building of the future. School buildings and their primary users - pupils - were the focus of the project. Both the energy and indoor environment... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Renovation

READY

The READY project aims to demonstrate how the demand of energy and particularly the needs for fossil fuels and release of CO2 can be considerably reduced to nearly zero, and show a sustainable way to go for other European cities. Demonstration is taking place in two cities: Aarhus (Denmark), which... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Optimisation of energy systems for high-efficiency districts

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, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 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, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, New Buildings

GrowSmarter

GrowSmarter aims to stimulate city uptake of smart solutions by using the three Lighthouse cities Stockholm (Sweden), Cologne (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain) as a way to showcase 12 Smart City solutions: from advanced information and communication technology and better connected urban mobility, to... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, SCC 1 - 2014 Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, New Buildings

CITY-ZEN

CITY-ZEN aims to develop and demonstrate zero energy cities with a central role for citizens. The team of the project works together to achieve a future-proof grid, innovative heat and cold solutions and energy efficient buildings. Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Optimisation of energy systems for high-efficiency districts

SOLUTION

The SOLUTION project mobilised public/private resources to build showcases of energy self-sufficient communities in Austria, Croatia, Finland and Switzerland (together with an associated Slovenian community) with a strong potential for replication throughout Europe. SOLUTION was designed to respond... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

As heating and cooling account for almost 50% of total final energy demand in Europe, heat pumps are a technology with significant potential to contribute to Europe’s renewable energy and climate targets. Synergies between heat pump technology on the demand side and decarbonisation on the supply side can be exploited to make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 emissions.

A versatile technology, heat pumps can be used to provide space heating and cooling and warm water, all from one integrated unit. Furthermore, heat pumps can be used in hybrid renewable/conventional systems, can store surplus electricity with active thermal mass elements and can integrate and optimize the performance of different energy resources in the electricity grid.

 

City-ZEN Site Grenoble

As a major player in the Local Climate Plan since 2004 and as a Covenant of Mayors’ member since 2008, the city of Grenoble is committed to reducing energy consumption, encouraging the use of renewable energies, promoting social solidarity, setting up alternative forms of transport and developing environmental, architectural and urban quality. The main objectives of the Grenoble Local Climate Plan, launched in 2004, and revised in 2009, remain the reduction of local greenhouse gas emissions by factor 4 by 2050.

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CITY-ZEN Site Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam has 825 000 residents from 180 different countries, who own over 600 000 bicycles. The wider Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has 2.1 million inhabitants. The city has a strong commitment to encourage green research, development and investment in sustainable initiatives. As a result, the area is enjoying a rapid uptake of electric transportation and a growing number of companies are developing sustainable products that influence global business. Amsterdam is exceptionally well connected, both physically and digitally.

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READY Site Aarhus

Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark with 300 000 inhabitants. With the aim to become carbon neutral by 2030, the city moves forward with its climate and smart city strategy with a number of sustainable actions and projects, amongst which is READY.

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READY Site Växjö

Växjö municipality, together with its inhabitants, businesses, organisations and university, are all working towards a better environment and a smaller carbon footprint. The city has high ambitions to make itself sustainable, energy-efficient, fossil fuel-free and with a large proportion of wooden buildings.

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SINFONIA Site Innsbruck

The city of Innsbruck in Austria (120 000 inhabitants) defined its 2025 Energy Plan back in 2009. In this context, and as part of the SINFONIA project, 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 % to 50 % primary energy savings in the demo sites, and to increase by at least 30 % the share of renewables in the district’s energy mix.

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GrowSmarter Site Cologne

Situated on the banks of the River Rhine, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany and home to key players in business and industry. The city is committed to the EU’s goal of achieving a 20 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 20 % increase in the share of renewable energy and a 20 % increase in energy efficiency by 2020 based on 1990 levels. It aims to reduce CO2 even further, with a 50 % reduction by 2030.

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GrowSmarter Site Barcelona

Voted European Capital of Innovation 2014, Barcelona is a vast metropolitan hub with a long tradition of industry and entrepreneurship. Barcelona City Council encourages strategic initiatives aimed at generating international collaboration, and promoting a global and forward-looking vision to businesses and public bodies, as well as scientific and technological centres.

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SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE Site Drammen

The Norwegian demo site of the SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE is known as Brandengen Primary School. It is situated in a housing area in the outskirts of Drammen, 40 km southwest from the capital city of Norway. The school’s facilities consist of three brick buildings linked together with arcades – the main building, the activity building for gym, arts and crafts, and a small building for leisure time. The buildings, designed by the famous Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg, are of historical value.

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