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Waste heat recovery




List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

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

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

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... 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

CELSIUS

To increase energy efficiency in EU, CELSIUS helps cities across Europe to develop secure, affordable and low carbon district heating and cooling solutions that form part of the city's wider energy system. The focus is on maximising the use of waste heat or secondary heat within a city by capturing... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 2- Large scale systems for urban area heating and/or cooling supply
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, Large Scale Energy Systems – Heating & Cooling

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... 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

Waste heat recovery is the transfer and use of residual heat from a thermodynamic cycle, industrial process or a different heat source such as the operation of computers in a data center, which would otherwise be discarded into the environment. This residual heat with high operating temperatures can be used as useful heat at lower temperatures in the same system (preheating) or transferred to an adjacent system for further energy generation such as Rankine cycle for electricity generation and district heating network for space heating.

CELSIUS Site Cologne

In large cities such as Cologne, heat generation accounts for more than two-thirds of stationary energy consumption. This is why it is necessary to consider ways to make more efficient use of non-fossil energy sources and create more sustainable heating systems in metropolitan areas. One idea is to recover heat from wastewater systems that is currently simply flushed away.

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CELSIUS Site Gothenburg

Gothenburg took part in the CELSIUS project with several fields of action focusing on the construction of 900 new apartments, which are to be connected to the district heating system and used as small short-term thermal storage, for connecting ships to the district heating system when docked in the harbour, and for feeding cold water from the river into the district cooling network.

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GrowSmarter Site Stockholm

Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, has been working on climate change mitigation and adaptation since the 1990s. The city is a real frontrunner with well implemented climate action plans and pioneering policies to ensure it meets its ambitious environmental targets. The carbon dioxide emissions have been cut by 25 % per citizen since 1990.

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BEEM-UP Site Alingsas

The Swedish demo site of the BEEM-UP project is located in Alingsås and known as Brogarden. The area consists of multi-dwelling buildings built in the period 1971 to 1973, comprising a total of 300 apartments, divided into 16 houses with 2 to 4 floors each. All apartments have a balcony or patio.

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NEXT-BUILDINGS Site Helsingborg

The city of Helsingborg had adopted an ambitious climate action plan by which the city had already achieved 88 % CO2 emissions reductions (compared with the 1997 level) and a less than 20 % share of fossil fuel, the final goal being carbon neutrality, or even exporting carbon-neutral energy to neighbouring areas. With this aim, the NEXT-BUILDINGS project realised very low-energy buildings as the first phase of a huge and very ambitious 311 000 m2 ecodistrict development.

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EE-HIGHRISE Site Ljubljana

The objective of the EE-HIGHRISE project was to demonstrate and validate new technologies, concepts, and systems in order to test and assess the technological and economic feasibility of innovative energy solutions for high-rise buildings. The project used the Eco Silver House in Ljubljana (Slovenia) as a demonstration site.

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NEXT-BUILDINGS

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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 will reduce CO2 at no or negative cost seen in a total perspective. Targeted CO2 reduction cost can be minus € 80/tonne taking the benefits of lower energy bills into account, to even better figures when national grants are included.

GrowSmarter

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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 incorporating renewable energy sources directly into the city’s supply network. This will provide other cities with valuable insights on how they work in practice and opportunities for replication.

The 12 Smart City solutions are split into three areas of action:

EE-HIGHRISE

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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 climate change policy. The project used the Eco Silver House in Ljubljana (Slovenia) as a demonstration project.

CELSIUS

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To increase energy efficiency in EU, CELSIUS helps cities across Europe to develop secure, affordable and low carbon district heating and cooling solutions that form part of the city's wider energy system. The focus is on maximising the use of waste heat or secondary heat within a city by capturing and using it in the heating system. Participating cities are Gothenburg (Sweden), London (United Kingdom), Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Cologne (Germany) and Genoa (Italy).