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H2020 - Heat4Cool Grant

Hypertech Energy Labs have been recently awarded with a new contract from the European Commission with the aim to develop an innovative, efficient and cost-effective solution to optimize the integration of a set of rehabilitation systems in order to meet the net-zero energy standards in buildings. Heat4Cool develops, integrates and demonstrates an easy to install and highly energy efficient solution for building retrofitting.
Oct. 3, 2016, 2:21 p.m.

Twelve partners from 9 European countries - Greece (Hypertech Energy Labs), Spain (Tecnalia, Solintel, Symelec), Italy (Politecnico di Milano), Germany (Sortech), Hungary (ThermoWatt), United Kingdom (Sunamp, AES), Bulgaria (Balkanika Energy), Poland (IZNAB) and Belgium (European Heat Pump Association) -  will work together for 48 months in the €7.5M Heat4Cool project.

The project will develop, integrate and demonstratean easy to install and highly energy efficient solution for building retrofitting that begins from the Heat4Cool advanced decision-making tool (which addresses the building and district characteristics) and leads to the optimal solution combining:
  • gas and solar thermally driven adsorption heat pumps, which permit the full integration with existing natural gas boilers to ensure efficient use of current equipment;
  • solar PV assisted DC powered heat pumps connected to an advanced modular PCM heat and cold storage system, and;
  • energy recovery from sewage water with high performance heat exchangers.
This retrofitting solution together with a closer interaction between building monitoring, demand/ supply match, weather forecast and HVAC activation/control through a Self-Correcting Intelligent Building Energy Management System (SCI-BEMS) will save at least 20% of energy consumption in retrofitted buildings.

The project will implement four benchmark retrofitting projects in four different European territories to achieve a reduction of at least 20% in energy consumption in a technically, socially, and financially feasible manner and demonstrate a return on investment of 8 years. The Heat4Cool consortium will ensure the maximum replication potential of the Heat4Cool solution by a continuous monitoring of technical and economic barriers during the development and validation phases in order to provide the building owners and investors with clear energy and economic evidence of the value of implementing Heat4Cool solution.