Start Date: Oct. 3, 2016
End Date: Oct. 2, 2020
Budget: € 7.473.890
Smart building retrofitting complemented by solar assisted heat pumps integrated within a self-correcting intelligent building energy management system
- The first one is based on new technologies for retrofitting the buildings´ heating and cooling equipment, which will focus on reducing the energy consumption by means of a combination or replacement of existing natural gas boilers along with RES installation forming an energy efficient and easy to install solution. This solution will be the result of an optimized evaluation considering the following technologies: Adsorption Heat Pump and DC Heat Pump coupled with a scalable storage solution, renewable energy, sewage heat recovery system, and Self-Correcting Intelligent Building Energy Management System (SCI-BEMS).
- The second development is the extension of the retrofitting solution at district scale by the integration and innovative use of central ICT for smart grid services to provide an open and competitive energy market through appropriate applications and services enabling distributed renewable energy integration and application of demand response control and optimization strategies in scales beyond individual buildings.
- The third pillar is the development of a holistic market-oriented retrofitting framework towards net-zero energy standards characterized by high replicability, better management and effective knowledge sharing.
The non-technical part of the Heat4Cool project will involve analysis of retrofitting solutions and existing technologies from current running projects, exploitation of the developed solutions and their integration into the Heat4Cool project, the increase of
replicability of the envisaged solution along with the mitigation of relevant barriers and the development of an effective marketing strategy as part of the Heat4Cool business model.