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This plant is being implemented to meet the following requirements: (i) energy savings; (ii) architectural quality (through the incorporation of collectors into facades); (iii)outstanding working conditions. The Pernod system supplies heating and air conditioning through three sources of energy: (i) 47% electric energy; (ii) 27% solar energy; (iii) 26% recovered energy. The plant's three buildings are equipped with energy storage systems, consisting either of building blocks (solar) or of high-temperature thermal storages (electric). These storage zones permit the utilization of energy away from high rate times and in an optimal way. In each building, all the sources of energy are under control of a programmable automation: a total of three under the control of one CPU (microcomputer). An investment of 15% higher than for a classical building project was required to implement the Pernod system. Nearly two years after the project completion, following a longer and more arduous than anticipated start-up, energy consumption is drawing near to the projections, and the successful quality of life - new technology combination is a fact.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10039 EN/FR (1986) FS, 122 P., BFR 350, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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