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Innovative green technology for smart energy saving on existing residential buildings with centralized heating/cooling generators

Objective

The existing building stock in European countries accounts for over 40% of final energy consumption in the European Union (EU) member states, of which residential use represents 63% of total energy consumption in the buildings sector. In this scenario, the EcoThermo proposal will address specific needs and will pursue challenges in order to introduce breakthrough technologies into the market.
The EcoThermo project aims to develop a smart thermoregulatory system aimed at optimizing the heat/cooling energy consumption and perform smart and accurate cost allocation to be applied in already existing (old) buildings where the heating/cooling system is centralized, without independent control and independent cost allocation even with a vertical pipeline distribution (i.e. each radiator connected to a different vertical pipe) avoiding the batteries and devices disposal and at the same time preserving a heating/cooling cost allocation really based on the user/flat thermal energy demand.
Main Scientific Achievement: to research physical and mathematical models aimed to estimate with high accuracy the real demand of thermal energy by users (radiators, flats, etc.) connected to a common thermal generator and thermal distribution network and avoiding the usage of the traditional heat cost allocators (for each radiator) as well as the heat meters (for each flat); to research the physical phenomena in order to develop breakthrough technologies to electrically power flow control devices, such as radiator electronic valves, by the mean of transducers applied in main pipeline section and on board of the same peripheral control devices, avoiding the usage of batteries and the plug-in of the same devices to the grid and estimate the lowest energy demand for the most energy consumption device to be powered without plugging it on the electric power network

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

SOFT-IN SRL
Address
Strada Antica Di None 2/4 A
10092 Beinasco
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 4 800
Administrative Contact
Sergio Rofi Pallone (Mr.)

Participants (9)

K2N LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 686
Address
Thornton Rd Girton 47
CB3 0NP Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Knight (Mr.)
TESCO SW AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 299 117,88
Address
Tr Kosmonautu 1288/1 Hodolany
779 00 Olomouc
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marek Vaculik (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 732,80
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesca Maccario (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 18 520
Address
Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Silvestri (Dr.)
CLEOPA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 21 280
Address
Neuendorfstrasse 18B
16761 Hennigsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Detlef Olschewski (Mr.)
UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 12 400
Address
Krizkovskeho 8
771 47 Olomouc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavel Tucek (Dr.)
BETRONIC SOLUTIONS BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 970,32
Address
Pedro De Medinalaan 11
1086 XK Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Vonk (Mr.)
PRO S3 SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 800
Address
Corso Luigi Einaudi 37
10129 Torino To
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Camatti Daniele (Mr.)
INGENIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 476 947,33
Address
Via Valdieri 32
10139 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Federico Bari (Mr.)