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Smart building retrofitting complemented by solar assisted heat pumps integrated within a self-correcting intelligent building energy management system.

Objective

Heat4Cool proposes 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. The project develops, integrates and demonstrates an 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 (1) gas and solar thermally driven adsorption heat pumps, which permits the full integration with existing natural gas boilers to ensure efficient use of current equipment , (2) solar PV assisted DC powered heat pump connected to an advanced modular PCM heat and cold storage system, and (3) energy recovery from sewage water with high performance heat exchangers.
This retrofitting solution together with a closer interaction between building monitoring, demand/respond supply match, weather forecast and HVAC activation/control through a Self-Correcting Intelligent Building Energy Management Systems (SCI-BEMS) will save at least 10% of energy consumption.
The project will implement four benchmark retrofitting projects in four different European climates 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 present the building owners and investors with clear energy and economic evidence of the value of implementing Heat4Cool solution.
A detailed business plan will be developed in the beginning of the project to strengthen the exploitation plan of the retrofitting package and set the basis for a massive replication of the demonstrated concept across Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-EEB-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 790 500

Participants (13)

FAHRENHEIT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 700 511
Address
Siegfriedstr 19
80803 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THERMOWATT ENERGETIKAI ES EPITOIPARI KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 412 475
Address
Arpad Fejedelem Utja 26-28
1023 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION

Participation ended

Greece
EU contribution
€ 100 973,09
Address
32 Perikleous Street
15232 Chalandri Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 575 375
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
SUNAMP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 328 705,13
Address
1 Satellite Park
EH33 1RY Macmerry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 231 605,50
Address
Aes Building Lea Road
IV36 1AU Forres Moray
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BALKANIKA ENERGY AD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 356 343,75
Address
Blv. Bulgaria 88 Et.1 Ap. 10
1680 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOLINTEL M&P SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 679 787,50
Address
Avenida De Jerez 33
28514 Nuevo Baztan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYMELEC RENOVABLES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 498 793,75
Address
Calle San Mateo, Num. 120 Planta Bj
12004 Castellon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IZNAB SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 436 756,25
Address
Ul. Pory 78
02 757 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN HEAT PUMP ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 205 091,25
Address
Rue D'arlon 63-67
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
FACHHOCHSCHULE ZENTRALSCHWEIZ - HOCHSCHULE LUZERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Werftestrasse 4
6002 Luzern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WATT AND VOLT ANONIMI ETAIRIA EKMETALLEYSIS ENALLAKTIKON MORFON ENERGEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 386 095,66
Address
Leoforos Kifissias 217A
15124 Maroussi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)