Modern housing construction still shows a lack of energy efficiency. A number of measures will show together an improvement of at least 44%. However, the needed investments are not always cost-effective. This is the reason, that for example real estate developers and housing associations still reduce investments to a minimum amount. The investments are most often restricted to roof-isolation, high efficiency central heating boilers or high efficiency windows. However, a very easy, cheap and straightforward method to save energy, is by recovering the heat out of the waste gas of both the central heating boiler as the waste gas of the house as well again for in-house heating. The result of this project will be a straightforward, highly innovative instrument that will improve the quality of in-home living combined with the efficient use of natural resources. The proposed instrument will be highly reliable, cost effective, safe and environmentally friendly. This multidisciplinary project combines physics, electronics, computer calculating, mechanical engineering, materials engineering and production techniques.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards