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EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF SEASONAL THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS IN EXISTING BUILDINGS

Objective

Energy use in buildings accounts for approximately 40% of EU energy consumption. Energy efficiency in new buildings is important, but existing building stock is the main target. Existing buildings, however, are characterised by particular requirements and constraints that are not present in new buildings and that requires new developments and adaptation of existing technologies.
In order to fulfil the most recent EU directives, solutions for a drastic reduction in primary energy consumption are required. Space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) represent the largest part of energy use in buildings nowadays, thus solar thermal energy seems to be one of the most promising heat source.
The overall objective of EINSTEIN project is the development, evaluation and demonstration of a low energy heating system based on Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (STES) concept in combination with heat pumps for space heating and DHW requirements for existing buildings to drastically reduce energy consumption (primary energy savings up to 70% compared to conventional existing thermal systems).
This goal will be achieved by:
- Technological developments for STES systems adaptation for existing buildings and integration with the built environment
- Development of a novel, high-efficiency, cost-effective and compact heat pump suitable for existing buildings and optimized for higher temperature heat sources such as STES systems
- Development of new business and cost models which consider the entire life cycle of a building and incorporate the benefits of reduced operating costs; a decision support tool will help the planners to find the best technology to install in each particular case
- Development of integrated building concept. As cost-effectiveness is one of the main aspects to be considered in building retrofitting, a methodology and a software tool for most cost-effective global energy intervention framework definition for building retrofitting will be developed

Call for proposal

FP7-2011-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 113 514,88
Administrative Contact
Patricio Aguirre (Dr.)

Participants (17)

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 644 200
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 332 275,85
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Ms.)
MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 558 100
Address
Ul Konstruktorska 12A
02 673 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magdalena Małek (Ms.)
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 279 715,63
Address
Adornostrasse 8
70599 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk Mangold (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 513 845
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Marie Patton (Dr.)
CIM-MES PROJEKT SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 324 740
Address
Ul. Al. Jerozolimskie 125/127 Lok 503
02017 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Krzysztof Grabowiecki (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 428 040
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Brendel (Mr.)
AIRLAN S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 280 800
Address
Calle Ribera De Deusto 70
48014 Bilbao Vizcaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elena Gimenez
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 309 003,92
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lucienne Krosse (Ms.)
SCANDINAVIAN HOMES LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 241 080
Address
Pollnaclough
Moycullen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lars Pettersson (Mr.)
GIROTZE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 300 740,28
Address
Poligono Industrial Juin Txiki 5
20720 Azkoitia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Imanol Epelde (Mr.)
I.CO.P. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 366 292,50
Address
Via Silvio Pellico 2
33031 Basiliano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Coletti (Mr.)
ARCHITECTURAL SPIES EOOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 102 280
Address
Graf Ignatiev Str 26 Et 1 Ap 2
9000 Varna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nadya Stamatova (Dr.)
FOMENTO DE SAN SEBASTIAN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 130 128
Address
Calle Camino 2
20004 San Sebastian
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Jorge (Ms.)
MAZOWIECKA AGENCJA ENERGETYCZNA SPZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 208 032
Address
Ul. Bitwy Warszawskiej 1920 R.3 Lok 300
02 362 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bartosz Dubiński (Mr.)
FUNDACION ARTEAGA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 27 211,94
Address
Paseo Oriamendi 170
20009 San Sebastian
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Ana Belén Lazkano Errasti (Ms.)
WATERKOTTE IBERIA SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Rua Padre Feijoo 1A
32005 Ourense
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mari Paz Rodriguez Gonzalez (Ms.)