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Securing a healthy indoor air climate while saving energy in buildings with space technology

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SALLY R (Securing a healthy indoor air climate while saving energy in buildings with space technology)

Reporting period: 2018-08-01 to 2018-11-30

Current building ventilation techniques exhaust indoor air and replace it with polluted outdoor air. In fact, 90% exposure to pollution occurs indoors. Indoor polluted air is responsible for 4.3 million premature deaths worldwide. Besides, building ventilation systems consume high amounts of energy, being responsible for 40% total building energy consumption. Current solutions either achieve a good indoor air quality (IAQ) but spend high amounts of energy or achieve good energy savings but low IAQ. There is a need for new solutions that achieve an optimal balance between energy and IAQ.
To answer this need we, at SALLY R, have developed S8AIR, a new ventilation system that brings to earth the ventilation techniques used in space, where indoor air is cleaned and recirculated. S8AIR system is controlled by our intelligent algorithm, with ADA, that analyses indoor and outdoor conditions and calculates the most energy efficient solution to maintain optimal IAQ. S8AIR promotes energy and economic savings of 30% and maintains optimal IAQ at any moment.
S8AIR is an innovative ventilation system with multiple benefits at every level. Building owners will save on energy consumption and electricity bill. Building occupants will benefit from an optimal IAQ that promotes health and productivity. Our solution is in line with governments’ guidelines to preserve the environment, saving on energy consumption and decreasing pollution. Our company will grow in terms of personnel (28 new positions in 5 years at the market) and revenues (€59 million on those 5 years).
We have performed a study to confirm viability of S8AIR i) technically, we planned the steps needed for the optimization of S8AIR and with ADA, as well as the pilots for final testing, ii) commercially, we carried out a detailed analysis of the heating, ventilation & air conditioning market and updated our business plan, and iii) financially, we confirmed project’s profitability and prepared a Phase 2 budget.