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Novel building Integration Designs for increased Efficiencies in Advanced Climatically Tunable Renewable Energy Systems

Objective

Buildings play a significant role in the global energy balance. Typically, they account for 20-30% of the total primary energy requirement of industrialized countries, 40% in EU. Applying the proposed integrated RES to buildings is an important application for wider integration and deployment of renewable energy and to achieving our binding EU targets of at least a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030, compared to 1990 and at least 27% of renewable energy in EU. The IDEAS project will create an innovative building integrated renewable energy system (RES) which will cost effectively exceed current RES efficiencies, generating electricity, heat and cooling and optimised for multifamily, public and commercial buildings in different climatic conditions. The research aim is to create a novel low-cost building integrated RES maximizing the output tuneable for different climatic conditions through novel luminescent and geometric concentrator techniques leading to current solar system efficiencies being exceeded electrically. Thermally enhancement will be achieved using enhanced organic phase change materials (PCM) with a passive biomimetic heat transfer mechanism for heat storage and discharge. An electrically driven multi-source heat pumpHP system will then use the main energy sources at building scale (waste heat from the system, air and ground), to provide the input to an integrated underfloor heating and hot water system, and to manage the thermal energy storage. This building integrated RES will use advanced control techniques to maximize performance and electrical and thermal/cooling self-sufficiency in the building. The technology will be optimized and demonstrated for use in multi-family residential buildings, commercial and public buildings.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 680 133,75

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 580 500
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 875
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 654 150
Address
Via Ariosto 35
44121 Ferrara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 362 750
Address
Volgina 15
11060 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 242 235
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL PRODUCTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 186 250
Address
Mere View Industrial Estate Unit 32 Yaxley
PE7 3HS Peterborough Cambs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 266 752
Address
Via Universita 40
09124 Cagliari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAYO COUNTY COUNCIL
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 319 375
Address
Aras An Chontae Castelbar
Mayo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ASSOCIACAO PORTUGUESA DAS EMPRESASDO SECTOR FOTOVOLTAICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 78 437,50
Address
Avenida Da Republica 6 7 Esq
1050 191 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
ENERGY CO-OPERATIVES IRELAND LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 240 625
Address
6 St. Galls Gardens North, Windy Arbour
D14 FX46 Dublin 14
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LF FASTHOUSE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Lagan House 19 Clarendon Road
BT13BG Belfast
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POWER CAPITAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 110 250
Address
2 Merrion Place
D02 XW71 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
APK ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 43 750
Address
Cloonfower
Castlerea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)