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Technical information on solar air conditioning with several case studies from several European countries.
The demand for air-conditioning has been increasing
through the last decade due to improved comfort and occurring higher
temperatures. And with the higher demand come several problems: the
extensive use of electrically driven cooling is leading to capacity
straining power demand peaks in the summer and increase of green house
emissions – either through leakage of cooling fluids or use of
The Effinergie association was created in May 2006 to promote low energy buildings in France. The initiative was taken by regional authorities, and particularly the Alsace, Franche-Comté, Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône-Alpes regions. The objectives are to combine and optimize implementation of regional approaches, and to federate construction professionals and local communities.
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