Torrelago reaches prestigeous district heating award finals
CITyFiED’s Spanish demonstration site has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Global District Energy Climate Awards - with winners due to be announced at an international conference 24-25 October in Doha, Qatar.
The demonstration site was selected because of the energy demand reduction by improving buildings insulation and greenhouse gas emissions as well as increasing the use of renewable energy sources.
Three biomass boilers and a host of innovative technologies and methodologies for building renovation are being deployed. Moreover, a micro cogeneration system will be installed. This is an efficient and clean approach to generate 33kW of electric power and 73.4kW of useful thermal energy from a single fuel source. The retrofitting started on January 2014 and is expected to finish by March 2018, delivering a significant reduction in building energy demand (40%) primarily because of the external façade insulation that has been installed. In combination with the district heating system, the total share of energy savings is intended to reach 50%.
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