So far seasonal storage systems, mostly realised as hot water storage systems, had to be rather large in order to use summer heat for heating during the winter. Smaller storage systems tend to cool down too quickly. Therefore seasonal storage systems are mostly applied for housing estates or large consumers. Within the SolSpaces project, scientists are developing and testing a new solar heating system including an evacuated tube air collector and a thermochemical heat storage system to store solar heat for the use in winter.
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
Bisher waren saisonale Wärmespeichersysteme (meist ausgeführt als Warmwasserspeichersystems) sehr groß, um die Nutzung von sommerlicher Wärme in der Winterzeit zu ermöglichen. Kleine Speicher kühlen zu schnell aus. Deshalb wurden solche saisonalen Speicher auch meist in Siedlungen oder für Großverbraucher eingesetzt. Im SolSpaces-Projekt des ITW der Universität Stuttgart entwickeln und testen Forscher ein neues solares Heizsystem das Vakuumröhren-Luftkollektoren mit einem thermochemischen Speicher koppelt.
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
This session, held in the framework of the European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2016), will host Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from four most innovative European Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), who will showcase their projects and share their views on energy efficiency to assembled press and delegates. The event will be held on Wednesday 15 June, from 16:00 to 17:30, in the EUSEW’s
Post date: 7 Jun 2016
This report provides an overview of the main outcomes of the discussions that took place from 2013 to 2015 under the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD, on the issue of training and qualification of experts involved in the energy performance certification of buildings and the inspection of heating and air‐conditioning systems.
Post date: 6 Jun 2016
This report provides an overview of the main outcomes of the discussions that took place from 2011 to 2015 under the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD, on the issue of regular inspection of heating and air‐conditioning (AC) systems and the alternatives to it that are allowed by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). It has been extended to include technical building systems (TBS) as well.
The subject matter comprises:
Post date: 6 Jun 2016
Through the new Energy Efficiency Incentive programme, a total of €165 million in the form of low-interest loans and interest subsidies will be available each year for a period of 3 years starting in 2016, for householders who would like to replace their heating system or install a ventilation system.
The Economic Affairs Ministry's new Energy Efficiency Incentive Programme provides important assistance in four areas in order to make the heating of buildings more efficient.
Post date: 14 Jan 2016
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy offers consumers the chance to get practical tips from energy consultants who visit their homes and show them how to optimise their heating and thus save money. A total of approximately €1.5 million is provided for years 2015 and 2016.
The heating check looks at factors that can affect the actual efficiency of the heating system when in use, such as:
Post date: 12 Nov 2015
Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) No 813/2013 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for space heaters and combination heaters and of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 811/2013 suppleme
Post date: 5 Nov 2015
These guidelines from the European Commission aim to help relevant stakeholders, including industry and public authorities, to implement the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling regulations for space heaters and water heaters, published in 2013. The regulations establish minimum requirements and an energy labelling scheme for the products in their scope. The document summarises the most relevant information from the regulations to give Small and Medium-sized Enterprises-SMEs an introduction to the subject matter and answer the most common questions.
Post date: 30 Sep 2015
Torrelago, one of the largest residential districts in Europe, is experiencing a green revolution which is expected to be a model in Europe. This district is located in the Spanish city Laguna de Duero (near Valladolid) and has more than 4,000 residents living in the 31 blocks of flats.
Post date: 20 May 2015