Development of comprehensible strategies (building, facilities, renewable energies, management systems) to get NZEB, in other words, highly efficient buildings whose energy demand is mainly satisfied by renewable energies. The following lines must be underlined:
It improves the energy performance of heating, cooling and DHW production systems based on heat pump technology by the following lines of work:
Optimisation of the use of thermal renewable energy sources by the storage of heat and cold for building and district conditioning by the research on the thermal storage optimal solutions according to the kind of building and/or district.
The aim is to reduce the greenhouse gases emissions -linked to the generation of heat and cold- by the increase of the use of renewable energy sources, optimising deseasonalisation between generation and consumption by the research on new refrigerant and accumulation materials, as well as the advanced management of thermal generation and storage.
Deepening research on efficient urban heating and cooling systems which use- at least- 50% of renewable energy, 50% of waste heat, 75% of cogenerated heat or 50% of a combination of this kind of energies and heat according to the Directive 2012/27/UE).
In addition, the following tasks are also accomplished: