HAPPENING

EU 2020 HAPPENING: Heat pumps in existing multi-family buildings for achieving union's energy and environmental goals

  • Project duration: September 2020 - March 2024
  • Project status:
    Ongoing
  • Funding:
    Societal Challenge (Horizon 2020 /EU funding /Project)
  • Total project budget: €2,955,700.00

Currently, buildings are responsible for 40 % of the energy demand and 36% of the CO2 emissions in Europe. Decarbonisation of existing buildings plays a key role in order to reach the overall climate protection targets. However, current renovation rates lie in the order of 1%. 

Heat pumps are a key technology in bringing renewable shares into heat supply of buildings; especially their combination with onsite renewable electricity production e.g. by PV allows to bring high renewable shares. Their current installation in existing multi-apartment buildings is however still marginal.

The proposed technological solution is based on decentralized heat pumps, in such a way that it results an easy-to-install solution for installers, low-intrusive for the occupants and easily adaptable to a large number of different building contexts. This is supported by developing planning, implementation and operation processes, in order to facilitate the work during the planning phase, ensure a high-quality installation, effective operation and reduce the effort and costs along the whole retrofit project. 

Through 3 demo sites (in Spain, Italy and Austria), the project will demonstrate a highly versatile, scalable and replicable solution package for buildings retrofit, reaching 70-75% of renewable energy fraction, 30-50% of PE and GHG emissions savings, reduction of planning time by 50% and installation/operation time by 30%.

Currently, buildings are responsible for 40 % of the energy demand and 36% of the CO2 emissions in Europe. Decarbonisation of existing buildings plays a key role in order to reach the overall climate protection targets. However, current renovation rates lie in the order of 1%. 

Heat pumps are a key technology in bringing renewable shares into heat supply of buildings; especially their combination with onsite renewable electricity production e.g. by PV allows to bring high renewable shares. Their current installation in existing multi-apartment buildings is however still marginal.

The proposed technological solution is based on decentralized heat pumps, in such a way that it results an easy-to-install solution for installers, low-intrusive for the occupants and easily adaptable to a large number of different building contexts. This is supported by developing planning, implementation and operation processes, in order to facilitate the work during the planning phase, ensure a high-quality installation, effective operation and reduce the effort and costs along the whole retrofit project. 

Through 3 demo sites (in Spain, Italy and Austria), the project will demonstrate a highly versatile, scalable and replicable solution package for buildings retrofit, reaching 70-75% of renewable energy fraction, 30-50% of PE and GHG emissions savings, reduction of planning time by 50% and installation/operation time by 30%.

Partner
Fraunhofer, Institut für Solare Energiesysteme
Fundacion CARTIF
Tecnalia - Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa
AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies
RINA CONSULTING SPA
EZE BARRIZAR KOOP ELK TXIKIA
TECNOZenith srl
GWS GEMEINNUTZIGE ALPENLANDISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WOHNUNGSBAU UND SIEDLUNGSWESEN MBH
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS ENERGETICOS ANESE
GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL-ESPANA CONSEJO PARA LA EDIFICACION SOSTENIBLE-ESPANA

Contact

Roberto Fedrizzi

Project managerT 016 550 1740 93+ude.carue@izzirdef.otrebor

Tim Christoph Diller

Vice project managerT 596 550 1740 93+ ude.carue@rellid.mit

Cristiana Losso

Project assistantT 806 550 1740 93+ude.carue@ossol.anaitsirc

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