BuildHEAT involves the evaluation of an air-to-air heat pump system combined with the use of PV electricity produced in a decentralised manner. In this context, the heat pump system serves as a heating, air conditioning and ventilation system.
September 2015 until August 2019
"Horizon 2020", the framework programmefor research and innovation of the European Union
Institute of Networked Energy Systems
ACCIONA Construcción, Spanien
Allplan GmbH, Deutschland
CIRCE Foundation, Spanien
Clivet SPA, Italien
Institute for Renewable Energy (EURAC), Italien
MIG Material Innovative Gesellschaft mbH, Deutschland
Pink GmbH, Österreich
RI.GE.N.E.R.A. Business Network, Italien
Salix Homes, Großbritannien
Schneider Electric SPA, Italien
SiTI- Higher Institute on Territorial Systems for Innovation, Italien
University of Salford Manchester, Großbritannien
youris.com GEIE – European Research Media Center, Italien
Zaragoza Vivienda, Spanien
European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC; Italien)
Project Managerat the Institute of Networked Energy Systems:
The majority of people in Europe live in apartment buildings. These buildings have a great potential for greater energy efficiency. The BuildHEAT research project funded by the European Union has set itself the goal of reducing the energy consumption of these buildings by up to 80 per cent by exploiting the existing potential for savings. The aim is to develop technologies that are faster and easier to install than conventional systems.
The DLR Institute of Networked Energy Systems is participating in this four-year research project together with 17 other project partners from six countries under the leadership of the Italian Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC. Seven million euros have been made available for the project from the European “Horizon 2020” research programme.
The main task is to evaluate the air-to-air heat pump systems in combination with the use of decentrally-generated photovoltaic electricity. The heat pump system acts as a heating, cooling and ventilation system in this context and also provides hot water for domestic use. The performance and key energy figures of the heat pump system are determined using our proven test procedures. The different climate-related factors of the three locations Rome, Zaragoza and Salford are mapped here in the form of radiation profiles or heat loads and supplemented by further load profiles for tap water and electricity. Individual apartments are emulated using the test profiles. This allows the system to be operated under real conditions. The components are optimised based on the results and management solutions are developed in cooperation with the system manufacturers.
Further information on the Research Project BuildHEAT: