We bring together stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal and heat pump sectors to define a common strategy for increasing the use of renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling.
Our Horizontal Working Groups bring together interested experts from different technology panels to work on common horizontal topics, defined on the basis of main challenges to be addressed by the RHC-sector.
FleXible user-CEntric Energy poSitive houseS
The EXCESS project showcases how nearly-zero energy buildings can be transformed into positive energy buildings (PEB). Via four demo buildings spanning across four European Climate Zones (Nordic, Continental, Oceanic and Mediterranean), EXCESS seeks to test, validate and share PEB solutions with potential replicability across Europe. The four innovative demonstration projects are located in Belgium, Spain, Austria and Finland, and are introducing technical solutions that enable buildings to produce more renewable energy than they consume over the course of a year.
Digital Building Twins using Information from Energy Performance Certification for Smart Energy Systems
Data acquired as input data for calculating energy performance of buildings in the mandatory Energy Performance Certificate EPC-schemes according to 2010/31/EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is a valuable source - both for model-based and sector spanning planning of future SES and for model predictive grid/network control on a local/regional level.
INDIGO – New generation of Intelligent Efficient District Cooling systems
INDIGO contributes to the developments of a more efficient, intelligent and cheaper generation of district cooling (DC) systems by improving system planning, control, and management at all system levels. This is achieved through the development of two open-source tools for planning and simulation, and the design of a ground-breaking DC system management strategy.