Novel building Integration Designs for increased Efficiencies in Advanced climatically tunable renewable energy Systems

Innovative Technologies Improving Building Sustainability

Integrating and optimising Heat Pump technology with the PV/PCM

Novel Integration and Demand-side Management

Building for the future.

Buildings play a significant role in the global energy balance. Typically, they account for 20-30% of the total primary energy requirement of industrialized countries, 40% in EU.

Global buildings sector energy intensity fell by 1.3% per year between 2010 and 2014, thanks to continued adoption and enforcement of building energy codes and efficiency standards.

Yet progress has not been fast enough to offset growth in floor area (3% per year globally) and increasing energy demand.

Applying  integrated Renewable Energy Systems to buildings is an important application for wider integration and deployment of renewable energy and to achieving our binding EU targets of at least a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030.

Watch a brief video on the IDEAS suite of technologies that could help change the future of building efficiency and sustainability

Latest news about IDEAS

Dr Anita Lorena Ortega’s Thesis

Dr Anita Lorena Ortega’s Thesis

Our colleague DR Anita Lorena Ortega has published her PhD thesis the research behind which played a central role to the Ideas project. All her friends and colleagues at Trinity College Dublin and on Horizon2020ideas congratulate her on her fantastic achievement. Link to the theses is on our website on the publications page

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Ferrara Large Scale Demo Site

Ferrara Large Scale Demo Site

The full installation of the IDEAS technology is up and running in Ferrara. All the key elements are installed, fully operational and working together seamlessly to deliver a fully automated weather and climactically tuned sustainable buliding environment. You can see how  the various elements fit together in this poster showing the installation...

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