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Heating and Cooling technologies will reduce CO2 emissions


LowUP will develop and demonstrate three new efficient heating and cooling technologies that will reduce CO2 emissions and primary energy consumption. Heating and cooling accout for 50% of the EU´s annual energy consumption. LowUP brings together 12 partners from 7 European countries who for 42 months will develop and demonstrate a heating and cooling system for office buildings, and a heat recovery system for industrial processes.

All three systems will combine innovative heat and cold recovery technologies powered by low-value energy sources.

These include both renewable energy and waste energy sources (sewerage and surplus heat from industrial processes).


  • Develop and demosntrate three new efficient heating and cooling solutions that will significantly reduce CO2 emissions and primary energy consumption.
  • Demonstration of LowUP solutions at four different demo sites for Cool LowUP, Heat LowUP and HP LowUP.
  • Developing smart control based on demand predictions.
  • Promoting replication of the LowUP concept and its alternatives.
  • Dissemination and Communication.


  • Improving LowUP technologies through testing at relevant demo sites.
  • Test the capabilities of waste heat recovery.
  • Development and integration of intelligent and predictive control (weather forecast, demand, operation and optimization based on models, surveillance, predictive maintenance).
  • Validation and demonstration on 4 demonstrators.
  • Communication and dissemination of results through the web, presentations, workshops and media.

Expected Results

  • Use of waste heat from cleaning systems or others.
  • Indoor thermal comfort with lower energy consumption, storing excess heat during periods of low solar radiation, improving energy consumption.
  • Cooling system capable of saving energy and storing excess in storage systems by phase change materials.
  • Waste heat recovery in industry, re-injected into the cycle to reduce plant consumption.


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Total Budget: 4,086,245 €
EU Contribution: 3,735,595 €
Duration: November 2016 – October 2020

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Roberto Sanz

Energy Division


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