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