PROJECT'S DISCRIPTION

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seventh EU LEADERA

Project's Full Name

Sustainable Renewable Energy Solutions Applied to Low-Cost Eco-houses and Supported by Advanced ICT Tools

 

The Principal aim of the Project

 

Our principal aim is to provide accessibility for wide range of populations to affordable and high-quality low cost housing with eco-friendly building materials that can conserve energy.

 

A first objective is to cut the actual energy consumption with efficient heating installations by 50% and ensure most of the remaining part from renewable energy sources by on-site energy generation with PV-T (Photovoltaic-Thermal) Hybrid Modules, which produce electricity and hot water simultaneously.

A second objective is to develop a renewable energy resourced fuzzy logic controller with the view to controlling in-door air quality, temperature, humidity and ventilation. At the same time, the control unit will be able to combine information from all connected devices, the internet and energy service providers to efficiently control HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning), lighting and domestic hot water systems taking into account the users' needs and preferences.

Both previous objectives will be further enhanced by experimenting on houses built with eco-friendly building materials.

In the first case, a pilot 2 floor, 100m2 (50m2 + 50m2), light steel frame pattern house will be built in Izmir as an example that will also trigger the transformation in the city areas that have been facing rapid urbanisation. All elements and control systems of this pattern house will be used as an active training place for house owners, settlers, constructors, workers and architects before and during optimising districts. With the hot water obtained from PV-T Modules, the ecological house of the project will be heated from sub-floor infrastructure economically. In this way, we will manage to do pre-heating even at low water temperatures especially in winters and save energy by reducing CO2 emissions

In the second case, in the Western Part of Greece, an experimental 2 floor, 150 m2 (100m2 + 50m2), small shopping mall will be built. Although this building is going to have in the near future a real commercial use, most of the proposed new techniques, designs and tools will be used in this building too. It is expected that this building will allow for the control unit to combine information from all connected devices, the internet and energy service providers to efficiently control HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning), lighting and domestic hot water systems taking into account customers' needs and owners’ preferences.

In conclusion, both TAES Enerji Ltd and the Laboratory for Automation and Robotics (LAR) will experiment on issues, such as:

  • the optimal design of the integration of the photovoltaic (PV) system and the Thermal (T) one,
  • the best way to control HVAC, lightning, and domestic hot water considering information from connected devices, WWW and local grid providers,
  • techniques to integrate the Building Energy Management (BEM) software with additional smart house approaches, etc.
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