EBC Annex 48 Heat Pumping and Reversible Air Conditioning

 

Status: Completed (2005-2011)

Operating Agent: Philippe Andre, ULg/DSGE/BEMS, Campus d'Arlon, 185, Avenue de Longwy, B-6700 Arlon, BELGIUM
Tel: +32 63 23 08 58
Fax: +32 63 23 08 00
Email: p.andre[at]ulg.ac.be

Website: http://www.labothap.ulg.ac.be/cmsms/index.php?page=iea-ecbcs-annex-48

 


Summary

Substituting a boiler with a heat pump may save more than 50% of primary energy, if electricity is produced by a modern gas-steam power plant (and even more if a part of that electricity is produced from a renewable source). "Heat pumping" is probably today one of the quickest and safest solutions to save energy and to reduce CO2 emissions. The aim of this project is to promote the best heat pumping techniques applicable in air conditioning of commercial buildings. Focus is given to the integration of these techniques inside the whole air conditioning system. Specific objectives include:
This project concerns making air conditioning as reversible as possible.It has provided information about the best use of currently available technologies.Technological information already gathered in previous ECBCS, SHC and HPP projects has been extensively used.The specific characteristics of the building, of the occupancy and of the climate have been carefully taken into account.Guidelines about where and how to use each type of equipment have been established. Optimal control strategies have also been identified.A selection of suitable (new and existing) building types have been identified during the project, as prioritised by the participants and according to the specific expertise available.

Participants have carried out research and development in the framework of the following six research areas:

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Analysis of building heating and cooling demands

Performance analysis and comparisons among the different components and systems available;

Design

Global performance evaluation and commissioning methods;

Case studies and/or demonstration

Dissemination

 

The following outcomes are available from this project:-

Identification Tool, Typification and Selection Guide

To help practitioners and decision makers in identifying the most "interesting" buildings, among new and existing ones. Also to help practioners in making a rational choice among existing HVAC technologies, in view of the most efficient combination between heat and cold production.

Design Guide

To help the designers and decision makers in preserving future possiblities, in not making irreversible choices, in not making new mistakes, but in optimising the whole HVAC and heat pump system.

Commissioning and Optimal Operation Guide

To help designers, installers and operators in running the system in optimal conditions, in verifying actual performances, in detecting all possible malfunctions and in carrying out maintenance correctly.

Documented Case Studies

These case studies are presented as references and to illustrate how to use the other deliverables. Successful case studies can be considered to be good demonstration projects.

Participants: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland

Publications

Factsheet

Analysis of Building Heating and Cooling Demands in the Purpose of Assessing the Reversibility and Heat Recovery Potentials
Edited by Pascal Stabat, Philippe Andre, Stéphane Bertagnolio, Marcello Caciolo, Pierre Yves Franck, Corinne Rogiest, Laurent Sarrade
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Analysis of Building Heating and Cooling Demands in the Purpose of Assessing the Reversibility and Heat Recovery Potentials: Annexes
Edited by Pascal Stabat
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Review of Heat Recovery and Heat Pumping Solutions
Edited by Stéphane Bertagnolio, Pascal Stabat, Marcello Caciolo, David Corgier
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Simulation tools: Reference Book
Edited by Stéphane Bertagnolio, Samuel Gendebien, Benjamin Soccal, Pascal Stabat
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Design Handbook for Reversible Heat Pump Systems with and without Heat Recovery
Edited by Wolfram Stephan, Arno Dentel, Thomas Dippel, Madjid Madjidi, Jörg Schmid, Bing Gu, Philippe Andre
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Overview of Cases Studies and Demonstrations of Heat Pump Systems for Tertiary Buildings
Edited by Marco Masoero, Chiara Silvi, Jacopo Tonolio
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Belgium Case Study N°1: Laboratory Building in Liège
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Belgium Case Study N°2: A 9-storey Office Building in Charleroi
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Belgium Case Study N°3: Ministry Building in Brussels
2011, Université de Liège   Download

China Case Study N°1: An 8-Storey Office Building in Beijing
2011, Université de Liège   Download

France Case Study N°3: Heat Pump for Simultaneous Heating and Cooling
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Germany Case Study N° 1: A Large Office Building in Münster, Heated and Cooled with Geothermal Energy
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Italy Case Study N°1: A Small Building with Surface Water Reversible HP for Heating and Cooling
2011, Université de Liège   Download

Italy Case Study N°2: Reversible Air-Air VRF HP System in a Refurbished 19th Century Office Building 2011, Université de Liège   Download

Italy Case Study N°3: Office / Industrial Building with GSHP with Phase-Change Hot and Cold Storage 2011, Université de Liège   Download

Italy Case Study N°4: Multi-Purpose Heat Pumps for Simultaneous Heating and Cooling 2011  Download

Italy Case Study N°5: A Shopping Mall with a Water Loop HP System
2011, Université de Liège   Download