The BE-Horizons cluster is created to promote active collaboration, at technical and dissemination levels, between projects funded by the Horizon2020 programme in the field of Renewable Energy Technologies in Buildings. In addition to the TRI-HP project, following projects are part of the BE horizons:
Hybrid Variable Geometry Ejector Cooling and Heating System for Buildings Driven by Solar and Biomass Heat
Designing and demonstrating a highly integrated solar/biomass hybrid air conditioning system for space cooling and heating of residential and commercial buildings with improved efficiency and strong market potential
Novel building Integration Designs for increased Efficiencies in Advanced climatically tunable renewable energy Systems
Novel building Integration Designs for increased Efficiencies in Advanced climatically tunable renewable energy Systems.
IDEAS will create an innovative building-integrated renewable energy system using state-of-the-art demand-side management software combining the power of solar technology, phase change materials and heat pump configurations for a zero carbon footprint.
Energy efficient pathway for the city transformation: enabling a positive future
MAKING-CITY is a lighthouse project where innovative solutions of RES production, energy storage or smart control implemented on high performance buildings, are implemented at real scale to demonstrate that the Positive Energy District (PED) concept is a real solutions for transforming our cities into more sustainable places. The PED, as a district that produces more energy than consumes, generating a surplus that could be shared with other parts of the cities.
Other aspects as energy flexibility and new business models for enhancing the energy sharing between different stakeholders are key aspects to optimize the PED and maximize the surplus produced.
Renewables for clean energy buildings in a future power system
RES4BUILD develops innovative PV/Thermal collectors and Borehole Thermal Energy Storage systems that are combined with a new multi-source heat pump controlled by a Building Energy Management system. Three pilots are planned for Greece, Denmark and Belgium and the aim is to cover more than 80% of a building’s energy needs.
Most Easy, Efficient and Low Cost Geothermal Systems for Retrofitting Civil and Historical Buildings
GEO4CIVHIC project is aimed to develop and demonstrate easier to install and more efficient Ground Source Heat Exchangers, using innovative compact drilling machines tailored for the built environment and developing or adapting Heat Pumps and other hybrid solutions in combination with Renewable Energy Sources for retrofits through a holistic engineering and controls approach improving the return of investments.
GEO4CIVHIC target is to accelerate the deployment of shallow geothermal systems for heating and cooling in retrofitting existing and historical buildings.
Development and Validation of an Innovative Solar Compact Selective-Water-Sorbent-Based Heating System
The SWS-HEATING project concept is to develop an innovative Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (STES) unit with a novel sorbent storage material embedded in a compact multimodular sorption STES unit. This will allow to store and shift the harvested solar energy available abundantly during the summer to the less sunny and colder winter period thus covering a large fraction of heating and domestic hot water demand in buildings.
REnewable COGeneration and storage techNologies IntegraTIon for energy autONomous buildings
The main ambition of the RE-COGNITION is to develop a future and technology-proof integrated solution aiming to maximise the utilisation of the energy that is locally produced by building-level renewable energy technologies and to reduce implicitly and explicitly induced costs, towards Zero Energy Building’s realisation.
Solar-Biomass Reversible energy system for covering a large share of energy needs in buildings
The SolBio-Rev project concept is to develop a configuration based on renewables that allows covering all heating and cooling demand and a variable electricity demand (from zero up to even 100%) in a cost-effective manner. This configuration is based on solar, ambient and bioenergy, while it is suitable to be installed in various buildings types and sizes without any geographical restriction.