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2.3.2 Installation of a hot water return circuit

2.3.2 Installation of a hot water return circuit

Description

An action that can be carried out to improve the efficiency of the DHW system consists in installing a hot water return circuit in the distribution network.

Benefits

  • Maintain the circuit water warm reducing significantly the losses of water and energy

Limitations

  • Only for collective installations

Economic assessment

Energy savings will vary, depending on the design of the plumbing system, method of control and operation, and homeowner use. The system is easily installed and costs less than 400€.

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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