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1.2.5 Verify the appropriate operation of timers of the ventilation system

1.2.5 Verify the appropiate operation of timers of the ventilation system Description Verify the correct operation of timers in terms of control system depending on the level of occupation of the building. For example: stop during evenings and holidays, change the mode of operation depending on the occupation level and change the [...]

2018-01-19T10:47:31+00:00

1.2.6 Use of free-cooling

1.2.6 Use of free-cooling Description Free cooling consists in using the outside air cooling capacity to renew and cool the inside air of a room, reducing the energy consumption of the cooling equipment. As consequence, the system only switches on extraction and air conditioning fans, avoiding starting up the compressor of the [...]

2018-01-23T08:16:11+00:00

1.2.7 Analysis of the combustion and maintenance of heating boilers

1.2.7 Analysis of the combustion and maintenance of heating boilers Description The efficiency of the combustion of a heating boiler is defined by the air-fuel ratio. This ratio is fitted in the regular maintenance of boilers through the adjustment and cleaning of the burners. It is necessary to perform fume analysis periodically [...]

2018-01-23T08:17:21+00:00

1.2.8 Replacement of the refrigerants fluids in heating and cooling equipment

1.2.8 Replacement of the refrigerants fluids in heating and cooling equipment Description Refrigerants are fluids used for exchanges of energy in refrigeration systems. This measure consists in the replacement of the current refrigerant of the air conditioning equipment by a new refrigerant based on HydroCarbons (HCs) which is manufactured based on natural [...]

2018-01-23T08:18:10+00:00

1.2.9 Adding or repairing boilers insulation

1.2.9 Adding or repairing boilers insulation Description Insulation of boilers is necessary to protect people against contact with hot surfaces and to ensure an acceptable working temperature in the boiler room. Insulation of boilers is a very efficient way to keep water hotter for longer, especially if the equipment is exposed to [...]

2018-01-23T08:19:40+00:00

1.2.10 Proper operation of the regulatory systems of the temperature of the heating and cooling equipment

1.2.10 Proper operation of the regulatory systems of the temperature of the heating and cooling equipment   Description A control system is a device or set of devices aimed at maintaining a variable at a certain value, or between certain limits set previously. This measure consists in the proper operation of one [...]

2018-01-23T08:20:59+00:00

1.2.11 Cleaning the radiator surfaces

1.2.11 Cleaning the radiator surfaces Description When the radiator heats up, it causes the air around it to rise as it is heated, and this draws up dusty air from the floors. As the dust sticks on the radiators, it acts like a layer of insulation, which reduces the heat transfer efficiency [...]

2018-01-23T08:21:49+00:00

1.2.12 Place the condenser unit in a ventilated area without solar radiation

1.2.12 Place the condenser unit in a ventilated area without solar radiation   Description If possible locate the condenser unit in an area of the building with shade, that it is not blocked by fences, shrubs and other buildings, or any other obstruction around about 50 cm from the unit. The unit [...]

2018-01-23T08:27:12+00:00

1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostat

1.2.13 Installation of a programmable thermostate   Description A programmable thermostat offers pre-programmed settings to regulate the building's temperature. Programmable thermostats can store multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that can be manually overridden without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. [...]

2018-01-23T08:24:12+00:00

Over 150 students from Zaragoza learn about energy efficiency at two TRIBE’s workshops

“Why is energy efficiency important?”, “How can I save energy at home?” or “Do we really consume that much energy?”. These are some of the questions that TRIBE’s specialist had to answer during the two activities organized in Zaragoza to promote energy efficiency among students. The Spanish partners CIRCE and Zaragoza Vivienda, in close collaboration [...]

2017-12-21T08:50:01+00:00