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2.6.8 Installation of a Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP)

2.6.8 Installation of a Geothermal Heat Pump (GHP) Description Geothermal energy uses the heat of the layers in the subsoil as a resource for air conditioning cycles. Because of its temperature stability, the subsoil is used both in winter and in summer for HVAC systems with radiant floor. The most recommended geothermal [...]

2017-11-15T15:29:54+00:00

2.1.52 Convert traditional in motorized roller shutters

2.1.52 Convert traditional in motorized roller shutters Description This measure consists in installing motorized roller shutter instead of traditional ones to avoid thermal bridge considering that motorized roller shutters eliminate the roller tape guide. Benefits Reduce the energy required for heating and cooling Increase thermal comfort [...]

2017-11-08T11:22:39+00:00

2.1.50 Installation of a green wall

2.1.50 Installation of a green wall Description Green walls are self-sufficient vertical garden with a structure system anchored to the external wall of the building. The plants of the vertical garden receive water and nutrient from the structure which support them. Benefits Increase thermal inertia of the [...]

2017-11-08T11:16:58+00:00

2.1.51 Convert courtyards into atriums

2.1.51 Convert courtyards into atriums Description This measure consists in transforming open courtyards in closed atriums through the installation of a glazed roof which could be totally closed or flexible and shaded or not. Benefits It could reduce the energy needed for heating and cooling through shading [...]

2017-11-08T11:07:24+00:00

2.1.48 Automatic control of mobile and flexible external devices

2.1.48 Automatic control of mobile and flexible external devices Description The measure consists in installing automatic devices which control the external solar shading systems, changing the inclination of louvres or the opening of blinds, awnings or shutters depending on the solar radiation, interior brightness and temperature, or depending on the time of [...]

2017-11-08T11:00:33+00:00

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs)

2.1.49 Use of Phase Change Materials (PCMs) Description PCMs could be used in external walls or in windows glasses to give more thermal inertia to the building. These types of materials are able to accumulate heat and then, after a determined period, release it changing its phase. Benefits Reduce peak loads in [...]

2017-11-08T10:59:29+00:00

2.1.46 Installation of solar shelf

2.1.46 Installation of solar shelf Description The solar shelf is a solar shading system which in addition to protect the building from direct solar radiation, it reflects natural light with its upper surface (painted with a flat finish) on the ceiling of interior spaces. Benefits Reduce the energy required for cooling and [...]

2017-11-08T10:53:38+00:00

2.6.7 Installation of smart meters

2.6.7 Installation of smart meters Description A smart meter is usually an electronic device that records electricity consumption in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing. Benefits Remove estimated meter reads and generate [...]

2017-11-08T11:19:22+00:00

2.1.47 Use of argon in chambers of double and triple glazing

2.1.47 Use of argon in chambers of double and triple glazing Description This measure consists in the use of argon gas instead of air to fill the chamber between double or triple glass panes. Argon is more efficient than air because its transmittance is lower. Benefits Increase the soundproofing performance Low transmittance [...]

2017-11-08T09:31:09+00:00