The A2PBEER project will focus on the development, application and analysis of a number of specific technical solutions. These will include:
High Performance Building Envelope retrofitting
- Super-Insulated Façade retrofit systems based on a ventilated façade system and integrated innovative energy efficient Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)
- A new Smart Windows solution will be developed into the project utilizing a new closing mechanism. This window system will permit various amounts of solar radiation into the building at different times of the year by rotating the window system using a unique fitting mechanism.
Four types of systems are envisaged:
- The luminary with solely LED lighting. The cheapest and simpliest format. It is suitable for buildings where the natural light is limited and the end-users manually control the lighting.
- The luminary with LED + Intelligent System. This solution will integrate a presence and lighting control sensor system, extending the previous solution by providing presence sensors and sensors which control the level of luminance within the area.
- The luminary with Optical Fibre + LED. This solution will integrate the L2Hybrid LED with fibre optics lighting, by transferring controlled natural light via fibre optics using the artificial lighting through LEDs.
- The luminary with Optical Fibre + LED + Intelligent System. Incorporating the previous solution with an integrated presence and lighting sensor controls system.
The A2PBEER proposal will utilize the existing available hot water provision and distribution system, to meet the cooling requirements of the district. The introduction of the proposed fully integrated “Triple-State” absorption technology will allow the system to be independent from electricity, therefore improving the energy efficiency for the building.In order to implement this approach it will be necessary to deploy at building level, absorption technologies and solar thermal systems with short term storages. to maximize the use of available free solar energy.
At the same time, and to take advantage of the possible changes to usage patterns of the buildings by its occupants, bi-directional heat exchange will be implemented between the buildings and the district heating system.