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WEBINAR: “An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings”

RELaTED project was presented at the webinar “An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings", organized by its sister EU project CHESS SETUP. The webinar also had the special collaboration of the projects SUNHORIZON and HYBUILD. Roberto Garay, ReLATED Project Coordinator (Tecnalia), presented the RELaTED concept at the webinar  "An innovative approach to thermal energy storage and self-sufficiency in buildings", organized by its sister project CHESS SETUP. In this webinar the attendees learnt about the CHESS SETUP system, a reliable, efficient and profitable system able to supply heating and hot water in buildings mainly form renewable sources. The empirical results of the pilot which have implemented CHESS SETUP system were presented. Then, RELaTED, SUNHORIZON and HYBUILD projects [...]

2020-01-15T12:03:44+00:00December 12th, 2019|News|

The RELaTED concept was presented at the 50th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition in Belgrade

Ljubisa Vladic, Deputy of Production and Distribution Manager at PUC Beogradske Elektrane, presented the advances of the RELaTED ultra-low temperature district heating concept in Belgrade, into the session titled “Energy Solutions for Cities of the Future”, organized as part of the 50th International HVAC&R Congress and Exhibition. The RELaTED project was presented during the Panel III, including the 20-year District Energy Action Plan for Belgrade, the feasibility of solar thermal integration in district heating and the pre-feasibility study on interconnection of the district energy system in Belgrade. These presentations were delivered by a team of international experts, to be followed by Q&A and feedback from participants. The 50th International Congress and Exhibition on Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (HVAC&R) Congress and [...]

2020-01-15T12:05:19+00:00December 5th, 2019|News|

Webinar on RELaTED project: Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating

What’s new in District Heating Systems (DHs)? What are the benefits of industrial waste heat in district heating? These and more questions were covered during the webinar on the Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating. The European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (BUILD UP) and the RELaTED Project organized a one-hour webinar that took place on Monday, 2 December 2019, at 12:00 CET. District Heating Systems have traditionally been designed to be operated with central energy production facilities and a variety of distributed consumption locations (dwellings, tertiary buildings, etc). In some cases, heat is partially obtained from local industrial waste heat streams, leading to almost de-carbonized heating energy supplies. What is the role of waste heat coming from industries [...]

2020-01-15T12:26:36+00:00November 21st, 2019|News|

5th RELaTED Project General Assembly in Helsinge, Denmark

The RELaTED Project Consortium. RELaTED Project partners gathered in Helsinge this november to present the work and the advances done during the last six months. Partners of RELaTED, Renewable Low Temperature District, presented their advances in the innovative concept of decentralized Ultra-Low Temperature (ULT) network solution during a three-day meeting held on November 12-14. The meetings took place at the premises of the RELaTED Project partner METRO THERM in Helsinge, (around 50 km North of Copenhagen and a population of approximately 8000 people) During the thematic sessions and meetings, project partners presented the progress made in the last 6 months and established the work plan for the following semester. This visit to Helsinge was also a great opportunity to know the [...]

2019-11-19T11:18:27+00:00November 14th, 2019|News|

RELaTED concept was presented at the X edition of IAQVEC

The attendees of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings (IAQVEC) had the opportunity to know more about the decentralized and renewable ultra-low temperature district heating concept that proposes the RELaTED project. Mikel Lumbreras, researcher at Tecnalia, gave an interesting presentation about the 4th Generation District Heating and the ultra-low district heating advantages for adapting to changeable conditions. Lumbreras also presented the benefits of flexible technologies as microboosters and 3 function scheme substations. This session was also a great opportunity to shared the latest developments in ultra-low district heating concepts and district heating substations proposed by the RELaTED project. These papers are online and freely available in the following URLs: RELaTED, decentralized & [...]

2019-10-31T12:57:48+00:00October 31st, 2019|News|

Low temperature district heating concept proposed by RELaTED was presented at the IEA EBC Annex preparation workshop on Energy Flexible Buildings

The innovative solutions of cold district heating networks proposed by the RELaTED project were presented at the IEA EBC Annex preparation workshop on Energy Flexible Buildings for Resiliant Energy Networks. The presentation was held on 19th September 2019 in Copenhagen and was attend by members of the Danish Technological Institute (DTI). Christian Holm Christiansen, Senior Specialist at DTI, gave a short presentation of DTI in general and some selected activities that also included the new ultra-low temperature district heating concept (ULT DH) proposed by RELaTED project. The IEA-EBC Programme is an international energy research and innovation programme in the buildings and communities field. It enables collaborative R&D projects among its 24 member countries. Download the slides of the presentation >>

2019-10-24T11:00:00+00:00October 24th, 2019|News|

Energy flexibility and District Heating Control

The activities carried out under the RELaTED project address the need for increased energy efficiency and new management strategies in relation to ULT DH. Installing smart meters allows for increased insight into the conditions of networks and installations and by the use of machine learning to utilize these data in new algorithms and tools. RELaTED report 2.4, which is part of a set of reports that define the system architecture of the RELaTED concept, describes new possibilities concerning measurement and control of ULT DH and other DH systems with high energy flexibility. RELaTED task 2.4 aims at developing a framework for advanced control procedures for managing and optimizing ULT DH networks based on energy consumers equipped with smart meters and [...]

2019-11-15T10:34:12+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Public documents, Publications|

Tecnalia presented the benefits of the RELaTED district heating concept at the Building Simulation 2019 Rome

The RELaTED concept was presented at the 16th IBPSA Conference Building Simulation 2019 Rome. Mikel Lumbreras, researcher at Tecnalia, presented the study “Simulation of Unglazed Solar Thermal Integrated into Façade & Combined with Ultra Low Temperature District Heating”. This session was a great opportunity to share information about the RELaTED ultra low district heating concept and to show the benefits of this system in combination with the unglazed solar thermal system. Building Simulation 2019 Rome took place in Rome, on September 2-4, and was organized by the International Building Performance Simulation Association, a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, software developers, and practitioners, founded to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation in order to improve [...]

2019-09-26T13:44:15+00:00September 16th, 2019|News|

VIDEO: Watch the video of RELaTED project conference at EUSEW 2019

Roberto Garay, coordinator for RELaTED project, presented the innovative tools and solutions of RELaTED at the Policy Conference of EUSEW 2019 (18-20 June in Brussels), the biggest European event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Watch Roberto's conference below.  RELaTED project coordinator, Roberto Garay, took part on the conference “The Green Revolution starts at home” (Thursday 20 June 11.00 – 12.30), organized by the Decarb Heat Initiative. This policy session gave a thorough overview of the heating and cooling sector in Europe with its opportunities, tools and technologies available for local, regional and national authorities. Watch the recording of this interesting session below. Organised by the European Commission and EASME, EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is among [...]

2019-10-09T11:56:56+00:00September 1st, 2019|Publications, Videos|

Decarbonization of Heat Supply to Urban Communities, a Regional Approach

Author: Jesús Mª Casado de Pradas. Energy Efficiency Technician in EVE, Ente Vasco de la Energía. Jesús Mª Casado, Energy Efficiency Technician in EVE. Thinking back, 9 years have passed since the publication of the Directive on the energy performance of buildings. Article 6 of that Directive identified the need to analyse the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of alternative installations in new buildings. These include district or block heating, particularly where it is based on energy from renewable sources, as well as Heat Pumps. These premises are included in Law 4/2019 on Energy Sustainability of the Basque Autonomous Community, published on 28 February this year. In effect, with respect to new buildings, provision should be made for [...]

2019-06-27T10:50:22+00:00June 24th, 2019|Editorial|