coolspaces 4 life
COOLSPACES focuses on the development, implementation and diffusion of pioneering technologies to improve energy efficiency in public buildings using a solar-powered building cooling (BC) system, applicable Europe-wide. This technology will significantly reduce carbon emissions and produce economic and environmental benefits for local populations in the form of heat management; while being a perfect mitigation strategy that ought to be incorporated into municipal climate action plans to counteract Urban Heat Island formation. The project will deploy a novel demonstration plant with a prototype of cooling device that will be using refrigerants with negliglible impact on the greenhouse effect and photovoltaic modules as the main energy source thus developing an innovative, BC system. Implementation will be supported by economic and policy studies, with recommendations on regulatory issues, public innovative procurement and especially ambient air-quality directives. After obtaining satisfactory results from the developed at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland) prototype, we will…
The related main qualitative objectives of COOLSPACES are:
1) Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the consumption of primary, non-RES energy to drive air conditioning systems that provide building’s thermal comfort. The first objective is the development and fabrication of a solar-powered climate-friendly refrigerants (CFRs)-based building cooling (BC) system for an institutional building ensuring the involvement of one of the main pollution generation sectors. COOLSPACES will demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of a novel demonstration plant with a prototype of cooling device that will be using refrigerants with negliglible impact on the greenhouse effect and photovoltaic modules as the main energy source, and thus developing an innovative. The goals here are to assess the feasibility of adopting a new eco-design in an institutional building located at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (WUST) campus (Poland).
2) Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions…