Heating technologies used in THERMOSS demo sites will have a significant impact on the residential market

During the THERMOSS month 30 project meeting at Riga Technical University, project partners were able to view one of the 5 THERMOSS demosites. The challenge is to retrofit 4 family-owned detached houses in Latvia “with innovative, more efficient heating technologies and applying an optimised control strategy for the new equipment to reduce the overall energy consumption and the carbon footprint.” (www.thermoss.eu)

The study is highly significant for the project because this facilitates THERMOSS technology market uptakes in Eastern European countries. Latvia in particular, seems to have very low installed capacity in heat pumps. This seems to be a great area to develop the THERMOSS project. Installing ground breaking technologies in residential houses with live in landlord will have an impact on next potential buyers.

“In the 4 houses, different technologies will be installed, such as micro fuel cells, gas absorption heat pump and hybrid heat pumps. The micro fuel cell uses gas to generate electricity for daily usage without any extra costs, while the gas absorption heat pump produces heat by extracting it from the air. The hybrid heat pump has intelligence to define the most convenient source (gas or electricity) according to air temperature and energy prices” (THERMOSS News)

Residential house THERMOSS demo site in Latvia
residential house THERMOSS demosite IN Latvia


THERMOSS partners are organising a workshop that will be held at Sustainable places 2019, with other H2020 Projects focused on more efficient heating and cooling solutions. We will showcase project’s results, explore the biggest challenges of the projects, discuss about how the digitalization can benefit the up-scaling of our solutions, increasing social acceptance and reducing costs.

Exergy responsible for the energy usage study in Nawades Project

On 19 October the kick-off meeting for the Nawades project took place atfacilities, who are the NAWADES project coordinators.
The meeting was centered on the organization and flow of the work to be carried out during the project life, as well as on technical aspects of the project management. The partners had the opportunity to introduce their organizations and objectives within the framework of this collaborative project, co-financed as part of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program.
The main objective of the NAWADES project is to study, design, produce, and test new water desalination filter technology. The new filter technology will provide long-life and non-fouling filters to be used in Sustainable Reverse Osmosis Water Desalination processes with: pure and chemical free salt; harvesting; low energy consumption due to lower pressure loss, and low maintenance due to the automated anti-fouling and anti-scaling effects that will result in lower overall costs. The filter does not need to be cleaned with aggressive and environmentally harmful chemical agents.
Exergy will be responsible for the energy usage study in this Project, leading the comparison between the new technology and conventional desalination systems.
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