• Considering the current status of the research, the present report describes the assessment of the ex-ante satisfaction and acceptance of residents regarding their current situation and the retrofit in sight. 

    More in detail, the target groups of this work are the tenants of the two buildings managed by ACER (Italy) and EMH (France). 

    This report focuses on the first deliverable on the same topic (D 9.9a) due in month 30 of the project. The second one (D 9.10) will be delivered in M48 at the end of the project in order to take into account of the results of the renovation works performed with the HEART project. 

D7.11 Envelope components for on-field demonstration – II
  • The present deliverable is intended to update the description and features of the envelope components for on-field demonstration, upgrading the content of D7.10. Such components were prototyped, manufactured and machined, or are already manufactured pending of minor adjustments to be defined during installation, and are being dispatched for the installation in the first case-study building (Italy).

    After a deep analysis for the integration of the thermal façade system with the rest of the building elements, several prototypes and tests for the progressive readjusting of the insulation panel system were made in order to meet HEART requirements. Consequently, the manufacturing process took place to finally shape and machine all the necessary elements. The system was adapted for the integration of the wiring, pipes, vents and sensors. Moreover, improvements on the structure have been carried out to allow an easy installation and to avoid the needs of scaffolding.

D6.5 – DC-HP units, thermal storage units and smart fan-coils for on- field demonstration – II
  • This document represents the update of the Deliverable 6.4 about the development of the DC-HP, thermal storage and smart fan-coils units.
    More in detail, the present deliverable is intended to outline the main subcomponents belonging to the heating/cooling system designed for on-field demonstration. The development of such components are completed and, some of them (the heat pumps and the storage tanks), have been be delivered in Bagnolo in Piano (Italy) (as shown in the figure below). The Smart Fan-Coil will be delivered according to the timing of the retrofit works, with the aim to ensure a proper logistic management of the building site and an effective coordination of the various working phases. In detail, the renovation of the HVAC system of the first demo case consists in the replacement of the existing gas boiler and radiators with a DC-heat pump coupled with smart fan coil un its and PCM storage tanks. In particular, HELIO developed a centralized DC heat pump which will provide heat/cold at moderate temperature to the smart fancoils installed in each flat (manufactured by STI).

D5.5 MIMO units for on-field demonstration – II
  • This document presents features, changes and status of the Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) converter which will be delivered in Bagnolo (Italy) for on-field demonstration. The final unit for the Bagnolo installation has been assembled and safety tested. Functional and safety testing of each MIMO port has been completed. Communication with Building Management System and control algorithms for the AC, PV, LHP, CHP and Battery ports have been implemented and tested with the exception of the PV algorithm which has been postponed due to test equipment availability. Unit 1 is being pre-compliance tested for the EMC conducted emissions testing while the low-frequency harmonics emissions test has been completed. Test results have been included in this document. Any issues encountered during the testing have been reported. Assembly procedures, Bill Of Materials (BOM) and Construction file documents are being updated.

D4.8 – Final BEMS Hardware Components
  • The Building Energy Management System (BEMS) is one of the key components of the platform. It implements the operation logic to control and distribute the electric energy flux, thermal energy and information, coordinating the main devices —MIMO, HP, thermal storage tanks, PV and fan-coils—, and monitoring their status and configurations. This document describes the hardware components that enable communication and interaction of devices within the BEMS: Heat Pump Gateway, MIMO Gateway, Smart fan coil interfaces and Building Controller and Gateway.

  • The objective of this second deliverable of WP2 is to update the D2.1 and to ensure the continuation of the different tasks included in the WP.
    The main scope of WP2 is to assure the update of the HEART context and its different features (energy, regulatory and economic issues, technological application etc.) during the development and realization of the whole project. In this respect, possible changes of the context will be identified and detected and will be taken in consideration for the progress and improvement of the project.
    The WP2 is divided in to five tasks as follows. For more details about the description of the tasks, please check the roadmaps of D2.1.

  • Project Management and Quality Plan aims, as explained in the Grant Agreement Annex 1, at presenting the project coordination aspects and the project supporting procedures. A project overview is provided, then the project structure is presented. Subsequently, the quality assurance procedures are described and the document templates are described. The document includes also the project management manual and the description of the procedures for the risk management.

  • The objective of this first deliverable is to describe the different tasks related to the WorkPackage2. This first deliverable intend to define the baseline, the work done and further work envisaged. The WP2 focuses on the several features of the HEART geographic, energy, regulatory and technological application context and of all its boundary conditions, including the economic and regulatory issues. This deliverable will be updated throughout the project to ensure that along the development of the whole project, possible changes/evolutions of the framework due to new policies, new standards, technology advancement, will be immediately taken into account in the development of the project.

  • This leaflet includes key information that would make readers curious about the project while providing brief information on the approach and concept of HEART, what the HEART project will do, as well as an overview of the partners. All of these points are further elaborated in this document, starting with the objective and description of the leaflet. This is then followed by the exact copy text of the leaflet and its different sections, an infographic explaining the HEART concept, a review of the main benefits of the toolkit, and finally screenshots and images that show the structure and content of the final leaflet.

  • The HEART’s toolkit is addressed to professionals in the planning, engineering and design of constructions, as well as to policy makers, energy efficiency associations and real estate investors. Due to the complexity of HEART’s fabrics, the project envisions – for a more effective dissemination of its content – a series of demonstration activities bearing the role of both communication and learning/feedback gathering events. Demonstration activities will be organized on-site and involve all project stakeholders and nearly all of the partners. The objective of this early stakeholders’ involvement is to analyze their feedbacks in a participatory planning perspective, thus incorporating them in the whole value chain of the toolkit realization to maximize the project’s output quality and reduce its risks. The activities will be focused and contain both generic presentations as well as technical demos of the toolkit’s subcomponents and technologies. Demonstration activities will start with two test cases at M12 and M13 and then concentrate during M23-M24 and M33-M36, in the formula of 1+1, addressing first the Italian case and right after the French one. Mid-term activities will be preceded by a press conference advertising the events and the toolkit potentials.

  • The material exposed and collected in the present deliverable summarizes HEART’s First Knowledge Transfer Conference, held in Bolzano on November 28-29, 2018, hosted and organized by EURAC. The conference aim was twofold:
    – on one hand, to disseminate the project beyond its partnership;
    – on the other, to gather inspirations and suggestions from key stakeholders on a few of the project’s key topics.