ORC: Organic Rankine Cycle
The Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) is named for its use of an organic, high molecular mass fluid with a liquid-vapor phase change, or boiling point, occurring at a lower temperature than the water-steam phase change.
Solar parabolic collectors
By tracking the position of the sun, parabolic collectors can concentrate the solar radiation on a tube, thus heating the fluid which flows in the tube up to 250-300°C. The hot fluid can be used for many purposes. This technology is already used for large solar power stations.
Heat recovery ventilation can be integrated into windows, walls, shutters, and heating and cooling units. HRV provides fresh air and improved climate control, while also saving energy
A sustainable lightweight ventilated façades constitutes a second skin outside the existing façade. A natural vented cavity is located between these two skins creating a void gap for “chimney effect”.
Chillers: thermally activated cooling technologies
Thermally activated cooling involves harnessing waste heat and using it for cooling applications. There are various techniques for achieving this and they can be applied to different types of building through the use of chillers.
Biomass CHP plants are commonly used in district heating systems as well as in industries with high heating and cooling demand.
PIR foams with embedded Phase Changing Material
PCMs are materials that can adsorb and store thermal energy while its structural phase changes.