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Renewable energy and Energy efficiency

Building energy

Published on 29 April 2016


Buildings are responsible for more than 45 % of total energy consumption in France, making energy-plus buildings (and buildings that use very little energy) a major societal challenge.

CEA Tech is responding by integrating existing technologies and studying how they interact to improve overall energy efficiency. CEA Tech researchers create energy-consumption models for entire buildings (new build and renovation projects). These models show how technologies like heat pumps, PV, and different kinds of insulation would work in synergy. The resulting data are validated on experimental houses (at the INCAS platform) that replicate the usage of a typical household.

And, to help make sure that advances in building energy systems do not come at the detriment of indoor air quality, CEA Tech is also conducting R&D on ventilation and air purification.



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