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Renewable energy and Energy efficiency
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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Construction-industry professionals are constantly on the lookout for ways to make the homes they build more energy efficient, which includes making the best use of resources in the environment to ensure effective heating and cooling.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.