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dc.contributor.authorGracia Cuesta, Alvaro de
dc.contributor.authorNavarro Farré, Lidia
dc.contributor.authorComa Arpón, Julià
dc.contributor.authorSerrano, Susana
dc.contributor.authorRomaní Picas, Joaquim
dc.contributor.authorPérez Luque, Gabriel
dc.contributor.authorCabeza, Luisa F.
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes a building prototype experimental set-up used for testing active and passive systems for energy savings, presenting the used methodology, reviewing the main experimental results and identifying limitations. The test facility is located in Puigverd de Lleida (Spain) and has been experimentally evaluating different materials, technologies and systems which might be integrated in building design to provide energy savings for space heating and cooling since 2002. The research fields of passive technologies covered the effect of using different insulating materials, construction systems based on sustainable materials, addition of phase change materials in building envelopes and green infrastructures such as green roofs and walls. On the other hand, the active systems tested were focused in exploiting different available renewable energy source available, such a solar thermal, free-cooling with night air, or geothermal heat, using thermal energy storage systems to shift the heating and cooling loads.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe work partially funded by the Spanish Government (ENE2008-06687-C02-01/CON, ENE2011-28269-C03-02, ENE2015-64117-C5-1-R (MINECO/FEDER) and ENE2015-64117-C5-3-R (MINECO/FEDER), and ULLE10-4E-1305). Financiado por el proyectoRTC-2015-3583-5 (INPHASE) del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, dentro del Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad, en el marco del Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013–2016, y ha sido cofinanciado con FONDOS FEDER, con el objetivo de promover el desarrollo tecnológico, la innovación y una investigación de calidad GREA is certified agent TECNIO in the category of technology developers from the Government of Catalonia. The authors would like to thank the Catalan Government for the quality accreditation given to their research group (2014 SGR 123) and the city hall of Puigverd de Lleida. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programe (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no. PIRSES-GA-2013-610692 (INNOSTORAGE), from MOPCON Project (EU CRAFT ref. G5ST-CT-2002-50331), from Eccoinnovation Project Rewastee ECO/13/630286 and from European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 657466 (INPATH-TES) and from EEA-Grants under grant IDI-20140914. This work was supported by the “Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía” by means of the project “MECLIDE-Soluciones estructurales con materiales especiales para la climatización diferida de edificios” with the collaboration of DETEA. Alvaro de Gracia would like to thank Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad de España for Grant Juan de la Cierva, FJCI-2014-19940. Julià Coma would like to thank the Departament d′Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació de la Generalitat de Catalunya for his research fellowship. Cecilia Castellón, Pablo Arce, Albert Castell, Cristian Solé, Pere Moreno and Lídia Rincón participated in the experimentation in this set-up.
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dc.relation.ispartofRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018, vol. 82, part 1, p. 1014-1026
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd, (c) Elsevier, 2017
dc.subjectEnergy savings
dc.subjectActive systems
dc.subjectPassive systems
dc.subjectPhase change materials (PCM)
dc.subjectExperimental set-up
dc.titleExperimental set-up for testing active and passive systems for energy savings in buildings - Lessons learnt

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