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dc.contributor.authorZsembinszki, Gabriel
dc.contributor.authorLlantoy Huamán, Noelia Karin
dc.contributor.authorPalomba, Valeria
dc.contributor.authorFrazzica, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorDallapiccola, Mattia
dc.contributor.authorTrentin, Federico
dc.contributor.authorCabeza, Luisa F.
dc.description.abstractThe buildings sector is one of the least sustainable activities in the world, accounting for around 40% of the total global energy demand. With the aim to reduce the environmental impact of this sector, the use of renewable energy sources coupled with energy storage systems in buildings has been investigated in recent years. Innovative solutions for cooling, heating, and domestic hot water in buildings can contribute to the buildings' decarbonization by achieving a reduction of building electrical consumption needed to keep comfortable conditions. However, the environmental impact of a new system is not only related to its electrical consumption from the grid, but also to the environmental load produced in the manufacturing and disposal stages of system components. This study investigates the environmental impact of an innovative system proposed for residential buildings in Mediterranean climate through a life cycle assessment. The results show that, due to the complexity of the system, the manufacturing and disposal stages have a high environmental impact, which is not compensated by the reduction of the impact during the operational stage. A parametric study was also performed to investigate the effect of the design of the storage system on the overall system impact.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 768824 (HYBUILD). This work was partially funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades de España (RTI2018-093849-B-C31—MCIU/AEI/FEDER, UE) and by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades—Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) (RED2018-102431-T). The authors would like to thank the Catalan Government for the quality accreditation given to their research group (2017 SGR 1537). GREiA is certified agent TECNIO in the category of technology developers from the Government of Catalonia. This work is partially supported by ICREA under the ICREA Academia programme.
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dc.relation.ispartofSustainability, 2021, vol. 13, p. 5322-1-5322-23
dc.rightscc-by (c) G. Zsembinszki et al., 2021
dc.subjectEnergy storage
dc.subjectHeating and cooling system
dc.subjectLife cycle assessment (LCA)
dc.subjectReCiPe indicator
dc.subjectGlobal warming potential (GWP) indicator
dc.subjectEnvironmental impact
dc.titleLife Cycle Assessment (LCA) of an Innovative Compact Hybrid Electrical‐Thermal Storage System for Residential Buildings in Mediterranean Climate

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