Sustainable Heating and Cooling of Buildings

In many non-residential buildings across Europe, the energy consumed for heating and cooling is more than half the total energy consumption of the building. This is not inevitable. The introduction of simple design concepts and currently available technologies can lead to significant reductions in the energy consumption, operating costs, and carbon emissions of both new and existing buildings.

This guide therefore discusses some of the technologies and systems that can be installed into new buildings to provide more sustainable heating and cooling. It also considers how existing systems can be improved through retrofitting improved technology or simply adjusting control strategies to reduce waste. Watchpoints are included after each section to assist specifiers in assessing whether these technologies and systems might be feasible for their building.

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