Research and Development

DIGITAL TOOL -ENERGY-CONSERVATION IN EXISTING COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.E

Developer: Slots- og ejendomsstyrelsen, DATEA og Albertslund kommune
Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
Others: NHL Data
Year: 2010

Development of a digital tool.
The tool can provide owners and tenants with information on structural, energy-conserving enhancements such as improvement priorities and reduction of CO2-emission in proportion to the investment, how to obtain energy-status B etc. Danish Energy Management & Esbensen executes the energy-advisory, project managing and facilitation of the process. The implement is simple to operate and require a minimum of typing. It should furthermore induce the completion of further energy-saving measures.

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NVVK – NATURAL VENTILATION WITH HEAT RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABLE COOLING

Developer: Energistyrelsens EFP-midler
Others: Teknologisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet/SBI og IKM A/S
Year: 2010

Development project regarding natural ventilation with heat recovery and sustainable cooling (NVVK). This project has documented the possibility of recycling of the heat in the air-outlet from natural ventilation in addition to cooling of the air-intake. The developed heat is used to increase the temperature of utility water. NVVK has a reduction potential of up to 40 % of energy, 30 % on operating economy and 25 % on CO2-emmision, compared to conventional ventilation systems. The concept is furthermore not listing requirements on suspended ceilings and the installations can be mounted concealed. The project is supported by the Danish Energy Agency’s EFP-means.

A demonstration project is under construction.

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SUNTILES – ENERGY CURTAIN

Developer: Byggeriets Innovation, København
Architect: Designer Astrid Krogh, Smith Hammer Lassen
Others: Kvadrat Tekstilfabrik, Risø DTU
Year: 2010

The basic idea is to utilise the energy developed by a curtain hanging in a window, a place where it is possible to generate large amounts of energy. The Danish designer Astrid Krogh has invented the new curtain SUNTILES© in cooperation with a large innovation team. The curtain is producing energy while shielding from the sunlight or preserving heat, and it stores energy for momentary and later use. This way it helps reduce the energy consumption for lighting and cooling, whilst the consumer retains the view. The curtain has the same indoor climate- and thermal properties as traditional sunscreens.

Danish Energy Management & Esbensen spearheaded the analysis and documentation process of the theoretical properties for the product and provides the basis for decision for the consortium for the progression towards commercialization of the specific product.

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I-HOUSE, INDIA

Developer: Byggeriets Innovation, Real Dania
Architect: Mette Lange, Spacefab
Year: 2010

The project concerns the development of a sustainable residential concept adjusted to the expanding Indian market. The concept focuses on improvements which will reduce the energy consumption by up to 40%. The initiatives are e.g. insulation, low-energy windows, utilization of daylight, solar screening to decrease need of artificial cooling and an indoor climate control system which is individually adjustable. The buildings are constructed with prefabricated elements so that a short construction time on site is obtained. Danish Energy Management & Esbensen are responsible for the development of the energy concept.

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LOW-ENERGY RESIDENCE, THAILAND

Developer: Danidas Partnership Facility Programme
Contractor: Thai Gypsum Building Systems
Others: EnergiMidt
Year: 2009

The low-energy residences provide a healthier indoor climate and consume 40 % less energy than a standard Thai houses. The residences are constructed by prefabricated elements developed by Thai-Gypsum Building Systems. The elements are made of fiber concrete and have good ventilation abilities. Reflectors are furthermore mounted under the roof surface. 2-layer windows and doors are installed according to light and the buildings are strategically placed on the property. The future buyer is also given a list of recommended, energy efficient electric- and household appliances. Danish Energy Management & Esbensen assisted the development of a concept for low-energy residences in Thailand.

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EU BUILD HEALTH – ENERGY FRIENDLY HOSPITALS

Developer: EU Commission
Year: 2009

The project is completed in cooperation with hospitals in England, Italy, Moldova and technology partners in Poland and Sweden. The project plans to create tangible demonstration models and hereby inspire hospital services in the individual countries to implement new and innovative energy solutions. Danish Energy Management & Esbensen administrated the overall project management and energy design including energy optimisation, optimisation of natural lighting, new lighting systems, deployment of solar cells and solar systems and finally construction with eco-friendly materials. The project- and energy strategies vary from hospital to hospital, but the total reduction of energy consumption will save up to 33 %.

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EU HOSPITALS – ENERGY EFFICIENT HOSPITAL BUILDINGS

Developer: EU Commission
Year: 2007

A development project that demonstrates the significant reduction of energy consumption obtainable within the European hospital service. Test project are constructed in Aabenraa (Denmark), Bredstedt (Northern Germany), Torun (Poland), Florence (Italy) and Deventer (Holland). Danish Energy Management & Esbensen provided energy consultancy, project management, and arrangement. Innovative enhancements as integrated solar energy, energy efficient heating-, cooling-, and ventilation systems, developed utilisation of daylight, low-energy windows, eco-friendly insulation materials are emphasized features resulting in a reduction of the energy consumption. The enhancements should furthermore result in improvements on thermal comfort and lighting conditions to patients and staff, inducing an early recovery to patients and making staff work more efficiently.

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