Zero-emission building concept
Emporium is a low exergy and zero emission building concept with an integrated seasonal solar heat storage system without energy losses, supplying indoor heating and hot tap water, for residential and utility buildings, in all climate zones. Emporium is currently in the implementation phase, and a location or project is searched for, to learn to deliver with local partners, such as architects and engineers, construction and installation companies, and educational institutes and local authorities.
Emporium is a Key Innovation within the European Commission's Smart Cities Marketplace. Click here to learn more.
The heat storage water temperature is above the demand temperatures and below 100 °C, and 50 to 90 °C over the year, produced with a vacuum tube semi-transparent solar heat collector, integrated in the southern facade of the building.
Internal Heating Through Losses
The solar heat storage is integrated in the building to achieve that all heat storage losses (>50%) are used as indoor heating.
A storage vessel is a vertical water cylinder, in which temperature stratification arises, improving the system performance.
Repeated Learning Process
Innovation of constructions, having >30% transport costs, require a repeating learn to deliver process with local partners.
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