Intelligent energy buildings based on RES and Nanotechnology

Socrates Kaplanis, Eleni Kaplani

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The paper presents the design features, the energy modelling and optical performance details of two pilot Intelligent Energy Buildings, (IEB). Both are evolution of the Zero Energy Building (ZEB) concept. RES innovations backed up by signal processing, simulation models and ICT tools were embedded into the building structures in order to implement a new predictive energy management concept. In addition, nano-coatings, produced by TiO2 and ITO nano-particles, were deposited on the IEB structural elements and especially on the window panes and the PV glass covers. They exhibited promising SSP values which lowered the cooling loads and increased the PV modules yield. Both pilot IEB units were equipped with an on-line dynamic hourly solar radiation prediction model, implemented by sensors and the related software to manage effectively the energy source, the loads and the storage or the backup system. The IEB energy sources covered the thermal loads via a south façade embedded in the wall and a solar roof which consists of a specially designed solar collector type, while a PV generator is part of the solar roof, like a compact BIPV in hybrid configuration to a small wind turbine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAIP Publishing
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event11th Int. Conf. of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (ICCMSE 2015) - Athens, Greece
Duration: 20 Mar 201523 Mar 2015


Conference11th Int. Conf. of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (ICCMSE 2015)

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