“Interclima + elec” opens tomorrow in Paris. This is opportunity to discover the most innovative solutions that combine energy efficiency and renewable energy for the sake of homes and building comfort. Focus on some trends of the show.
Energy efficiency has become a “flagship” topic in the news. As a proof, ADEME has recently conducted a study to identify skills and employment needed in the construction sector. This study shows that the turnover related to energy efficiency is expected to grow from 47% to 330%, with a need for 69,000 jobs by 2014.
This need is accompanied by changes in certain professions (such as masonry, plumbing, heating …) where training will be needed to achieve energy efficiency in buildings. Another study (RN Quality Ifop) shows that 73% of the French rely on renewable energy. Nearly one in three people reportedly plans to equip themselves and 25% of respondents said they were more interested in renewable energy in 2011.
The 2012 edition of Interclima turns around these two major themes that are energy efficiency and renewable energy. The show welcomes 638 exhibitors and is waiting for more than 85 000 visitors.
Often recommended as part of a renovation of heating, the heat pump produces high temperature, hot water and feeds radiators or underfloor heating. It is the ideal all-in-one, offering for both comfort and hot water.
The CO2 heat pump produces hot water using CO2 as a refrigerant. This technology is a true green alternative to traditionally used refrigerants. CO2 is a natural refrigerant gas completely neutral in terms of ensuring high performance.
Building a house according to the BBC or RT 2012 is based on a bioclimatic design, an enhanced thermal insulation and air tightness control. Faced with these developments, the generators are transformed: gas boilers or oil condensing impose and display up to 110% efficiency by recovering heat from flue gas and boilers.
The Multi-Energy Systems
Condensation, heat pumps and individual solar water heater… All these techniques are now totally under control and can even be combined to produce customized systems that offer the best performance and comfort. A Solar system coupled with a condensing boiler, a heat pump or boiler with a wood boiler… or a wood boiler associated with a condensing oil boiler or heat pump coupled with a boiler … all combinations are possible.
The Combined Or Hybrid Solar PV-T
The combined photovoltaic or thermal solar system (the hybrid solar captor) is a unit of mixed solar energy production, generating heat through a thermal sensor (T) and electricity using a Photovoltaic module (PV). This provides, separately or simultaneously, an additional heating, a domestic hot water and electricity.
The Breakdown: 3, 4, 5 And 6 In 1!
Ventilation systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated to meet the economic and environmental concerns of housing today. They include a set of solutions for ventilation, filtering, heating, cooling, ECS production and dehumidification. They thus ensure a renewed healthy air permanently, a comfortable atmosphere and heat in winter, a refreshed atmosphere in summer and warm water all year.
For this new edition, the exhibition is expecting 638 exhibitors and more than 85,000 visitors.
Basma – International Green Energy Correspondent – 06/02/2012