Project pilots

Country: Denmark

Partner: Aalborg University

Description: University building with laboratories, offices for staff, lecture rooms, student group rooms and an atrium in the middle. ~ 150 employees and 600 students. 4 stories with a total of 9 000 m 2 . The building is connected to District heating, has a PV system of 6 kWp, 14 ventilations systems with heat recovery and free-cooling, heating systems, DHW production by heat exchangers, 3 cooling units, and the possibility of cooling the central atrium by natural ventilation. The building is fully equipped with a Schneider BMS system controlling and logging heating, ventilation, domestic hot water, lightingand cooling,

Country: Switzerland 

Partner: Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Description: EMPA is a living lab, serves as a dynamic and advanced demonstrator for medium to high IT density scenarios. Empa’s NEST demonstrator is a mixed-use vertical energy district that can be flexibly configured to emulate different use cases in terms of waste heat utilization. It can emulate commercial or residential buildings. NEST offers long-term monitoring of rented apartment buildings (3 units as shared flats with 2-3 tenants each, data available back to 2017), office spaces (2 units with 4-8 desks each, 4 meeting rooms in total) and a gym module, to assess real-life use patterns of people, district systems and energy consumption

Country: Turkey

Partner: TOFAŞ Türk Otomobil Fabrikası A.Ş

Description: Tofaş is a manufacturing facility located on 977.494 m2 gross area at Bursa/Turkiye. Tofaş has approximately 105.035.112 kWh of annual power consumption and 41.740.263 kWh of heat demand for operational purposes. Tofaş hosts a data centre with greater than 100 kW of theorical peak IT load and ~20 kW of the peak theorical IT load will be assigned to the HEATWISE project for demonstration purposes. Tofaş hosts multiple cold aisles with operational loads and commercial HVAC systems.

Country: Poland

Partner: Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

Description: PSNC operates a supercomputing data center, which applies the Direct Liquid Cooling technology for its largest HPC systems. The waste heat from the data center is re-used in the heating system of offices for more than 400 people. The heat exchanger has a maximum power of 300 kW and yearly heat demand of offices is below 1000 GJ. The data center will be accompanied by a smaller testbed that consists of around 20 heterogeneous nodes. Its maximum power exceeds 10kW and mean energy consumption 65MWh. This testbed is connected to the renewable energy source (PV system). It will be used for development and validation of project results.