SINTEF Building and Infrastructure Building Installations
We possess expertise on energy and indoor climate, with focus on buildings of all types.
Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems
Ground-source heat pump (GSHP) systems are an energy efficient technology for heating and cooling of non-residential buildings. Ground source is a relatively high and stable heat source temperature that enables a considerable share of the cooling demand to be covered by means of so-called “free cooling”. Installation of high quality GSHP systems therefore complies with the main goals of the new EU Directive on The Energy Performance of Buildings (Directive 2002/91/EC), i.e. reduction of the total primary energy demand and the associated CO2 emissions in buildings.
New filter removes run-off chemicals
The filter will first be used to recover aircraft de-icing chemicals. In the future it will also be used in urban areas to remove environmental toxins, pollution and probably microplastics.
Living with zero-emission technology
How does technology change people, and how do people change in response to technology? Sixteen people volunteered to live in a high-tech, zero-emission house to help researchers answer those exact questions.