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.
How to cut emissions and save on transmission costs
Even Norway, which already heats with green energy sources, could contribute more to shrinking Europe's CO2 emissions. Building zero emission neighbourhoods would also help lower rising electrical transmission fees.
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.