Validation of a Simplified Model Predictive Control of a Low Exergy Embedded Heating and Cooling System

Powerhouse Telemark is a low carbon plus energy project in Porsgrunn, Norway. The building is currently in a commissioning phase, but with most of the building under normal operation. The heating and cooling of the building is primarily done by a low temperature radiant floor heating system which is reversed in summer and used for high temperature cooling. The low temperature heating is provided by a geothermal heat pump and the high temperature cooling is provided by free cooling from the energy wells.

Low temperature hydronic heating and high-temperature cooling: a Canadian option for more sustainable buildings. Consultation process results. Final Report.

This report documents the consultation process undertaken as part of the IEA ECBCS Annex 37 Preparation Phase activity. The report includes: an overview of informationprovided bythe twelve individuals consulted; and identification of key issues for consideration in developing theinitial Annex work plan.