CESB10, Prague 2010
CESB10 – Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building, Prague 2010
The CESB10 Prague conference is a part of a 2010 international conference series convened under auspices of iiSBE – International Initiative for Sustainable Built Environment, CIB – International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction and UNEP – SBCI – Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative of UNEP. The main focus of these conferences is on the design and construction of Sustainable Buildings. The main goal of the conference is to provide an important focus for sustainable building in these countries, and will also create a comprehensive overview from the Central European region for the global SB11 conference, which will be held in London in 2011.
Dr. Lari presented the FP7 sponsored DEARSUN project, which was initiated in 2008 to develop a solar thermal heating system capable of covering the full-year heat and hot water load of a single family house using high temperature thermal storage. ACE Group with a team of European solar thermal experts, research institutions and industrial partners designed and optimized the system combining off-the shelf and innovative components (heat transfer fluid, highly insulated storage tanks, control system) with the aim of creating an efficient, affordable and reliable solar thermal solution for small and medium sized buildings. In 2009, the first prototype system was produced and installed on a pilot home. Actual performance of the prototype system over the 2009-2010 heating period has been closely monitored using web applications and evaluated against simulations and system performance expectations demonstrating the promising potential of this renewable energy solution for homes in south and central Europe.