E3S Web Conf.
Volume 246, 2021Cold Climate HVAC & Energy 2021
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||29 March 2021|
Seasonal storage of residential exhaust air and sewage waste heat
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland
2 Smart City Center of Excellence, TalTech, Estonia
3 College of Urban Construction, Nanjing Tech University, China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most Finnish residential buildings have been built before ventilation heat recovery options became mandatory. Exhaust air heat pumps are an effective way to reduce emissions, but they cannot cover all heating demand. Ground-source heat pumps can be designed to meet all loads, but they require corresponding amounts of space both above and below ground. This simulation study combines residential ventilation and sewage waste heat with a ground-source heat pump system to improve system sustainability and cost-effectiveness. A hybrid waste heat and ground-source heat pump system was shown to have 20% lower life cycle costs compared to a pure ground-source heat pump system. It also maintained sustainable ground temperature levels over the long term, while reducing above-ground space requirements by 95%.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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