Results show savings of 1 – 5% of building electrical energy use were expected on average. Savings of over 33% have been found to date in some buildings, with average savings over 9% looking possible. Savings in non-electrical energy use are not evaluated, and will be on top of this reduction.
With the recasting of the EPBD, iSERVcmb is designed to show how the ability for automatic HVAC system monitoring to reduce energy use in practice might be implemented in practice, and to encourage allowance for it in the new regulatory frameworks being developed by European Member States for the recast Directive.
The project recruited 330 buildings, comprising 2,831 HVAC systems, 7,685 HVAC components, 2,230 Meters, 11,173 Spaces, 72 Activity types and 1,551,638 m2 of floor area, from 15 EU Member States during the project period.
If applied across Europe, the ranges of the savings achieved to date would lead to a reduction in the total EU electricity use of between 0.3 to 5%. In monetary terms the estimated energy savings would be worth over 20 Billion Euros per annum across Europe. The cost to achieve this is expected to be not much more than 1 – 3 Billion Euros.
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