Verzuolo (Italy)

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The Italian pilot project will take place in Verzuolo in the region of Piedmont. The building contains ten homes in a climate with hugehog temperature differences between winter and summer.

Climatic zone (Köppen): Climatic zone (Köppen): Dfb (Warm-summer humid continental climate) ​

Weather characteristics: ​

  • Colder winters (average T in January: 0,3 ºC). ​
  • The warmest summers among the three locations, in which cooling needs may be important. ​
  • High temperature difference between winter and summer months. 

Building description

It has been renovated in the last fifteen years, with interventions on building envelope. The insulation level corresponds to 2006 regulations. It is a two-floor building (5 dwellings in each floor). The dwellings are 2 room apartments, from 32 to 42 m2​

Ownership: The ownership is private (single owner), while inhabitants are tenants.

Existing heating and DHW System: A centralized gas boiler supplies hot water for space heating and DHW of all the apartments. In the rooms, the heat emitters are fan-coils. 

Existing control and monitoring System: A control and monitoring system currently exist on the building. In each dwelling, ambient temperatures are measured and act on fan coils operation. An old thermal and electricity consumption meters is present, but currently decommissioned. It allows also to remotely visualize and control the heating system main parameters. A new BMS and measurement system will be implemented. ​

Building energy consumption

Space heating and DHW ≈ 50 MWh​

Electricity consumption ≈ 18 MWh