89 buildings have provided us with verified data. Inside the iSERVcmb database we now have351 HVAC systems,1653HVAC components,477Meters, 3221 Spaces,48Activities and 387,027m2of floor area.
Inspection of HVAC Systems through continuous monitoring and benchmarking
Purpose of the Project
The iSERVcmb project is about showing the practical operation and benefits of an automatic monitoring and feedback system, as now allowed for in the recast EPBD, applied to Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems in EU Member States (MS). It is an important project as previous work has indicated real savings of up to 60% are achievable in individual HVAC systems through the iSERVcmb project approach. The project is now recruiting 1600 operating HVAC systems from around Europe. It has the support of two main professional bodies for HVAC systems in Europe – CIBSE and REHVA – and eight universities across Europe, as well as input and interest from HVAC component manufacturers and property developers. read more
The iSERVcm project is now looking for interested actors (owners or operators of HVAC systems, HVAC system or component manufacturers, facility managers, legislators or policymakers) to participate in the iSERVcmb project. Click here to participate
Benefits for participating building managers and owners
Timely information on unexpected changes in energy consumption
Bespoke energy consumption benchmarks for individual HVAC systems derived from the activities served
‘Real’ data from real systems makes the information easy to understand by all stakeholders, and provides confidence that the performance benchmarks are achievable.
Benefits of allowing this approach for EU Member States
Improvement of the efficiency of the energy inspection process
Reducing compliance burdens on well-run HVAC systems
Achievement of lasting, cost effective improvements in HVAC system energy efficiency
Rapid identification of good and best practice in HVAC energy use without favouring any technology or approach.
Benefits for participating Equipment Manufacturers
Independent verification of HVAC component energy performance in practice
"iSERV will produce advances in continuous monitoring & benchmarking that will help shape the future of EU legislation on Energy Efficiency and, in particular, system inspections." Pau Garcia-Audi (Project Manager for EC-EACI)
“There is an urgent need to reduce energy consumption in HVAC systems across Europe. CIBSE are participating in iSERV as the project offers practical help to those who operate and manage HVAC systems to reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and, most importantly to many building operators, cost. The iSERV data entry spreadsheet is an invaluable tool for gaining an overall understanding of the HVAC system described and for collating information essential for Inspections." Hywel Davies (Technical Director, CIBSE)
"iSERV will change the guidelines on achieving energy efficiency in HVAC systems." OlliSeppänen (REHVA General Secretary)
CIBSE and REHVA are two very important facilitators and promoters for the iSERVcmb project. CIBSE is the authority on building services engineering in the United Kingdom; REHVA is the federation of European heating, ventilation and air conditioning associations. Both organisations assigned new representatives to work for iSERVcmb - we are proud to introduce Dr Jacquelyn Fox (CIBSE) and Anita Derjanecz (REHVA).
One benefit of joining iSERVcmb is the availability of case studies. We will create a number of case studies for those participants which are willing to join iSERVcmb unanonymously. In order to provide you with a feeling how these publications look like, we decided to upload our case study report on McKenzie House in Cardiff, UK. The report summarizes the results of Cardiff University’s participation to the iSERVcmb project with regard to its HVAC system energy consumption. It refers to the period from 2003 to 2012.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our revamped website. Following feedback from our iSERVcmb project partners and participants, we decided to give the website a brand new look. The new site still has all the useful information and tools to help you participate to the iSERVcmb project but with a fresher look and easier to navigate format.
The iSERVcmb project is about showing the practical operation and benefits of an automatic monitoring and feedback system, as now allowed for in the recast EPBD, applied to Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems in EU Member States (MS).
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