Demo responsible: GIROA-VEOLIA, together with AVAN and TEKNIKER
Type of building: Offices and laboratory building
Type of climate: Oceanic
Built in 2013 with around 8500 m2 of footprint and 28 000 m2 of total useful area, the main building of TEKNIKER is in Eibar within the Gipuzkoa science and technology park. The building energy system has been conceived as a living lab in such a way that it is used as a demo site for validating developments performed by TEKNIKER in energy efficiency in buildings.
GIROA-VEOLIA is a branch of VEOLIA Spain that looks at the improvement of the energy efficiency of the installations of their clients through operation and maintenance. A temporary business association between TEKNIKER and GIROA-VEOLIA signed in 2020 a collaborative operation and maintenance of the installations of the building as well as for validating developments with interest for both entities.
Demonstration action: The slurry PCM-E storage of 9 kWh including the MPC system developed by TEKNIKER, GIROA and AVA will be connected to the production and storage side of the installation operated and maintained by GIROA to bring it to TRL 7. The contribution from TEKNIKER will be on the development of the PCM slurry and the specifications and base design for the set-ups as well as on the model predictive control and its integration into the building energy management system (BEMS). AVA will manufacture large quantities of the PCM slurry. The contribution from GIROA will be based on the detailed design, erection, and operation of the 9 kWh PCM slurry storage and the integration of the MPC into the overall BEMS, which is operated by themselves.