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The structure of the RESHeat project

Project structure

Presentation of the project structure and description of work packages implemented within RESHeat

Determining the design requirements and concepts of the RESHeat system.

The objectives of WP1 are:

  • preparation of a database of components used in the RESHeat system, which will be implemented in the software for designing RESHeat systems;
  • define the design parameters that will be used in the development of software for designing RESHeat circuits
  • providing design documentation for demonstration facilities in Poland and Italy.

The complete system layout will be prepared based on the data provided by the building users, including the annual demand for heat and electricity, room layout, soil type, etc.

WP2 aims to develop a RESHeat simulation model, which allows to calculate the energy performance of the RESHeat system in transient conditions during the year-round operation period.

WP2 aims to:

  • preparation of a database of numerical models for RESHeat components
  • improving knowledge on the integration of renewable systems
  • validation of the RESHeat system design for Poland and Italy
  • optimization of the RESHeat system design for demonstration facilities in Italy and Poland

WP3 aims to develop software for the design and optimization of the RESHeat system to enable CZAMARA to efficiently design the developed energy system, as well as to ensure a quick response to customer inquiries regarding energy efficiency and costs of such systems.

WP3 aims to:

  • implementation of the RESHeat component database developed in WP1 into the program code
  • development of a graphical user interface (GUI) for RESHeat design software
  • implementation of RESHeat system design calculations using user-friendly software

Demonstration of the system in Italy and Poland (Limanowa, Krakow) in order to provide reliable data on energy efficiency for various climatic conditions of the RESHeat system.


  • development and demonstration of the RESHeat system in two buildings, the heat demand of which differs by more than 80%.
  • Conducting energy efficiency measurements for demonstration facilities in Poland: Kraków and Limanowa
  • development and demonstration of the RESHeat system in one building in Mediterranean climate conditions (Palombara Sabrina, Italy)
  • performance of energy efficiency measurements for a demonstration plant in Palombara Sabrina, Italy.

Conduct an LCA and environmental cost analysis of the RESHeat system as well as fully assess and improve the sustainability of the new RESHeat system.

The main goals of WP5 are:

  • Environmental impact assessment of RESHeat technologies and solutions based on the Life Cycle Assessment method.
  • Determination of the index of the total environmental burden of the system by using environmental prices or ecological costs
  • Facilitate decision-making on the assessment of equipment options and trade-offs (e.g. cost vs ecological footprint) and propose a path to further reduce the carbon footprint
  • Assessment and improvement of the durability of the new RESHeat system.

Additionally, WP6 RESHeat aims to actively involve target groups in the implementation of the proposed energy system.

The target groups for the project are:

  1. Policy makers, including the Ministers of Energy, Climate and Environmental Protection. The RESHeat consortium would primarily like to target this group as it has a strong interest in renewable energy solutions for buildings. The main goal of the RESHeat consortium is to convince policy makers to provide additional subsidies and to improve energy and environmental regulations (as previously discussed in barrier 2, table 2.9) to support renewable energy heating / cooling solutions for buildings. If successful, it could allow more end-users to purchase RESHeat after the end of the project.
  2. Environmental Associations from the European Union countries are the stakeholders with whom the RESHeat Consortium will be contacted in the second place and will ask them to support the project solution. It will be emphasized that the RESHeat system is free from greenhouse gas emissions and has a very positive impact on the health of building occupants as well as on climate change. The RESHeat consortium will ask them to post information about the RESHeat project on their website and to promote our solution on TV and in the press as an example of an innovative energy saving solution for sustainable buildings.
  3. Local authorities of EU cities, including both mayors and representatives of city councils. In this case, the consortium will want to convince them that the RESHeat system is applicable in other locations, for various types of buildings, and allows for significant savings in expenditure on heating and air conditioning of buildings. Additionally, it can be used to charge electric vehicles from parking lots nearby the buildings.

Consequently, the RESHeat consortium would like to obtain support from local authorities in dealing with architects and designers of buildings as well as public buildings, residential buildings and building associations.

  1. Architects are one of the most influential groups in the design of buildings. Therefore, the RESHeat consortium will contact them after receiving support from local authorities of European Union cities. We would like to convince them to include RESHeat in their building design. The main message for architects is that the RESHeat system:

    a) The RESHeat system is an opportunity to use heating systems for buildings before and after thermal modernization, as well as for newly designed buildings.

    b) RESHeat allows you to bypass many administrative procedures and reduce building construction costs (no gas connection, no chimneys, no fuel storage).

    End users, developers, housing cooperatives, administrators of municipal buildings (similar to ATER in Lazio and ZBK in Krakow). The primary area of ​​interest for end users is:

    a) The RESHeat system achieves nearly zero annual heating / cooling costs for the building. ROI is 7 years at worst. Thanks to the government, the return on investment is expected to be reduced to 6 years.

    b) The RESHeat system can be used in other places, therefore heating system operators can install it in places where the district heating network cannot be expanded.

    c) The RESHeat system is fully based on renewable energy sources, so it does not emit greenhouse gases and is very beneficial for the health of the building’s inhabitants.

    d) The RESHeat system can be used to generate electricity for electric cars charged in parking lots of buildings.