Resca and future hous­es

Hybrid is not just a car, it can also be a house

As part of the Inur­de­co project, a renew­able ener­gy pilot area was built in Kivikkokan­gas in Hiukkavaara where com­pa­nies can test and com­pare dif­fer­ent tech­nolo­gies for renew­able ener­gy and get use­ful infor­ma­tion on work­able solu­tions. The pilot area in Hiukkavaara was dis­cov­ered togeth­er with land and land use plan­ning. Com­pa­nies could par­tic­i­pate in an open search for build­ing lots in the area. It proved to be a suc­cess as all the lots were assigned.

As there was no dis­trict heat in the pilot area, it was ide­al for com­par­ing var­i­ous new tech­nolo­gies. The fol­low­ing solu­tions were imple­ment­ed in the area: block-spe­cif­ic elec­tric­i­ty and heat pro­duc­tion with wood chips, a house equipped with 40 square meter solar pan­els, and a geot­her­mal hybrid house with a water fire­place.

In the Future Hous­es and Renew­able Ener­gy project, Resca’s solu­tions for future hous­ing were eval­u­at­ed and tech­nolo­gies were devel­oped fur­ther in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the con­struc­tion indus­try. The basic objec­tive was to opti­mize the ener­gy effi­cien­cy of dif­fer­ent ener­gy sources or com­bi­na­tions there­of as well as build­ings into tech­ni­cal­ly and eco­nom­i­cal­ly viable enti­ties. The best choic­es were made into replic­a­ble, rec­om­mend­ed con­cepts for both con­sumers and busi­ness­es in the indus­try.

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