The project recruited 330 buildings, comprising 2,831 HVAC systems, 7,685 HVAC components, 2,230 Meters, 11,173 Spaces, 72 Activity types and 1,551,638 m2 of floor area, from 20 EU Member States during the 2011 to 2014 project period.
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Welcome to the iSERVcmb project website
Professor Ian P. Knight
The IEE-funded part of the iSERVcmb project is now complete.
This website is structured to reflect the final report for the project, which is available in full and with links to more detailed information at www.iservcmb.info/results. The website also reflects the final newsletter for the project which can be found at the link at the bottom of this page.
The main findings from the project are that:
- The proposed process leads to significant savings in operational buildings across Europe – with annual electricity savings of up to 5% of the total EU electrical energy use appearing possible.
- The iSERVcmb spreadsheet can be used for all buildings and HVAC systems across Europe
- The project has produced a unique set of measured data on energy use and power demands in HVAC sub-components servicing given end use activities across Europe
- Energy Conservation Opportunities are capable of being identified from sub-hourly data
- Physical Inspections and Indoor Air Quality studies have confirmed that continuous use of metered data can be used to benchmark the performance of buildings and systems
- The approach and data is of interest to Building Services Professional Bodies in providing guidance to their members on improving the operational energy efficiency of building services
All the main Actors sectors from across Europe, with an interest in reducing the operational energy use of buildings and their building services, have participated in and/or contributed to the shape and findings of this project.
I am currently working on future project proposals using the iSERVcmb findings and methodology and would be interested in hearing from potential partners who think they could help in these proposals. Please contact me on my email address.
In the meantime, I hope you find the current project outputs useful and interesting.
Final news and
To keep in touch with future developments for the iSERVcmb approach please join the iSERVcmb linked in group
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The findings from iSERVcmb will be taken forward in a number of initiatives and projects, the first of which will be proposed between September and November 2014. If you are interested in potentially being involved in these proposals please contact Professor Ian Knight on firstname.lastname@example.org noting your background and any potential areas you would find of interest e.g. HVAC component manufacturer, legislator, end user, etc.