22 May 2008

ORFEO A NEW MULTIFUNCTIONAL SYSTEM PROVIDING HEATING, COOLING AND WATER HEATING FOR LOW ENERGY HOUSES


The ORFEO project started from an analysis of the roadblocks to a fast growth of
the Heat Pump market, and other renewable energy markets. The conclusion of this
preliminary study led to consider two axes. One axis for improvement is to optimize the use
of the collected energy to make full use of the ‘low cost’ heat together with a reduced use of
the ‘high cost’ supplemental heat. This led to the notion of global system control need. The
global system analysis includes the indirect measurement of the building reaction trends on
top of the other variables The second axis of action was related to the need to market a
totally packaged control system that will render engineering, contracting, commissioning and
maintenance of heat pump or solar systems and their auxiliaries at least as simple as for a
modern classical boiler with its controls.