Welcome to "Houses of Europe"

Thank you for visiting us!

We will …

  • keep you informed on the ongoing project “Houses of Europe“.
  • show pictures of project meetings.
  • give an overview of the results of project meetings.
  • present, finally, THE HOUSES OF EUROPE.


So you’ll need to come back since we are still building it.
Your “Houses of Europe”-Team

extremely new

                                   These are Endas...

Tenerife here we come

On February 25, our next project meeting will start in Tenerife. We look forward to an interesting week with many encounters and beautiful weather.

 

A bit of work is waiting for us also.
These are the issues that concern us in this meeting.

COMENIUS

Q.1) Find the EPC (Energy Performace Coefficient) for the whole building considering the effect of each of the parts analyzed so far (for the Cyprus and Ireland meetings).


Q.2) Analysis of energy options – Energy Vision Study: Other measures to increase the energy efficiency of our House.
Make a list of possible options: hot water production using alternative energy sources, pipe insulation, saving on lighting, photovoltaics, etc.
(Students may include images of the various alternatives in their PowerPoint presntation).

Q.3) Selection of energy options:
a) Of the following energy saving systems listed below, which is best for our House according to the conditions in your country?
• Solar energy for water heating
• Photovoltaics
• Wind power
• Heat pump (geothermal energy, solar thermal energy *, etc.)
b) Explain the criteria used to determine it.


Q.4) National regulations regarding the mandatory use of alternative energy sources and other energy saving methods.
Make a brief summary of the regulations and instances in which they apply (regardless of the size of our house project. E.g. a house measuring 90m2 suitable for four people).


Q.5) PV Installation

a) Calculate a PV installation for the following energy usage:

Units Item W/h
2 40 W Light bulbs 80
1 TV 100
1 Laptop 25
1 Refrigerator 150
  total 355

b) Calculate the area of panel surface that is required.

The questions for the simultaneously held Leonardo meeting:

LEONARDO

Q.1)    What type of aid and subsidies are granted in your country for alternative energy sources?
Grants, amount, terms or conditions, etc.

Q.2)    Calculate the cost of the PV system as outlined in Comenius Q5 (above). Include the panels as well as any other elements required for proper operation.
Students should find the elements of the photovoltaic panels, batteries, charge controllers, DC to AC inverters, labor, etc.

Q.3)    Calculate the cost of a solar powered hot system in a 100 m2 dwelling house for 5 people.
They should outline the facility and the budget, detailing all materials and elements of the installation and labour to operational stage.


Q.4) (a) Through what actions can sustainable development be applied in the construction of a home?
Students seek and synthesize information on sustainable development, areas in which it is divided, and through which actions they are applied when building a home.

[Planning, reconstruction of old buildings in an energy sufficient way,
renewable building materials and technological plants.]

This would lead to a subsequent question:


(b) If you were to create a sustainable construction company, in what specific area(s) would you create it?
Students determine what would be the specific action areas in which their company would develop its work.

NOTE.-
In blue, clarifications or guide for what is intended by each question.


(*) Included as suggested by Germany.


We can decide how much of that we will show our students or if we prefer them to investigate and decide how to answer these questions by themselves.
We personally believe that we should guide them a little and make them work following the same guidelines to facilitate the comparison of results.