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I want a sustainable heating and cooling system

Optimising your building performance
Building a new building or renovating an existing one? You want your building to be sustainable and comfortable in the most cost effective way.

This is actually quite hard. There are thousands of different designs possible for your building, with different combinations of geometries, materialisation, insulation levels, glazing types, shading, ventilation strategies, and climate installation. Key building performance criteria also regularly conflict with each other. For instance, increasing the share of glazing in the façade improves daylight performance, but also reduces energy efficiency.

How do you know which combination of design options leads to the best performing building? Let us help you!     
Climetric approach
Climetric applies parametric analysis to identify the most efficient and effective route to making existing and new buildings more sustainable, energy efficient, comfortable at lower costs. Here's how it works:
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Want to switch from a gas boiler to a heat pump? Or looking for other sustainable, innovative and cost effective ways to heat and cool your building? Climetric has deep experience in determining which heating/cooling system provides the best performance for your building. Our advice is objective and independent from specific products, brands and suppliers. 

Example questions Climetric answers:

  • Which climate installation (i.e. heat pump type and capacity, warm water buffering, different heating/cooling delivery systems) offers the best performance for the building?

  • What are the cost and benefits of natural heating and cooling sources for our building, such as earth tubes, compost heating, PVT-panels? 

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Type of climate solutions we advice on:
Climetric takes a comprehensive approach to determining the right climate installation for your building, from determining the heat/cool source to the delivery system and potential buffering. We system engineer the installation in great detail with performance specifications based on hour-by-hour thermal data per room in the building. 
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Gas-fired boiler
Traditional heating sources: Gas & Hybrid boiler
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Heat pumps: Geothermal, air-to-water, air-to-air (incl. heat pump without outside ventilator), water-to-water or combined with PVT-panels  
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Earth tubes: Earth Tubes are tubes buried in the earth for the purpose of exchanging heat between the air in the tubes and the earth. It provides cool air during summer and preheats cold air during winter with very limited energy usage.  
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Corner Fireplace
Biomass: Pellet stove, traditional fireplace or compost heating. In addition to heating the building, these heat sources are ideal for heat exchange with water and leveraging the hot water for domestic hot water usage. 
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Buffering hot and cold water: Buffering hot and cold water can significantly reduce the heat pump capacity required for your building. It can also serve as a source for domestic hot water use. 
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Solar and PVT panels: PV panels are widely used to generate electricity sustainably. PVT panels generate both heath and electricity, meaning it can also serve as a source for domestic hot water. 
Climetric takes your interest at heart
We offer:

Detailed system engineering with clear performance specifications. System setup, requirements and technical specifications fully clear and aligned with your installer (including heating and cooling loads per room in the building, resulting system sizes, resulting comfort performance per room in the building)

Objective and independent advice that takes your best interest at heart.
 Climetric works completely independent from system manufacturers and installers and so our advice will take your best interest at heart. Our advice provides the technical specifications for the climate installation. You are at liberty to then take any system that meets those specifications. If you want our help in the selection process, we are more than happy to do that. 

If needed, guidance on the installation of the climate installation, to make sure the system is setup according to specifications and will perform according to simulations. 
Example projects

Geothermal heating for a monumental building in Wassenaar
 

Objective of the home owner was to switch from gas to full electric heating by 2024. Climetric was asked to determine the optimal heating and cooling system. Based on a thermal model that provided hour-by-hour heating and cooling loads per room in the building, Climetric determined the required heating and cooling system.

 

Primary results: 

  • Enabled home owner to switch from gas to geothermal heating and reduce monthly utility costs by >€1000

  • Scenario comparison enabled a cost saving of ~€10,000 by increasing insulation levels and selecting a lower capacity heat pump  

Earth tubes for a glass car museum
 

Vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa was constructing a glass car museum to attract visitors. The vineyard was looking to heat and cool the car museum in a sustainable way. Climetric supported by providing the engineering calculations for an earth tube system and supported with the installation of the system.

Primary results: 

  • Enabled sustainable heating and cooling of the car museum with very limited energy use

  • Ensured a year-round comfortable experience for visitors

What Our Clients Say

Adele Lambrechts, Residential Renovation

Climetric quickly grasped the municipal processes and the required paperwork, efficiently navigating through the review process. Their proactive approach ensured urgent communication of the necessary requirements to the planning office.

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