Reducing emissions from building heating is one of our goals

A strong acceleration of European climate policies requires a rethink of the entire energy paradigm and the exploitation of innovative technological options, including hydrogen, suitable for decarbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors where direct electrification is not technologically feasible or extremely costly.

Cutting emissions from building heating is one of the challenges (European Green Deal) that Europe faces in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
In Italy, the heating of residential, commercial and public buildings accounts for over 17.7% of CO2 emissions, according to Ispra data.
The role of residential heating in atmospheric pollution is particularly significant; alone, in fact, it is responsible for 64% of the quantity of PM2.5, 53% of PM10 and 60% of CO emitted, contributing to the worsening of air quality.

In residential buildings, heating and cooling accounts for around 84% of total energy consumption, of which 14% relates to domestic water heating. It is therefore essential to renew heating systems by focusing on green solutions, and one of the possible alternatives is green hydrogen, i.e. hydrogen produced from renewable sources.

In the gas sector, the following trend is expected: a reduction in the use of methane gas in favour of biogas and hydrogen between now and 2050:

All efficient and renewable heating technologies are needed to achieve carbon neutrality.

Promoting the use of renewable and decarbonised gases in buildings, i.e. the presence of demand from all economic sectors is a key factor.

In an emergency situation such as that resulting from the spread of COVID-19, the issue of air conditioning in living environments, also taking into account pollutants and pathogens, has also become a matter of absolute priority. Controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) systems are therefore vital, as they automatically change the air and can be equipped with an exchanger that recovers the heat contained in the expelled hot air and a pathogen abatement element. In order to guarantee healthy air and safeguard the health of people who live and work indoors, it is therefore essential to rely on the action of VMC systems that allow the improvement of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) also through integration with traditional air conditioning systems and smart control systems to achieve the best result in terms of energy efficiency.

Contamination of competences and strong interaction between the thematic areas of competence

in order to develop the potential of the network

"Verona Green Booster Hub", promoted and supported by Giordano Controls, will be the technical-scientific reference point in the thematic areas of competence of the territory in order to

  • aggregate subjects with similar competences with respect to the topics of interest, with the aim of setting up and expanding thematic working groups;
  • encourage the "contamination" of competences within the framework of initiatives and specific interdisciplinary project proposals.

Bearing in mind the regional, national and European programming lines on environmental and energy sustainability, the strategic plan is structured in such a way as to create a strong interaction between the thematic areas of competence, in order to develop the potential of the network, to enhance the skills and experiences of enterprises and to promote the complementarity of the participating subjects.