Autonomous Clivet heat pump systems
for the Class A3/A4 building in Milan
Built after the demolition of an existing building in the Solari Washington district in Milan, CasaVerdeNoce is a 1,700 square meter residential complex consisting of three blocks with different height of 4 and 7 floors above ground for a total of 21 apartments of different sizes, while the 3 underground floors house 45 boxes.
The building was built in reinforced concrete with a prefabricated system, which integrates the insulating function in the masonry already in the construction phase, guarantees acoustic insulation, total absence of thermal bridges, and makes the building safe even in areas with high seismic risk. The building is equipped with double-glazed and triple-glazed windows.
The intention expressed by the builder was to build an environmentally sustainable building, which would use eco-sustainable and easily recyclable materials, positioning it at the first levels of the energy classification of the Lombardy Region and guaranteeing high living comfort.
Also management costs had to be kept to a minimum.
The air conditioning system
Although the municipality of Milan provided for the mandatory centralized condominium systems, an independent solution for each apartment was chosen for heating, cooling and domestic hot water production for the greater efficiency it could guarantee.
1) Large apartments
Each apartment is equipped with a SPHERA Clivet recessed split-type high efficiency inverter heat pump, powered by electricity for heating, cooling and domestic hot water production. An air renewal and purification, humidity control and thermodynamic energy recovery, ELFOFresh equipped with electronic filtration systems guarantees clean air reducing more than 95% of fumes, dust, viruses, bacteria and polluting particles with a diameter between 0.01 and 20 microns.
The distribution of heat and cold occurs through a radiant floor system.
2) Low size apartments
Each flat is served by ELFOPack, the compact unit that heats, conditions, produces domestic hot water, renews and purifies the air and uses the mechanical ventilation ducts for heating and air conditioning, simplifying the system. The unit is equipped with electronic filters with efficiency greater than 99.9% and active thermodynamic recovery of the energy contained in the exhaust air.
All apartments are equipped with a photovoltaic electricity production plant.
The system can be managed remotely from a panel/tablet to customize the settings according to the needs.
The air conditioning system is integrated into the home automation management system.
The use of renewable energy sources such as the heat pump combined with photovoltaic and high thermal insulation coupled with the great efficiency of the technological systems, has made it possible to reduce the environmental impact.
CasaVerdeNoce is a building with zero local CO2 emissions with an A3/A4 energy class, which places it at the top of the classification of the energy efficiency.
Even the comfort is total: each flat can independently manage indoor comfort through home automation systems. The air renewal and purification system with electronic filters and active thermodynamic recovery ensures maximum air quality, saving energy.
OWNER: CUBILIA IMMOBILIARE SRL - MILAN
INSTALLER: FAI SRL - GRUMELLO DEL MONTE - BERGAMO
MECHANICAL DESIGNER: ENG. SCALARI MARCO
ENERGY CERTIFIER: ARCH. PAGANI ANDREA