Panasonic has installed a combination of VRF electric systems, a VRF gas-powered motor and solar panels at the El Balcón de Valdemoro old people’s home. The energy provides 47% of the total kWh from renewable energy as required by the Technical Building Code for buildings of this type, which is located in zone 4 of the Iberian Peninsula. The result is a system with 34% lower direct costs per consumption, 43% less CO2 emissions and 37% less primary energy.
The Valdemoro building, that has a twin building situated in the town of Badajoz, is designed by the architects’ studio ARQit and has a total of three floors plus a basement. The communal services are located on the ground floor: sitting rooms, TV and games rooms, a main dining room, kitchen/storeroom,
a day centre with nursing care/medical centre in addition to a reception and an office area for the management and administrative staff. The two upper floors house 66 bedrooms and a second dining area. The basement completes the building with a total surface area of 5,200 m2.
Article published in: FuturENERGY July-August 2016