Energy efficiency in building management is one of the cornerstones of smart cities. Enel X provides innovative, high-tech services for this purpose.
Currently, both residential and commercial buildings are often energy inefficient concerning both their heating requirements (heating and hot water) and their electrical energy use (lighting, air conditioning, etc.), and they are also frequently characterised by high levels of winter and summer thermal dispersion.
A first level of action includes thermal insulation, the replacement of traditional lighting systems with more efficient technologies (especially those using LEDs) and the modernisation of thermal utilities with renewable energy systems, such as solar thermal energy or the use of heat pumps. At a later stage, the most important results come from the energy retrofitting of buildings in their entirety, involving the thermal, electrical and envelope systems.
Enel X intervenes with a wide-range of actions:
integrated design of the building and system
energy retrofitting of mechanical and electrical systems
design of efficient lighting systems, to which smart energy services can be added
integrated management of mechanical, electrical and building systems.