5 - High efficiency hydronic systems

In this course about high-efficiency hydronic systems, you will learn about the benefits of using water for heating or cooling systems instead of air, resulting in reduced OPEX, improved indoor climate and improved office staff satisfaction.

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Course overview

Modules: 3
Completion time
Completion time: 15 minutes
Difficulty level
Difficulty level: Intermediate

Course overview


How hydronic systems meet the challenges facing building owners

In this module, you will learn about the challenges facing cooling and heating systems in buildings, and how hydronic systems meet these challenges much better and more efficiently than air-based systems.


The principles behind a hydronic system

In this module, you will learn about the basic physical theories behind hydronic heating and cooling, and how the high energy density of water makes it very efficient for energy transport and distribution. You will then get an example of a hydronic system in practice that illustrates the many benefits.


Quantifying increased efficiency achievable by improving indoor climate

In this module, you will be guided through the calculation that shows the effect and the value of improved indoor climate where the air temperature is optimised by reducing temperatures above 24°C and increasing temperatures below 20°C.

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