Green Lab for Energy Efficient Buildings - GLEEB - Introduction
Green Lab for Energy Efficient Buildings - GLEEB - is a further development of the test facilities at Danish Technological Institute, thus covering all relevant technologies of interest for energy efficient buildings.
GLEEB tests and demonstrates technologies and system solutions for the building envelope, heating and ventilation systems, use of solar energy, energy management and metering, smart buildings and smart grids as well as electricity consuming equipment and appliances. In addition, documentation and related consultancy are given in connection with completed buildings to ensure that energy efficient new building and renovations have the expected low energy consumption.
GLEEB contributes to the development, testing, demonstration and market maturing of energy efficient technologies for residential, public and commercial buildings.
GLEEB combines extensive international test and documentation facilities with consulting and technology services.
The customers and stakeholders of GLEEB are manufacturers, suppliers, business development initiatives, entrepreneurs, designers, consultants, EU projects, projects within the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EDDP), funding by the Danish Energy Association (ELFORSK), Innovation Fund, municipalities, etc.
GLEEB provides laboratory services at three levels:
- Component Level
- System Level
- Building Level - New Buildings and Energy Renovated Buildings
GLEEB has received financial support from GREEN LABS DK, which is a subsidy scheme for the establishment of energy related test facilities at international level. GREEN LABS DK is supported by the Danish Energy Agency.
Brief Description of the Three Levels:
Laboratory tests under standard conditions of one or more components for documentation of functionality and energy use by national and international standards. Where appropriate, the laboratories are accredited and can test for example according to eco-design standards.
Component development, voluntary and mandatory labeling schemes and contribution to market maturity.
Testing under controlled conditions of complete systems. All tests are conducted in EnergyFlexHouse® and EnergyFlexOffice for the documentation of functionality, energy consumption, energy services and user behavior.
Component and system development, development of management systems, dynamic positive lists and contributions to market maturity.
Building Level - New Buildings and Energy Renovated Buildings
Monitoring and documentation of completed buildings and operating systems are implemented through a mobile laboratory. Here, the performance of energy consumption and energy services is documented in terms of the context and in conjunction with the user behavior. In addition, troubleshooting is conducted in connection with e.g. constructions, installations and control systems.
Development of energy efficient buildings, systems and components. Guidelines for operation and use. Development of IT solutions, intelligent control systems and systems influencing user behavior as well as contributions to market maturity.