VORTICE S.p.A. and Eurofinestra, two of the four technology providers of the Cultural-E project, participated at Klimahouse 2020, an international fair for renovation and energy efficiency in construction in Bolzano, Italy.
VORTICE S.p.A. presented NORDIK ECO, a range of energy-saving ceiling fans that will be installed and tested in the Cultural-E four demonstration buildings. Entirely designed and manufactured in Italy, the NORDIK ECO is equipped with a brushless electronic commutation – an EC motor that ensures low-energy consumption and allows to regulate the speed accordingly to the specific needs.
It is also equipped with a reversibility function that inverts the air flow direction from bottom to top: this feature improves the heat destratification. The process of mixing air to reduce stratified layers of temperatures between the floor (colder) and the ceiling (warmer), helps to maintain a comfortable environment even in cold-climate areas. NORDIK ECO was also featured in 20 and 22 January issues of the Italian magazine Il Sole 24 ORE (images below).
Eurofinestra presented the prototype of ZEN2020, a sustainable natural wood window designed on a modular frame, suitable for different climate zone, which integrates a subframe system to guarantee an easy installation (image below). ZEN2020 also features a mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery and integrated smart shading.
All these features cooperate to reduce thermal bridges and to improve the indoor comfort of enclosed spaces. In this prototype vacuum glass was also tested: it is a new glass technology that allows to drastically shrink the high-performance triple glazing thickness, thanks to the vacuum technology. ZEN2020 will also be installed and tested in the four Cultural-E demonstration buildings during the next five years.