Trane's heat pumps prove effective in decarbonizing heating systems of Italian schools
Trane Technologies’ heat pumps have played a key role in decarbonizing the heating systems of 31 schools in Fiumicino, Italy.
The project involved replacing gas boilers with electrified heating systems as part of an effort to convert all schools in the town into carbon-neutral, energetically sustainable, and autonomous buildings. The project also included the installation of photovoltaic systems, LED lighting, and a fully automated management system. The new heating systems are based on 40 Trane Sintesis Advantage CXAF, Conquest CXAX, and Cube CXB air-to-water heat pumps, which contribute to the overall emission reduction with an estimated average of up to 390 tonnes of CO2 per year. The project has resulted in energy savings equivalent to around 650 tonnes of oil equivalent of heat and electricity, reducing atmospheric emissions of almost 1,400 tonnes of CO2 per year.
According to Louis Rompre, portfolio manager at Trane in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, the project is a great example of how existing technology can be used to create sustainable and green districts.