Reimagining Energy TM Services through Research & Development

At Noventa, R&D is a continuous endeavour. It provides the knowledge and insights that underpin our innovation. From aggregating technologies, products and services to develop renewable energy projects to rethinking conventional operating practises, R&D is the cornerstone of our business.

Reimagining Energy TM Services through Research & Development

At Noventa, R&D is a continuous endeavour. It provides the knowledge and insights that underpin our innovation. From aggregating technologies, products and services to develop renewable energy projects to rethinking conventional operating practises, R&D is the cornerstone of our business.

The Sum is Greater than the Parts

From 60 years of collective energy industry experience, we know that developing successful renewable energy projects means challenging conventional thinking.  More importantly, we know that each project has its own unique challenges which more often than not requires the aggregation of several technologies, products and services to achieve truly sustainable goals.

Aggregating renewable energy technologies, products and services can achieves several objectives:

  • Greater carbon reduction
  • Risk mitigation
  • Cost savings
  • Greater public acceptance
  • Scalability

Reimagining EnergyTM Services in Residential Applications

Cloud Based Smart Dual Fuel Switching System (SDFSS) for Hybrid Residential HVAC System

HVAC systems are the largest energy consumers in residential buildings. Regardless of the type of fuel that is being used for space conditioning, the energy demand is increasing in the residential sector. Meanwhile, a combination of cold climate conditions and poor HVAC control is contributing to higher energy consumption and increases in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A proper HVAC demand management system can play a prominent role in managing the energy network systems and taking a major step towards sustainable housing.

To test this thesis, we have developed a residential scale renewable energy system in Philadelphia which aggregates various green technologies to maximize carbon reduction and energy savings – including a novel residential HVAC demand management control system (SDFSS) developed by a research group at Ryerson University in Toronto.     The SDFSS offers excellent potential savings in the HVAC system energy cost and associated GHG emission, while maximizing the effectiveness of existing energy infrastructure. The SDFSS controller, through its innovative algorithm and cloud platform, considers weather conditions and forecasts, building thermal demand and HVAC system capabilities to determine optimal working conditions and then commands how the system must be scheduled. The SDFSS provides an affordable solution for buildings to better manage their energy consumption and associated costs.

Noventa will use the Philadelphia Residential Project to further our research and development efforts in the field of operating renewable energy projects and aggregating products, technologies and services in the field of green technologies to develop low carbon and new renewable energy projects, products, and services.