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Electrical building services are concerned with the design of electrical illumination, electrical installations, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).  Energy efficiency in buildings has become a major concern in recent years. In an attempt to reduce greenhouse gases the Energy Efficiency Directive set by the EU in 2012 establishes methods to use energy more efficiently from its production to its consumption. The energy efficiency target for the EU in 2020 is of 20% of the projected energy use. Under this directive, the indicative Maltese energy efficiency target in 2020 is of 22%. The main potential for improving energy efficiency lies in industrial, commercial and residential sectors. Applications include heating, ventilation and airconditioning; home appliances; pumps; escalators; and lifts (elevators). A common denominator of these applications are electrical drives whereby industry accounts for the largest amount of total electricity consumption in various forms of mechanical handling and processing machinery.

Research topics of the department of IEPC related to this field are focused on different aspects of building service design for energy efficient buidlings. These include (but are not limited to):

  • Zero energy buildings
  • Energy audits
  • Energy management systems
  • High efficiency motor drives
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IEPC Microgrids Research on 'Engineering Today'
An article on Microgrid research by the Dept. of IEPC at the University of Malta was featured in issue 56 (April 2017) of 'Engineering Today', the Chamber of Engineers' quarterly magazine. 
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Expression of Interest: Pursue Research with IEPC
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Last Updated: 27 March 2017

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