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Business Model Innovation for High Performance Buildings Supported by Whole Life Optimisation

Objective

"Due to barriers that exist in when considering the sustainability of the built environment, optimising energy efficiency in buildings is often a management issue and not one of design. In many cases, it is the organisation responsible for the building that makes the decision with respect to where best to invest their limited resources. For this reason, decision support tools, providing information with respect to a buildings energy consumption and methods for implementation and incentivisation of the solutions, benefiting all stakeholders involved are required.

UMBRELLA will address this issue through the development of an innovative, web-based decision-support application, which provides common independent evaluation tools built around new and adaptable business models. The interface will use guided navigation to ascertain key information from users such as: key stakeholders; building location; building type; new or retrofit build; owner objectives and preferences e.g. energy efficiency, carbon and budget requirements etc. Business models, specific to the project and stakeholders will then be provided through the online dynamic web portal, which will allow users to explore and optimise different business models and the relating implications and recommendations for interventions to their specified building. This can be applied to any building at any stage of design or use.

The UMBRELLA project will target 2% of the EU building stock within 5 years of commercialisation of project deliverables. This will result in an increase in the market share of energy efficient solutions of 15% within 5 years, resulting in reductions of 3.096Mtoe per year.

The UMBRELLA deliverables will be demonstrated in 4 regional flagship projects located in the UK, Italy, Spain and Poland.
Finally, the SME and industrial content of the consortium is high, with 7 out of the 10 partners belonging to an SME organisation and 8 of the 10 partners belonging to an industrial organisation"

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model

Call for proposal

FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Address
Kelvin Campus West Of Scotland Science Park Helix Building
G20 0SP Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 629 521
Administrative Contact
Ruth Kerrigan (Dr.)

Participants (11)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 320 191
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)
THINKSMART TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Participation ended

Ireland
Address
Ucc Western Road Western Gateway
Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
James Little (Dr.)
LGI CONSULTING
France
EU contribution
€ 353 120
Address
6 Cite De L'ameublement
75011 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandre Bredimas (Mr.)
STAMTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 293 120
Address
Via Venti Settembre 18/5
16121 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefania Amadio (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 463,75
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samantha Irish (Ms.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 025
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Giovanelli (Ms.)
SOLINTEL M&P SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 430 080
Address
Avenida De Jerez 33
28514 Nuevo Baztan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio Barona (Mr.)
NARODOWA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 192 404
Address
Swietokrzyska 20
00 002 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Rajkiewicz (Mr.)
E++ SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 936
Address
Corso Dante 10
12100 Cuneo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Altavilla (Mr.)
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 209 362
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deirdre Savage (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 79 688,25
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hazel Wallis (Ms.)