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Expertise hub for a market uptake of energy-efficient supermarkets by awareness raising, knowledge transfer and pre-preparation of an EU Ecolabel

Objective

Supermarkets comprise various technical disciplines: buildings, heating-, cooling- and ventilations systems. Over one million supermarkets across Europe require ca. 4% of the total electricity. New integrated technologies for more efficient supermarkets are now available and efficiency improvements up to 30% have already been demonstrated. These heating and cooling technologies offer in the mid-term both environmental and economic benefits. The uptake of such efficient solutions is mainly hindered by non-technological market barriers.
SuperSmart tackles different barrier categories, both short-term (awareness and knowledge) and long-term (organizational, political, social), even though an immediate impact on the sector will be expected to come already from the removal of the short-term hindrances. The purpose of the SuperSmart hub is to establish a knowledge transfer and promotion platform devoted to the supermarket sector to educate/train and crosslink stakeholders of various backgrounds in such a way that the uptake of energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions is made possible. Specific objectives pursued by the hub for the supermarket sector contain:
- Reduce the environmental impact and primary energy demand
- Support the introduction of a new EU Ecolabel for Supermarkets
- Determine and remove challenges hindering the implementation of eco-energy supermarkets
- Raise the expertise level of the different decision makers (non –technical and tech. staff) related to energy usage of equipment and the benefit of integrated systems. Encourage to supply energy (heating&cooling) to nearby business units or local grids.
- Conduct direct communication among R&D organizations, suppliers, end users and governmental bodies on potential legislative initiatives
Active participation at 10 conferences & fairs and 5 dedicated workshops will disseminate the information beside trainings, and the online end-user expert panels, manufacture panels and innovation panels.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political policy/civil society/nongovernmental organization
  • /social sciences/sociology/social issues
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/thermodynamic engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2015-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SINTEF ENERGI AS
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 439 312,50

Participants (8)

SHECCO SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 247 720
Address
Rue Royale 15
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 125
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UMWELTBUNDESAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 88 312,50
Address
Woerlitzer Platz 1
06844 Dessau-rosslau
Activity type
Research Organisations
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 153 750
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 114 250
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 91 312,50
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
DPTU ENERGIJA DOO
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Londonska 1B
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT INTERNATIONAL DU FROID
France
EU contribution
€ 158 125
Address
Boulevard Malesherbes 177
75017 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)