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Energy and Seismic AFfordable rEnovation solutions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 893135

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2020

  • End date

    30 September 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 591 044,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 996 778,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA

Italy

Objective

e-SAFE defines and develops a market-ready deep renovation system for non-historic buildings, whose ability to uptake the EU market relies on the combination of decarbonization goals with earthquake safety (where applicable), indoor comfort, reduced implementation time and cost, affordable financial options, reduced occupants’ disturbance, increased aesthetic and functional attractiveness.
This is reached through an iterative process based on a multidisciplinary methodology, where traditional modelling and experimental research are integrated with tools for promoting financial feasibility, knowledge co-production, mutual learning and public engagement. The result is a new deep renovation system that benefits from the full integration between technological innovation and process-based innovation.
From a technological standpoint, e-SAFE integrates TRL5-6 technologies within a TRL8-9 upscaled framework, deployed and validated through 3 large scale pilot projects. The output is an abacus of innovative, tailorable, integrated solutions for energy-efficient deep renovation, with recyclable bio-materials and increased seismic resistance. The e-SAFE technical systems also enhance indoor comfort while significantly reducing primary energy demand.
Market uptake and public interest in deep renovation are than pursued via 3 process-based innovations: 1) a co-design protocol for future e-SAFE exploiters, to fully engage their customers in the finalization of renovation design, assisted by a newly developed ICT-based decision making tool; 2) an original dedicated value chain, where e-SAFE-related royalties are used by a new one-stop-shop financing entity for broadening deep renovation opportunities by providing to potential clients tailored financial solutions; 3) the generation of a public engagement protocol that makes every e-SAFE-based project an occasion to raise public awareness on the importance of decarbonization and seismic safety, while enhancing market opportunities.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA

Address

Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 866 250

Participants (11)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 509 500

MOVERIM CONSULTING SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 154 183,75

ISTITUTO AUTONOMO CASE POPOLARI DI CATANIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 633 876

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 167 656,25

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 259 437,50

DELOITTE LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 262 937,50

BUILDINGS PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE EUROPE ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 432 875

PINK GMBH - ENERGIE- UND SPEICHERTECHNIK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 210 262,50

Sampas Bilisim Ve Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 157 675

SALFO AND ASSOCIATES SA - ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 137 112,50

TIMMERFABRIEK WEBO BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 205 012,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 893135

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 October 2020

  • End date

    30 September 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 591 044,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 996 778,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA

Italy