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HeAt PumPs in existing multi-family buildings for achieving union's ENergy and envIromeNtal Goals

Objective

Currently, buildings are responsible for 40 % of the energy demand and 36% of the CO2 emissions in Europe. Decarbonisation of existing buildings plays a key role in order to reach the overall climate protection targets. However, current renovation rates lie in the order of 1%.
Heat pumps are a key technology in bringing renewable shares into heat supply of buildings; especially their combination with onsite renewable electricity production e.g. by PV allows to bring high renewable shares. Their current installation in existing multi-apartment buildings is however still marginal.

The proposed technological solution is based on decentralized heat pumps, in such a way that it results an easy-to-install solution for installers, low-intrusive for the occupants and easily adaptable to a large number of different building situations. This is flanked by developing near-zero planning, implementation and operation processes, in order to facilitate the work during the planning phase, ensure a high-quality installation and effective operation, and reduce the efforts and costs within the whole retrofitting project. The challenge of cost-competitiveness is addressed by developing new financial and business models. Bringing new players (such as financial experts) and financing models to the renovation market is expected to bring the needed paradigm change and boost investments in the residential retrofitting sector. Dissemination of measured performance and system characteristics from HAPPENING will be one of the key results of the project.

Through 3 demo sites (Spain, Italy and Austria), the project will demonstrate a highly versatile, scalable and replicable solution package for buildings energy system retrofitting allowing 70-75% of renewable energy fraction, 30-50% of PE and GHG savings, reduction of planning time by 50% and installation/operation time by 30% and payback time for ESCOs and investors of less than 8 years, compared to best available solution existing today.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 463 550

Participants (11)

GIROTZE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 237 978,13
Address
Poligono Industrial Juin Txiki 5
20720 Azkoitia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EZE BARRIZAR KOOP ELK TXIKIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 410
Address
Xemeinin Etorbidea 12A H15
48270 Markina- Xemein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 282 500
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECNOZENITH SRL DI DELGROSSO & C.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 132 098,75
Address
Corso Roma 28
12037 Saluzzo Cn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 298 765,25
Address
Via I Maggio 8
38089 Storo Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AEE - INSTITUT FUR NACHHALTIGE TECHNOLOGIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 277 500
Address
Feldgasse 19
8200 Gleisdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
GWS GEMEINNUTZIGE ALPENLANDISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR WOHNUNGSBAU UND SIEDLUNGSWESEN MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 162 487,50
Address
Pluddemanngasse 107
8042 Graz
Activity type
Other
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 183 662,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 331,25
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL-ESPANA CONSEJO PARA LA EDIFICACION SOSTENIBLE-ESPANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 114
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Other
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS ENERGETICOS ANESE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 100 886,25
Address
Velazquez 53, 2 Izqda
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Other