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Inspektoren - sustainable refurbishment europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-1999-00008

  • Start date

    1 March 2000

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 024 237

  • EU contribution

    € 5 080 126

Coordinated by:

KALMARHEM LTD.

Sweden

Objective

Problems to be solved
In the member states there are about 80 000 residential areas and 56 million flats that have been built since 1950. At the moment 170 million people are living in post war mass housing areas. As the consortium well knows, housing companies need to periodically re-furbish their housing stock and the demand for sustainable refurbishment is high - both from EC and the member states. Today there is no integration of refurbishment strategies with sustainability and not enough participation of tenants. Many refurbishment processes are only focused on technical issues and initial costs.
Scientific objectives and approach
SUREURO will provide housing companies with practical management tools for integrating sustainable development and tenant participation in their refurbishment management process without exceeding the normal costs for the tenants, who are taking part in the project. SUREURO will also develop design tools for construction companies, designers and engineers; models for better planning, design and technical specifications of refurbishment projects. Finally SUREURO will test and implement new, flexible technical concepts for sustainable transformation of existing housing areas. The result is a unique and innovative knowledge based information system for the total process. The partnership consists of seven big housing organisations from seven different countries within the European Community. To assist the housing organisation in the project there are several research organisations and industrial companies also involved. The project consists of six work packages.
The first three are the technical work-packages working in six steps:
(1) conceptual process models,
(2) inventory of existing tools and technologies (best practises within the seven countries),
(3) analysing and improvement,
(4) development toolboxes,
(5) testing in seven national refurbishment processes and
(6) finally deliver European models and toolboxes.WP1 for management tools, WP2 for design and process tools and WP3 for technical tools and solutions for refurbishment and sustainable technologies. WP4 are the seven National Projects with their state of the art reports and testing the results from the first three work packages. In WP5 at the end of the four-year long project the models and tools will be also tested in two, from the project independent, housing companies. One in a member state and one in an associated country. WP6 will result in a knowledge system and give the most important deliverables with tools in click able computer-friendly way, similar to what is used in geographic information systems. They include guidelines that consider different climate-conditions, laws and regulations. This also means that they shall be flexible to future knowledge and technologies. It is important to notice that the models are developed in a way that they can be used by all actors in a refurbishment project. These actors are housing companies, the municipality (politicians and officials), tenants, architects, consultants and contractors. The interplay between these actors shall be developed and lead to a win-win situation for all actors at all levels including the environment. It is important that the refurbished projects mean a result with healthy and comfortable indoor climate. It is a main goal that the refurbishment shall be possible to carry out within normal costs so that the tenants shall have the possibility to stay in their dwellings afterwards. SUREURO also considers environmental, social, economical, technical, architectural criteria in all stages.
Expected impacts
SUREURO aims to provide housing companies and local decision makers with practical management tools for integrating sustainable development and tenant participation in their refurbishment management process while maintaining normal and affordable costs for tenants. It will also test and implement new concepts for sustainable transformation of existing housing areas. Deliverables include a knowledge based information system consisting of models and tools for all those involved in the refurbishment process and integrates a refurbishment protocol and guidelines. The potential financial and scientific impact of SUREURO is felt to be significant.
The target groups for SUREURO are mainly:
(1) government authorities, city planners and local authorities in the areas of sustainability, who can use the results for coming planning and regulations;
(2) housing companies, who can use the models in their future refurbishment processes;
(3) tenants and their organisations, who can use the models in their demands for environmental living conditions;
(4) construction companies, designers, architects etc in co-operation with housing companies. The project results will be directed mainly at markets in member states, CEEC-countries, NDC´s and other developed countries. The continuous dissemination - international congresses and seminars in the countries involved together with the involvement of independent experts and international organisations in the area help to ensure the efficient uptake of results.

Coordinator

KALMARHEM LTD.

Address

Larmtorget 3
391 23 Kalmar

Sweden

Participants (58)

AB CONSULTANTS

France

ACTE ILE DE FRANCE

France

AMI FOUNDATION

Finland

ARKITEKHUSET I KALMAR AB

Sweden

ARKKITEHTITOIMISTO ULPU TIURI OY

Finland

ATELIERS JENS FREIBERG

France

BLOMSTRAND CONSULTING LTD

Sweden

BOLIGSELSKABET AKB HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Denmark

BRA VVX S KONSULST AB

Sweden

BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD

United Kingdom

BYFORNYELSESELSKABET DANMARK

Denmark

CENTRA V.O.S.

Czechia

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT

France

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT - CSTB

France

CENTRUM STAVENIHO INZENYRSTVI, AKCIOVA SPOLECNOST

Czechia

CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE

Czechia

CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF PRAGUE

Czechia

DAMEN CONSULTANTS BV

Netherlands

DANISH BUILDING AND URBAN RESEARCH

Denmark

DECCO AUTOMATION

Netherlands

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands

DELPHIS REPRESENTATION OFFICE IN SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Slovakia

DEMO VAN DELFT MODELONTWIKKELING BV

Netherlands

DEVELOPPEMENT D'ETUDES POUR LE LOGEMENT, LA PROMOTION DE L'HABITAT, L'INNOVATION ET LE SOCIAL

France

DWA INSTALLATIE- EN ENERGIADVIES

Netherlands

ENGLISH EXPRESS SERVICE

Sweden

FBE MANAGEMENT LTD

United Kingdom

FINNISH REAL ESTATE FEDERATION@@@

Finland

HEELING KROP BEKKERING BV

Netherlands

HYRESGAESTFOERENINGEN SMALAND-BLEKINGE

Sweden

IKON SPOL. S.R.O.

Czechia

ING. ARCH. MARTIN FEISTNER

Czechia

INSTITUT WOHNEN UND UMWELT GMBH

Germany

INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURAL PLANNING

Germany

INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY OF THE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

KRETATIV KOMMUNKATION I KARLSKRONA AB

Sweden

LES MAISONS ISATIS

France

LOGIREP

France

LUWOGE GMBH

Germany

MESTSKA REALITNI AGENTURA SRO

Czechia

MOTIVA OY

Finland

NCC AB

Sweden

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH - TNO

Netherlands

OUTSIDE LANDSKAPSARKITKTER OCH INGENJOERER AB

Sweden

PIERRE GIRARDIN

France

PSYKOLOGHUSET PERTERSSON AB

Sweden

RE MANAGEMENT AND ADVIES BV

Netherlands

SANDWELL METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

SCANDIACONSULT SVERIGE AB ELTEKNIK KALMAR

Sweden

STATUTARNI MESTO HAVIROV

Czechia

STU - K, A.S.

Czechia

SUSTAINABLE SWEDEN SOUTHEAST AB

Sweden

SWECO THEORELLS

Sweden

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

THE DISTRICT OF PRAGUE 11

Czechia

VATTEN OCH SAMHÄLLSTEKNIK I GOTALAND A B

Sweden

WOHNUNGBAUGESELLSCHAFT MARZAHN MBH

Germany

WONINGSTICHTING ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK4-CT-1999-00008

  • Start date

    1 March 2000

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 024 237

  • EU contribution

    € 5 080 126

Coordinated by:

KALMARHEM LTD.

Sweden