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SME network business model for collective self-organised processes in the construction and retrofit of energy-efficient residential districts

Objective

PROFICIENT aims to create large business opportunities for SMEs in the construction sector by exploiting the newly emerging process of Collective Self-Organised (CSO) housing for constructing and retrofitting energy-efficient residential districts.
PROFICIENT responds to the EU-wide trend of self-organised housing process in order to boost the quality and the scale of energy-efficient buildings. Self-organised housing process --through which a group of homeowners carries out new construction and retrofitting projects on a district scale-- reflects a raising awareness towards sustainability and the increasing self-managing capability of European society.
The project aim will be achieved through developing a new business model for a “SME network of product and service providers” which will realise value-chain integration in energy-efficient housing market. This business model will enable SMEs to operate, in flexible collaboration with the end-users, on multiple network levels across the EU to jointly develop and implement integrated solutions, and to provide the end-users with a greater certainty of total cost of ownership and lifecycle performance.
PROFICIENT will also generate a new business plan for each SME player to implement the network business model. The focal point will be the business plan for local Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) to take the coordinating role in energy-efficient district projects.
Project outcomes will empirically be validated through synergies with local and national projects, such as: eco-cohousing in the UK, energy-neutral districts in the Netherlands, and the sustainable refurbishment of high-rise residential building complexes in Hungary and the Czech Republic. Impact will be assured by the establishment of Communities of Practice (CoP), the cooperation with local Chambers of Commerce, and the synergies with the ongoing EU programme KIC InnoEnergy and European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) that contributes to the SET Plan.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

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

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 341 953
Administrative Contact
Frans Koene (Mr.)

Participants (16)

IPOSTUDIO ARCHITETTI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 341 760
Address
Piazza Poggi 1
50125 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Di Giulio (Prof.)
LENZE-LUIG 3-L-PLAN GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 334 986
Address
Horlecke 46
58706 Menden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Luig
STU-K AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 235 970,50
Address
Salvejova 8
106 00 Praha 106
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Václav Vimmr (Dr.)
IRS SERVIS SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 87 648
Address
Polska 7
120 00 Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Simon (Mr.)
VAROSKUTATAS (METROPOLITAN RESEARCHINSTITUTE) KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 318 252
Address
Lonyay Utca 34 Iii/21
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
éva Gerőházi (Ms.)
RDF OOD AR DI EF
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 189 480
Address
Ulica Hristo Smirnenski 23
1320 Bankya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Bonsma (Mr.)
DEMO CONSULTANTS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 441 262,50
Address
Delftechpark 10
2628 XH Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ton Damen (Mr.)
BECQUEREL ELECTRIC SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 240 960
Address
Via Livatino 9
42124 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giacomo Bizzarri (Dr.)
GEMEENTE DEN HAAG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 118 480
Address
Spui 70
2511 BT Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Redeker (Mr.)
ENERGOSYS ENERGIAHATEKONYSAGI FEJLESZTESI ES FINANSZIROZASI ZARTKORUENMUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG*ENERGOSYSENERGY-EFFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT FINAN
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 170 563,20
Address
Benczur Utca 45 3 Em 315
1068 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrique Grosser Lagos (Mr.)
LANCASTER COHOUSING COMPANY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 162 984
Address
Meadowside 25
LA1 3AQ Lancaster
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jan Maskell (Ms.)
SOLINTEL M&P SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 185 280
Address
Avenida De Jerez 33
28514 Nuevo Baztan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Gonzales De Ubieta (Mr.)
STICHTING SBRCURnet
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 333 366
Address
Stationsplein 45 A Unit 6 016
3013 AK Rotterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kees Van Ekelen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 298 252,80
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary English (Mrs.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 553 050
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bridget Thodesen (Mrs.)
HUSBANKEN REGION MIDT-NORGE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 145 752
Address
Peter Egges Plass 2
7011 Trondheim
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Georg-Ole Vesterhus (Mr.)