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

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.

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)

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IPOSTUDIO ARCHITETTI SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 341 760

LENZE-LUIG 3-L-PLAN GBR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 334 986

STU-K AS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 235 970,50

IRS SERVIS SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 87 648

VAROSKUTATAS (METROPOLITAN RESEARCHINSTITUTE) KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 318 252

RDF OOD AR DI EF

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 189 480

DEMO CONSULTANTS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 441 262,50

BECQUEREL ELECTRIC SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 240 960

GEMEENTE DEN HAAG

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 118 480

ENERGOSYS ENERGIAHATEKONYSAGI FEJLESZTESI ES FINANSZIROZASI ZARTKORUENMUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG*ENERGOSYSENERGY-EFFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT FINAN

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 170 563,20

LANCASTER COHOUSING COMPANY LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 162 984

SOLINTEL M&P SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 185 280

STICHTING SBRCURnet

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 333 366

UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 298 252,80

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 553 050

HUSBANKEN REGION MIDT-NORGE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 145 752

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312219

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 283 941,30

  • EU contribution

    € 5 500 000

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands