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Friendly and Affordable Sustainable Urban Districts Retrofitting

Friendly and Affordable Sustainable Urban Districts Retrofitting

Objective

About 40% of overall energy consumption in Europe is related to the building sector and over 50% of all materials extracted from earth are transformed into construction materials and products. With more than 70% of the building stock built before the first energy crisis (1970’s), energy retrofitting of buildings is envisaged as the most promising strategy to reach EU’s “20-20-20” targets. However, the traditional approach to the building energy efficient retrofitting brings poor results in relation to the urban sustainability, resource efficiency and economic return. Although the district retrofitting approach is frequently the most sustainable and cost-effective, the complexity of decision making grows exponentially when the intervention targets larger scale, even more when considering the fragmentation of the construction sector (many stakeholders, most of them SMEs). Furthermore, to support the necessary building-retrofitting market mobilization in Europe to fulfill EU-targets in 2020 and 2050, new business models and financial supporting tools need to be developed. FASUDIR will provide an Integrated Decision Support Tool (IDST) based on a new methodology supported by a software tool that will help decision makers to select the best energy retrofitting strategy to increase the sustainability of the whole district. FASUDIR’s IDST will incorporate key actors and relevant networks at the district scale and the entire value chain, and will ensure that new technologies for energy and resource efficient retrofitting are incorporated, especially those emerging from SMEs. FASUDIR takes advantage of the economies of scales and the variety of stakeholders when scaling up to the district, giving more opportunities for the development of new business and financial models with high impact in the economy. The developed methodology and software tool will be validated in three diverse urban areas, including a variety of historical periods.

Coordinator

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Address

Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia, Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700
48160 Derio Bizkaia

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 496 570,45

Administrative Contact

Ander Romero (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN MUNCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 355 546

ACCIONA INDUSTRIAL SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 14 899,73

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 253 500

INTEGRATED ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 467 944,80

GEONARDO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 373 300

ABUD MERNOKIRODA KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 174 350

CALCON DEUTSCHLAND AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 151 552,69

CONSORCIO DE LA CIUDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 71 404,80

LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 92 743,80

INTERNATIONAL INIZIATIVE FOR A SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT ITALIA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 187 500

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 298 420,27

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 609222

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    31 August 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 046 711,06

  • EU contribution

    € 2 937 732,54

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

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