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Standardised approaches and products for the systemic retrofit of residential Buildings, focusing on HEATing and cooling consumptions attenuation.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 680658

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 050 448,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 985 013,25

Coordinated by:

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

Objective

Heating consumption in the residential sector in Europe is around 2300 TWh/y, DHW consumptions reaches 500 TWh/y, while cooling consumption is less than 100 TWh/y. The construction sector offers unique opportunities to decarbonise the European economy. However, as the replacement rate of the existing stock is very small (1-1.5 % per year), acceleration is needed.
On top of this, the reorganisation of the sector poses tremendous challenges due to its extreme fragmentation: more than 50% of the residential buildings are owned by private single owners. Moreover, whilst few major industrial players are active on the market, it is largely dominated (more than 95%) by SMEs both on the manufacturers’ and the professionals’ side.
BuildHEAT addresses this challenging sector by:
- elaborating systemic packages for the deep rehabilitation of residential buildings
- developing innovative technologies facilitating the implementation of the renovation measures
- developing financial tools enabling large public and private investments
- involving the construction chain from the very beginning and all along the building life cycle.
A set of reliable, energy efficient and affordable retrofit solutions will be mad available, which execution is facilitated by industrialised, modular and flexible HVAC, façade and ICT systems developed.
Despite the affordability, innovative solutions are more expensive compared to off the shelf ones. Therefore financing models are needed to facilitate the massive entry to market of the new technologies. BuildHEAT aims to leverage large private investments by using European structural funds, thus promoting retrofit actions at quarter level.
Finally, BuildHEAT involves the entire construction chain – from owners to professionals to investors – in the retrofit process and all along the lifetime of the building, by addressing technical, behavioural, cultural and economic perspectives. In this way, awareness and involvement are triggered.
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Coordinator

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Address

Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 569 625

Participants (19)

FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 324 625

SITI - ISTITUTO SUPERIORE SUI SISTEMI TERRITORIALI PER L'INNOVAZIONE

Italy

CLIVET SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 943 685,75

YOURIS.COM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 366 250

ALLPLAN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 192 500

PINK GMBH - ENERGIE- UND SPEICHERTECHNIK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 470 487,50

HALFEN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 838 812,81

GREENCOM DEVELOPMENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 353 150

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 183 225

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 439 162,50

DLR-INSTITUT FUR VERNETZTE ENERGIESYSTEME EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 231 375

OVE ARUP & PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 111 650

RETE RI.GE.N.E.R.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 325 602,14

MIG MATERIAL INNOVATIVE GESELLSCHAFT MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 244 877,50

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 302 750

SOCIEDAD MUNICIPAL ZARAGOZA VIVIENDA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 483 175

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 171 250

SALIX HOMES LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 116 660,15

TECNOZENITH SRL DI DELGROSSO & C.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 316 149,90

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 680658

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2015

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 050 448,25

  • EU contribution

    € 6 985 013,25

Coordinated by:

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy