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PLUG-N-play passive and active multi-modal energy HARVESTing systems, circular economy by design, with high replicability for Self-sufficient Districts Near-Zero Buildings

PLUG-N-play passive and active multi-modal energy HARVESTing systems, circular economy by design, with high replicability for Self-sufficient Districts Near-Zero Buildings

Objective

Conventional Retrofitting (CR) can result in high energy use reductions at the expense of high installation costs and, usually, without being able to directly perform harvesting from Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Building Automation (BA) systems, as compared to CR, can result in medium energy use reductions and in low or medium harvesting from RES at the expense of medium installation costs and medium operational costs. Recently, the concept of Adaptable/Dynamic Building Envelopes (ADBE) - such as Multifunctional Façade Modules - has been proposed towards overcoming many of the shortcomings of CR and BA. ADBE systems can result in high energy use reductions and high harvesting from RES at the expense of medium-to-high installation costs and medium operational costs. The main strategic goal of the PLUG-N-HARVEST proposal is to design, develop, demonstrate and exploit a new modular, plug-n-play concept/product for ADBE - deployable to both residential and non-residential buildings - which is able to provide high (maximum possible) energy use reductions and high (maximum possible) energy harvesting from RES both at the single-building and the district scale while requiring medium-to-low installation costs and almost-zero operational costs. Moreover, by appropriately exploiting its attributes, the PLUG-N-HARVEST system will be designed and implemented considering circular economy principles, which will allow implementing new business models based on leasing and renting modes and, by this, leaving the door open to massive implementations. Four different multi-building Pilots – in Germany, Spain, Greece and the U.K. - will be used for demonstrating the use of the integrated PLUG-N-HARVEST system in full-scale, on a 24/7 basis and for a long period. The Pilots involve buildings with all different kinds of energetic, thermal and occupants' interactions, home occupants of highly diverse behaviour and background and include both residential and non-residential buildings.
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Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Address

Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 178 750

Participants (12)

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RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 263 125

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 399 085

ALOUMYL, BIOMICHANIA ALOUMINIOY ANONIMI ETAIRIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 280 350

SISTEMES AVANCATS DE ENERGIA SOLAR TERMICA SCCL - AIGUASOL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 393 750

ODIN SOLUTIONS S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 468,75

SIEMENS SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 282 625

ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 401 625

ENERGY TRANSITIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 307 125

ECO INTELLIGENT GROWTH, SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 190 312,50

AGENCIA DE L'HABITATGE DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 357 500

PERIFIERIA DYTIKHS MAKEDONIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 305 000

COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF CARDIFF

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 383 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768735

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 896 147,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 993 466,25

Coordinated by:

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

Greece