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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

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-EEB-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 229 554,94

Participants (13)

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 263 125
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 399 085
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALOUMYL, BIOMICHANIA ALOUMINIOY ANONIMI ETAIRIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 127 801,31
Address
Kilkis Industrial Area
61100 Kilkis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SISTEMES AVANCATS D ENERGIA SOLAR TERMICA SCCL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 423 150
Address
Calle Roger De Lluria 29 3R 2E
08009 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ODIN SOLUTIONS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 341 468,75
Address
Calle Peru 5, Planta 3 Puerta 5 - Poligono Industrial Oeste - Edificio Forum
30820 Alcantarilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 191 625
Address
Bdul Preciziei 24 Imobil H3 Etaj 3-5 Sector 6
062204 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETRA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 401 625
Address
Calle Tres Forques 147
46014 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGY TRANSITIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 307 125
Address
Conquer Hall Hen-domen
SY15 6HA Montgomery
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECO INTELLIGENT GROWTH, SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 190 312,50
Address
Amposta, 14-18 Pb 2
08174 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENCIA DE L'HABITATGE DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 381 675
Address
Calle De La Diputacio 92
08015 Barcelona
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PERIFIERIA DYTIKHS MAKEDONIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 304 343,75
Address
Periohi Zep
50100 Kozani
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF CARDIFF
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 383 750
Address
County Hall Atlantic Wharf
CF10 4UW Cardiff
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
PICH-AGUILERA ARQUITECTOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 825
Address
Calle Avila 138 4 1
08018 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)