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Holistic Energy and Architectural Retrofit Toolkit

Objective

HEART is a multifunctional retrofit toolkit within which different subcomponents – ICT, BEMS, HVAC, BIPV and Envelope Technologies – cooperate synergistically to transform an existing building into a Smart Building.
Based on a whole-building performance approach, the toolkit is conceived to achieve extremely high levels of energy efficiency in the existing residential building stock, with particular reference to Central and Southern Europe, where climate change and energy transition have boosted electricity consumption peaks both during summer and winter seasons. However, it may be extended equally well to new residential and commercial buildings.
The system’s central core consists of a cloud-based computing platform which concentrates managing and operational logic to support decision-making in planning and construction as well as energy performance enhancement and monitoring during operation. The Toolkit provide energy saving, energy fluxes optimization, data exchange, stakeholders’ active involvement and Smart Grid interactivity.
Interoperable building technologies and installations are also integrated in the toolkit: envelope solutions (thermal insulation and windows) ensure a reduction of thermal loads, while technical systems (BEMS, BIPV, heat pump, fan-coils, power controller, storage systems) ensure energy efficiency and RES exploitation.
All technical systems and building components are structured as a function of their affordability, interactivity, practicality, reduced installation time and non-invasiveness.
HEART's contribution to the improvement of the building renovation process can be briefly summarized through its main features:
• Retrofit planning and implementation optimization;
• Reduction of total energy consumption;
• Reinforcement of RES exploitation;
• Rationalization of energy flows inside the building and between building and Smart Grids;
• Active involvement of stakeholders;
• Support to energy financing.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data exchange
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EEB-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 016 500

Participants (15)

ECOLE NATIONALE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS DE L'ETAT
France
EU contribution
€ 411 250
Address
Rue Maurice Audin 1
69518 Vaulx En Velin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 300 500
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 443 750
Address
Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano
Activity type
Research Organisations
TURBO POWER SYSTEMS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 875
Address
1 Queens Park. Queensway North
NE11 0QD Gateshead
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELIOTHERM WARMEPUMPENTECHNIK GES MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 364 875
Address
Sportplatzweg 18
6336 Langkampfen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 456 750
Address
Via Ariberto 20
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VYZVOICE SA
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 278 775
Address
Rue De L'industrie 11
8399 Windhof
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STILLE EKO DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA TRGOVINU I USLUGE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 201 250
Address
Augustina Vivode 22
52470 Umag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REVOLVE WATER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 450 000
Address
Rue D'arlon 63-67
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
QUANTIS
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 176 750
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl Pse D
1024 Ecublens Vd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSTRUCCIONES GARCIA RAMA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 313 425
Address
Calle Ramon Areces 20 Bajo
33211 Gijon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DE L'HABITAT SOCIAL AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 263 812,50
Address
Square De Meeus 18
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
AZIENDA CASA EMILIA ROMAGNA DELLA PROVINCIA DI REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 277 500
Address
Via Costituzione 6
42124 Emilia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EST METROPOLE HABITAT
France
EU contribution
€ 196 875
Address
53 Rue Paul Kruger
69100 Villeurbanne
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CTIC CENTRO TECNOLOGICO PARA EL DESARROLLO EN ASTURIAS DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 125
Address
Calle Ada Byron 39 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations