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Holistic Energy and Architectural Retrofit Toolkit

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.

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

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ECOLE NATIONALE DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS DE L'ETAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 411 250

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 300 500

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 443 750

TURBO POWER SYSTEMS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 875

HELIOTHERM WARMEPUMPENTECHNIK GES MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 364 875

ZH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 456 750

VYZVOICE SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 278 775

STILLE EKO DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA TRGOVINU I USLUGE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 201 250

REVOLVE WATER

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 450 000

QUANTIS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 176 750

CONSTRUCCIONES GARCIA RAMA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 313 425

COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DE L'HABITAT SOCIAL AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 263 812,50

AZIENDA CASA EMILIA ROMAGNA DELLA PROVINCIA DI REGGIO EMILIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 277 500

EST METROPOLE HABITAT

France

EU Contribution

€ 196 875

FUNDACION CTIC CENTRO TECNOLOGICO PARA EL DESARROLLO EN ASTURIAS DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 243 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768921

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 638 687,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 669 012,50

Coordinated by:

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy