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Residential Retrofit assessment platform and demonstrations for near zero energy and CO2 emissions with optimum cost, health, comfort and environmental quality.

Objective

The European ageing and inefficient residential building stock needs to be refurbished to achieve the targets relevant to energy efficiency and to secure healthy and comfortable living conditions. RECO2ST addresses the challenges of nZEB refurbishment through a systemic 3 step approach: Initially a Refurbishment Assessment Tool (RAT) will be deployed to create refurbishment scenarios, empowering the decision making of the building owner, public or private. Second, Action Plans for the renovation will be formed through Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and finally a refurbishment package of innovative and customizable technologies will be installed (Retrofit-Kit) for personalized renovation.
The Retrofit-Kit features cost efficient and modular technologies: Vacuum insulation (VIP), Modular Photovoltaics, Smart Windows with heating and cooling capacity, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Intelligent Energy Management (IEMS), Nature Based Technologies (NBT) and optionally Cool Materials and Solutions. Their integration into personalized refurbishment packages for four demonstration sites will be conducted and validated. The renovation assessment tool and associated technologies will be demonstrated in four apartment block buildings (Spain, Switzerland, UK and Denmark) capturing climatic and construction variability across Europe, in total 67 apartments and 4900m2 of build space. The renovation assessment tool will tested on early adopter sites during the project. The modularity and adaptability of the RECO2ST Retrofit-Kit is key to achieving the expected performance and the Least-Cost method developed in the project will facilitate achieving this performance for the right price with a personalized renovation Action Plan developed quickly and accurately for each site under renovation. The demonstration sites will be refurbished into nZEBs achieving savings between 71 and 99%, with excellent internal environmental quality and payback in less than 15 years.

Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Address

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 724 375

Participants (16)

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BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 896 750

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 594 650

UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 343 000

ESTIA SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 420 000

VA-Q-TEC AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 475

GROUPE E GREENWATT SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 419 447

QUANTIS

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 199 500

ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 321 475

HORN IRENE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 222 687

CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 163 625

FREDERIKSHAVN BOLIGFORENING

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 377 562,50

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND, LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 526 143,50

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 262 500

AYUNTAMIENTO DE CADIZ

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 601 875

RETRAITES POPULAIRES

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 288 750

EUROPEAN COOL ROOFS COUNCIL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 251 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 768576

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    30 June 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 415 618,75

  • EU contribution

    € 6 914 690

Coordinated by:

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark