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Climate and cultural based design and market valuable technology solutions for Plus Energy Houses

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870072

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 641 336,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 950,76

Coordinated by:

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy

Objective

CULTURAL-E aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Houses (PEHs), accounting for climate and cultural differences, while engaging all key players involved in the building life cycle; to create comfortable, efficient, and affordable indoor environments. CULTURAL-E will develop technologies and solution sets that are tailorable to specific contexts and energy demands, as well as performing a comprehensive optimization of the value/cost ratio of PEHs. Sets of design-for-assembly technologies will be produced and driven by a careful mapping of European climates, building archetypes, and cultural energy habits; going beyond the positive by maximizing the share of the demand covered by renewable sources (toward Ø emissions in the operational phase). The CULTURAL-E solution sets are the result of a user-centric design process and aim to achieve and affordably maintain the best indoor environmental conditions. The houses become regenerative for the indoor and outdoor environment in the life cycle, with minor extra costs compared to nZEB, thus guaranteeing a sound return of investment. E-mobility is dealt through a dedicated management strategy to avoid energy demand peaks coming from the simultaneous fast-charging of multiple vehicles. Despite an “agnostic approach” to technology selection, CULTURAL-E will enhance the TRL of specific key technologies, such as air movement for summer thermal comfort, natural and mix-mode ventilation, packed and modular HVAC units, industrialized active window systems for natural ventilation and solar control, cloud-based house management system, and user involvement in the continuous building control, optimized envelope (tailored thermal features). Finally, to increase the replicability of the solutions and the adoption of a “cultural-centric” design, key market players involved in the PEH development are supported by dedicated tools and guidelines that will assist the development of robust, inclusive business models.
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Coordinator

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Address

Viale Druso 1
39100 Bolzano

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 989 750

Participants (17)

ROYAL MELBOURNE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SPAIN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 193 812,50

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 292 872,50

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 250 687,50

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 301 060

CONSEIL DES ARCHITECTES D'EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 278 875

NOBATEK INEF 4

France

EU Contribution

€ 276 500

SINTEF AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 539 875

STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 351 000

ISTITUTO COOPERATIVO PER L'INNOVAZIONE SCRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 194 425

VILOGIA SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 549 472

OSLO KOMMUNE

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 889 431,25

WILHELM NUSSER GMBH SYSTEMBAU

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 479 500

UNICOOP IMMOBILIARE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 264 700,63

ADVANTIC SISTEMAS Y SERVICIOS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 372 907,50

VENTIVE LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 010 327,50

EUROFINESTRA SAS DI ECOSISTEMA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 549 959,38

VORTICE ELETTROSOCIALI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 214 795

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 870072

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 641 336,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 999 950,76

Coordinated by:

ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO

Italy