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Sustainability and performance assessment and benchmarking of buildings - SuPerBuildings

Objective

The project will develop 1) sustainability indicators for buildings, 2) understanding about the needed performance levels considering new and existing buildings, different building types and local requirements, 3) methods for the benchmarking of sustainable buildings (SB) and 4) recommendations for the effective use of benchmarking systems as instruments of steering and in building processes. The work will make use of the existing knowledge of SB assessment and rating systems. However, the project recognises that there are still unsolved issues and areas with no common understanding. These include: a) the integration of social and economic issues with SB assessment, b) consideration of certain environmental aspects as land use, c) defining appropriate performance levels considering both minimal levels and advanced targets, d) consideration of local conditions, different building types, and both new and existing buildings when selecting performance levels, d) selection of benchmarking criteria to be easily adopted in different parts of Europe, e) effective mobilisation of the benchmarking system, f) effective making use of the system in building processes and in building regulation and steering. The work will be divided into 8 work packages: WP1 ensures the effective work progress and the good communication between project members and between the project and the Commission; WP2 establishes the common starting point for the project; WP3 analyses the potential of SB benchmarking systems as an instrument of steering and when used in different phases of building projects, WP4 develops and selects sustainability indicators that describe the environmental, social and economic performance of buildings. WP4 will focus on the development of data validity and reliability for each key indicator. WP5 defines performance levels and benchmarking criteria, WP6 makes recommendations for effective exploitation, WP7 pilots the system, and WP8 disseminates the outcomes with help of the project NETWORK GROUP and with help of powerful organisations of building professionals.
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Address

Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 Vtt Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 619 605

Administrative Contact

Tarja Häkkinen (Dr.)

Participants (12)

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BRE GLOBAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 168 610

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 377 870

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DE LA CONSTRUCTION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 206 880

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 100 800

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 84 400

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 53 566

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 93 843

OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR UMWELT UND TECHNIK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 48 150

CAVERION SUOMI OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 52 370

VINCI CONSTRUCTION FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 36 000

Werner Sobek Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 33 600

STICHTING W/E ADVISEURS DUURZAAM BOUWEN - W/E CONSULTANTS SUSTAINABLE BUILDING*

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 73 875

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 244087

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 595 587

  • EU contribution

    € 1 949 569

Coordinated by:

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

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