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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tarja Häkkinen (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 619 605

Participants (12)

BRE GLOBAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 168 610
Address
Bucknalls Lane Gartson
WD25 9XX Watford

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katie Mcgregor (Ms.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 377 870
Address
Avenue Jean Jaures 84
77420 Champs Sur Marne

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Morin (Ms.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DE LA CONSTRUCTION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 206 880
Address
Rue Du Lombard 42
1000 Bruxelles

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bart Michiels (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 800
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Luetzkendorf (Prof.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 84 400
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kvetuse Lejckova (Prof.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 53 566
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 93 843
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Bizkaia Astondo Bidea Edificio 700
48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patxi Hernandez (Dr.)
OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR UMWELT UND TECHNIK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 48 150
Address
Hollandstrasse 10/46
1020 Wien

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dagmar Goigitzer (Ms.)
CAVERION SUOMI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 52 370
Address
Torpantie 2
01650 Vantaa

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olli Nummelin (Mr.)
VINCI CONSTRUCTION FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 36 000
Address
Avenue Jules Quentin 61
92000 Nanterre

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Louis Demilecamps (Dr.)
Werner Sobek Stuttgart GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 33 600
Address
Albstrasse 14
70597 Stuttgart

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heiko Trumpf (Dr.)
STICHTING W/E ADVISEURS DUURZAAM BOUWEN - W/E CONSULTANTS SUSTAINABLE BUILDING*
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 73 875
Address
Arthur Van Schendelstraat 650
3511 MJ Utrecht

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geurt Jacob Donze (Mr.)