REfurbishment decision making platform through advanced technologies for near Zero energy BUILDing renovation
The main aim of this project, funded by the Horizon2020 Programme of the European Commission, is to define an innovative and collaborative refurbishment ecosystem for transforming RE assets into Near Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB).
The construction sector is the highest energy consumer (about 40 %) and main contributor to GHG emissions (about 36 %) in Europe. At this stage, tackling refurbishment of existing residential buildings (historic buildings included) is a top priority and decarburization is the main goal aligned with the European energy and climate change policies, which turn Energy Efficiency into a sustainable business.
Nowadays, NZEB renovation methodologies are required as one of the key enablers in order to promote business research and innovation through energy-efficient buildings.
In this context, REZBUILD will base its refurbishment ecosystem with the integration of cost-effective technologies, business models and life cycle interaction to diverse residential renovation typologies and interconnecting both, building renovation stages and stakeholders.
This innovation will establish a multi-collaborative framework within a refurbishment methodology managed by an Agile Project Management tool based on cloud service, capable to interconnect in real-time the key steps of a tailored retrofitting plan among all stakeholders involved within the building renovation value chain.
Moreover, decision making tools will be performed in order to validate the best optimized cost-effective refurbishment technology package in 3 different European scenarios (Spain, Norway and Italy), each one with a different representative climate and typology of building.
This all-in-one decision making platform will communicate all stakeholders involved in the housing renovation process from designers, refurbishment to private consumer and public / private owners. Key stakeholders groups and local communities will be involved in the project through social innovation actions.
REZBUILD consortium brings together 13 partners from 5 different countries. The consortium is formed by the equilibrated collaboration of international level entities represented by big industries, SMEs, consultancy firms, RTD centres, public bodies, users associations and academic institutions: Officinae Verdi Group (Italy), Vias y Construcciones (Spain), CARTIF (Spain), ESTIA (France), Comunidad de Madrid (Spain), Saint-Gobain Placo Iberica (Spain), ONYX Solar (Spain), SINTEF (Norway), OBOS (Norway), University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Exploded View (Spain), Rimond (Italy) and Zabala Innovation Consulting (Spain).
Project duration: October 2017 to September 2021.