Below the references to some EU funded projects that research and propose new techniques to increase energy efficiency and asses economic performance in the construction sector.
AmBIENCe : Actively Managed Buildings with Energy Performance Contracting- is an H2020 project that aims to extend the concept of energy performance contracting for active building and making the model available and attractive to a wider range of building typologies. (http://ambience-project.eu/)
eCentral project : eCentral project promotes energy efficiency awareness and supports public authorities in reducing energy use in buildings to nearly zero.
H2020 Drive 0 : We want to accelerate deep renovation processes by enhancing a consumer centered circular renovation process in order to make deep renovation environmentally friendly, cost effective and more attractive for consumers and investors
ReCO2ST : Residential Retrofit assessment platform and demonstrations for near zero energy and CO2 emissions with optimum coST, health, comfort and environmental quality.
RINNO :RINNO envisions to deliver a framework solution that will help drastically accelerating the rate of deep renovation in EU building stock reaching an ambitious annual renovation rate of 3.5%. Its ultimate goal is to develop, validate and demonstrate an operational interface with augmented intelligence and an occupant-centered approach that will streamline and facilitate the whole lifecycle of building renovation (planning-design, retrofitting, monitoring).(https://rinno-h2020.eu/)
Aldren : ALliance for Deep RENovation in buildings. Implementing the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme, as back-bone along the whole deep renovation process
EENVEST : Risk Reduction For Building Energy Efficiency Investment. The aim of EEnvest is the creation of a web-based search platform that can match the demand and offer of buildings to be retrofitted with funding available from external financiers (https://www.eenvest.eu/)
QualDeEPC : Enhancing Energy Performance Certification and their link with deep renovation
sin_ikiaEU : syn.ikia aims at achieving sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods with more than 100% energy savings, 90% renewable energy generation triggered, 100% GHG emission reduction, and 10% life cycle costs reduction, compared to nZEB levels. This will be achieved while ensuring high quality indoor environment and well-being.
SPHERE : Is are a project that aims to provide a BIM-based Digital Twin Platform to optimise the building lifecycle, reduce costs and improve energy efficiency in residential buildings.
sEEnergies : The overall aim of sEEnergies is to quantify and operationalize the potentials for energy efficiency in buildings, transport, and industry.
UtilitEE : Developing Consumer-Oriented Universal Behavioural Change Framework. Transforming the utilities’ business models through universal behavioural change framework and ICT tools for energy efficiency (https://t.co/0OFRL8iZMo?amp=1)
LIFE Level(s) : a framework of common EU indicators to address life cycle environmental performance of buildings. Level(s) aims to be the foundation of Europe’s future sustainable building policy and stimulate awareness raising. (https://lifelevels.eu/)
EERAdata : EERAdata aims to accelerate the implementation of the Energy Efficiency across Europe by supporting policy-makers to effectively assess the impacts of EE investments, with an initial focus on investments in buildings, in order to achieve a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock.
ZERO-PLUS : Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology
ExcEED: ExcEED is over but its platform, changing its name to enbuibench will still be freely available!
The ExcEED Guidelines aim to support building users and professionals to navigate through the features of the platform, which consists of:
- A European database collecting data from buildings
- A front-end dashboard with integrated analytical tools
- A collection of building Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- A set of tools that allows geo-clustered, statistical and knowledge analysis of building data
- A benchmarking function to analyse building interaction
- An Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) survey to evaluate occupants’ perception of indoor comfort.