The RIBuild research partners are in contact with partners from other projects under the Horizon 2020 programme that researched on how to reduce energy consumption in existing buildings.
The related projects are:
- 3ENCULT - Efficient energy for EU cultural heritage. The project demonstrated that it is feasible to reduce the energy demand also in historic buildings to 1/4 or even 1/10, depending on the case and the heritage value.
- A2PBEER - Development of cost effective and energy efficient retrofitting methodology for public buildings, drawing on the expertise of over 21 partners from 11 European countries.
- BRESAER - Cost-effective, adaptable and industrialized “envelope system” for buildings refurbishment. This technology is expected to significantly reduce the building’s primary energy consumption and the Greenhouse emissions while improving indoor environment quality through thermal, acoustic, lighting comfort and air quality at the same time.
- Climate for Culture - The project investigated the potential impact of climate change on Europe’s cultural heritage assets – particularly on historic buildings and their interiors. For this purpose, the project has coupled climate modelling with whole building simulation tools.
- EASEE - Envelope approach to improve sustainability and energy efficiency in multi-story multi-owner residential buildings. The project developed a new approach for building retrofitting. Residential buildings were retrofitted in order to validate the approach, achieving a decrease in U-value up to 60% by installing prefabricated panels, from 25% to 45% by retrofitting the interior through aerogel and perlite based kits and up to 80% by injecting hydrophobized perlite in the cavity.
- EFFESUS - Energy efficiency for EU historic districts' sustainability. The project developed and demonstrated, through case studies, a methodology for assessing and selecting energy efficiency interventions based on existing and new technologies that are compatible with heritage values.
- RESSEEPE - Retrofitting solutions and services for the enhancement of energy efficiency in public edification. The project brought together design and decision making tools, innovative building fabric manufacturers and a demonstration programme to demonstrate the improved building performance through innovative retrofit technologies.
- RetroKit - Toolboxes for systemic retrofitting. The project developed and demonstrated in three buildings pilot multifunctional, modular, low cost and easy to install prefabricated modules in order to significantly increase the EU retrofitting rate and contribute to EU energy reduction commitments. These innovative systems target existing multi-family residential buildings.
For further reading about projects under the Horizon 2020 programme for 2014, 2015 and 2016 see the EeB PPP Project Review 2017.