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Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: EeB.NMP.2013-6 | Award Amount: 13.85M | Year: 2013

CommONEnergy focuses on existing shopping malls to be refurbished and buildings with a different original function, redesigned to become shopping malls. Wholesales&Retail buildings represent 28% of the total non-residential building stock (BPIE, 2010), accounting for approximately 157 Mtoe in 2005 (EU EEAP). Considering typical shopping malls high impact on modern society (ICSC, 2008), the project addresses their transformation as lighthouses of energy efficient architectures and systems as well as assessment transparency. CommONEnergy has the objective to re-conceptualize shopping malls through deep retrofitting, develop a systemic approach made of technologies and solution sets as well as methods and tools to support their implementation and to assess their impact in a life cycle approach. The main concept to advance the state-of-the-art is the shift from single-action refurbishment to deep retrofitting, with a systemic performance-driven approach including: integrated design process guidelines, integrative modelling environment, energy-economic evaluation tools, lean construction and management procedures, continuous commissioning approach, environmental and socio-cultural impact assessment. The Systemic Retrofitting Approach (SRA) allows to achieve the foreseen targets: up to factor 4 reduction of energy demand, power peaks shaving and 50% increased share of renewable energy source favoured by the intelligent energy management and effective storage. 10 to 20 systemic solution-sets will be developed, demonstrating the widest replication of the cases investigated during the project. These outstanding energy performances will be achieved with short pay-back times (below 7 years) and high indoor environmental quality, with industrial conceptualization of the solutions and implementation tools. Organisation of technical workshops for relevant stakeholders contributes to create a generation of skilled practitioners and promote a domino effect to exploit benefits.

Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: SCC-01-2014 | Award Amount: 23.79M | Year: 2015

REMOURBAN aims at the development and validation in three lighthouse cities (Valladolid-Spain, Nottingham-UK and Tepebasi/Eskisehir-Turkey) of a sustainable urban regeneration model that leverages the convergence area of the energy, mobility and ICT sectors in order to accelerate the deployment of innovative technologies, organisational and economic solutions to significantly increase resource and energy efficiency, improve the sustainability of urban transport and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in urban areas. The urban renovation strategy will be focused on the citizens, because they become the cornerstones to making a smart city a reality and will not only be the most affected by the improvements but also they will be the common factor of each of them. HOW THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE ACHIEVED 1. Developing a sustainable urban regeneration model, considering a holistic approach, which supports the decision making of the main stakeholders for addressing wide renovation and city transformation processes. 2. Validating the urban regeneration model by means of large scale interventions on several cities called lighthouse cities, Valladolid, Nottingham and Tepebasi/Eskisehir (more than 1.000 dwellings retrofitted, more than 190 EV deployed and a total investment higher than 14 M). 3. Guaranteeing the replicability of the model at European level. Two cities will be also involved in the consortium, called follower cities, Seraing (Belgium) and Miskolc (Hungary) and will be developed a procedure for assessing the replicability potential of the model. 4. It is planned an intense activity focused on generating exploitation and market deployment strategies to support the commercial exploitation of the project outcomes. 5. It will be deployed a powerful communication and dissemination plan. This plan will integrate a citizen engagement strategy and will disseminate the benefits of the project to a wide variety of audiences (more than 11.000 citizens engaged).

Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: EEB-ICT-2011.6.4 | Award Amount: 3.76M | Year: 2011

CAMPUS 21 focuses on the energy-efficient operation of public buildings and spaces. It brings together the expertise of national research centres from Germany (Telecommunications), Ireland (IT in AEC, Artificial Intelligence), Austria (Building Physics), and Spain (Information Technology); the management experience of Public Authorities and bundles this with the process expertise from multiple industry sectors, such as Construction & Facilities Management, Building Services Systems Manufacturers and Energy Providers.\n\nCAMPUS 21 develops, deploys, and tests a Hardware-Software-Platform for the integration of existing ICT-subsystems supporting energy, building, and security systems management. The key technological innovations of CAMPUS 21 are (i) integration concepts for energy management systems (WP3) including the related middleware components (WP4), (ii) methodologies for intelligent, optimised control of building services systems (WP5), and finally (iii) algorithms and tools to support load-balancing between renewable micro-generation, storage systems, and energy consuming devices in buildings and public spaces (WP6).\n\nThis is complemented by the development of key business elements, including: (iv) new business models for integrated energy management and the underpinning novel procurements schemes (WP1) and (v) the development of Performance Metrics and a holistic Evaluation Concept for Systems Integration (WP2).\n\nCAMPUS 21 uses existing demonstrators and living laboratories as a nucleus for up-scaling and expanding the project scope from single building to campus scale. Three sites are used for research and validation of energy and cost savings, a university campus, a multi-purpose sports arena and an indoor sports complex.\nDue to its cross-sectoral membership, CAMPUS 21 goes across the whole innovation chain. It contributes with ground-breaking innovation to the establishment of world-class infrastructures and the economic recovery plan of the European Union.

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