Building envelope retrofitting

The deep renovation of the existing stock of residential and non-residential buildings facilitates the efficient use of resources, the reduction of waste and the mitigation of CO2 emissions. There are different solutions available to gain benefits in terms of energy and resource efficiency such as the use of premanufactured front-mounted façades to keep the existing building structures that are of cultural, architectural, historical and educational value.

Successful approaches include the integration of HVAC and photovoltaic components in the façades, semitransparent insulation, new glazing technologies and other innovations in construction components that provide architectural flexibility and decrease energy consumption. Energy supply units can be upgraded or replaced by state-of-the-art technology and room layouts reassessed and optimized. Ecological and energy-oriented refurbishment strengthens energy independence, reduces fossil fuel consumption, increases social well-being and shapes cultural identity of all European citizens.

List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

GrowSmarter Site Barcelona

Voted European Capital of Innovation 2014, Barcelona is a vast metropolitan hub with a long tradition of industry and entrepreneurship. Barcelona City Council encourages strategic initiatives aimed at generating international collaboration and promoting a global and forward-looking vision to...

TRIANGULUM Site Eindhoven

Eindhoven is the centre of the Brainport Region, today one of the three top economic engines of The Netherlands delivering about 14% of the national GDP.  As part of TRIANGULUM two districts will be transformed into sustainable living environments. The former Philips industrial complex in the...

TRIANGULUM Site Manchester

The city of Manchester is one of ten local authorities that make up the Greater Manchester conurbation, which has a total population of 2.6 million people and is the second largest economy in the United Kingdom. ‘Corridor Manchester’ will be the focus of activity in the city - a 2 km long spine...

BEEM-UP Site Delft

The BEEM-UP building site is located in the north west of Delft, approximately 2,5 km from the city centre. The group of buildings is called Complex 5. The area has a specific identity as the surrounding buildings share the typical Dutch brick façade as a remarkable architectural quality. Before...

BEEM-UP Site Alingsas

Brogården in Alingsås is an area of multi-dwelling buildings built in 1971-1973. The area comprises a total of 300 flats, divided into 16 houses with 2-4 floors each. All flats have a balcony or a patio. The Brogården area is currently undergoing an extensive renewal, which started in the spring of...