Building integrated Renewable Energy Sources

The integration of Renewable energy Sources at building level has a high potential to complement the efficient designs of high-performance new buildings in order to achieve low energy districts by reducing the building energy requirements from conventional technologies to a minimum. These building integrated sources allow using local resources, reduce distribution losses and take advantage of the large surface occupied by buildings at district level. The most common examples of Building Integrated Renewable Energy Sources are solar systems in roofs or facades, small biomass boilers or geothermal energy.

List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

Triangulum

The Triangulum project will demonstrate how a systems innovation approach based around the European Commission’s Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) can drive dynamic smart city development. It will test the SIP across three lighthouse cities: Manchester (United...

PITAGORAS

The PITAGORAS project focuses on the efficient integration of city districts with industrial parks through smart thermal grids. Technologies and concepts for low and medium temperature waste heat recovery, considering as well integration with renewable energy sources (RES), and heat (and power)...

SINFONIA

The SINFONIA project is a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative is a unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria), working hand in hand to achieve 40% to...

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE

The aim of the School of the Future project was to design, demonstrate, evaluate and communicate shining examples of how to achieve the high performance building of the future. School buildings and their primary users - pupils - were the focus of the project. Both the energy and indoor environment...

R2CITIES

R2CITIES aims to develop and demonstrate an open and easily replicable strategy for designing, constructing, and managing large scale district renovation projects for achieving nearly zero energy cities. For this purpose, it will develop a demonstration and dissemination framework of very...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

Shar-LLM Site London

The Greenwich demonstrator area is one of the most strategic locations in London. It stretches along the riverfront – from the UNESCO World Heritage Site to Greenwich Peninsula – and occupies 516 Ha. The site includes visitor attractions (e.g. the O2 Arena), a new business startup district, ...

REPLICATE Site Bristol

In Bristol, the Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill neighbourhood partnership area was chosen as the target district as the REPLICATE project could bring a number of benefits to this area including: Reduce the cost, and amount, of energy consumed to tackle fuel poverty. Use more local renewable...

SmartEnCity Site Tartu

Tartu has around 100,000 citizens and it is a compact university city. It provides a very good development environment, to a great extent due to its proactive city government. Demanding cross-sectorial cooperation is well established in Tartu, and it has internationally competitive R&D...

SmartEnCity Site Vitoria-Gasteiz

The implementation area of the SmartEnCity project in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain) is the Coronación neighborhood, which is a highly vulnerable area from a social and energy-efficiency point of view. With focus on neighborhood regeneration, the actions in the demo site cover three main areas: energy...

BUILDSMART Site Bilbao

The demonstration building is a three block residential building located in the Portugalete municipality in the Greater Bilbao and it is developed by the Basque Government-Department of Housing, Public Works and Transport. The new building in Greater Bilbao is oriented to social housing, so the...