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.

REMOURBAN

REMOURBAN is a lighthouse project whose ultimate goal is to design and validate a urban regeneration model in the cities of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Valladolid (Spain) and Tepebasi/Eskisehir (Turkey), while maximizing its replication potential in two follower cities, Seraing (Belgium) and...

READY

The READY project aims to demonstrate how the demand of energy and particularly the needs for fossil fuels and release of CO2 can be considerably reduced to nearly zero, and show a sustainable way to go for other European cities. Demonstration is taking place in two cities: Aarhus (Denmark), which...

NEXT-BUILDINGS

The NEXT-Buildings project focuses on low energy buildings also called active houses, which are not only buildings, but active components in the overall integrated energy systems. The target is to demonstrate affordable solutions for social housing and revitalisation of town areas. The solutions...

NEED4B

NEED4B is a collaborative project that will demonstrate cost-effective and energy efficient technologies and methods for the design and construction of very low-energy new buildings. A series of pilots located in different European climates will show how to achieve a primary energy consumption...

ZENN

The research project ZenN aims to reduce energy use in existing buildings and neighbourhoods. The project strives to: demonstrate the feasibility of innovative low energy renovation processes for buildings at the neighbourhood scale, identify, optimise and disseminate the most promising management...
List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

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...

BUILDSMART Site Malmö

The Malmö demonstration site covers four new buildings. The main focus was on the sustainability of the buildings. The following buildings have been constructed: Malmö Live – Hotel building (Skanska) Malmö Live is a new concert, congress and hotel complex situated on walking distance from Malmö...

BERTIM Site Bilbao

The prefabricated timber modules, developed by the BERTIM project for renovation of buildings, will be demonstrated in the KUBIK experimental building, located in Bilbao (Spain). Developed by Tecnalia, KUBIK is a research infrastructure consisting of three floors and a cellar. The building is fully...

BERTIM Site Madrid

The prefabricated timber modules, developed by the BERTIM project for renovation of buildings, will be demonstrated in the KUBIK experimental building, located in Bilbao (Spain). The solutions will be improved based on the lessons leraned through the testing process and the global system will then...

PITAGORAS Site Brescia

The demonstration plant in Brescia includes medium/high temperature waste heat recovery (≈600ºC) from a steel foundry and ORC unit (2,1 MWe) for heat and power generation. It will be connected to the existing city district heating network. *Disclaimer: There is not sufficient information available...