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 demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

SINFONIA Site Bolzano

Since 2005, Bolzano (Italy, 100,000 inhabitants) has developed an ambitious investment plan for large scale urban refurbishment in collaboration with both public and private stakeholders. The work undertaken in SINFONIA is part of this plan, and aims to achieve 40% to 50% primary energy savings in...

GrowSmarter Site Stockholm

Sweden’s capital city Stockholm has been working on climate change mitigation and adaption since the 1990s. The city is a real frontrunner, with well implemented climate action plans and pioneering policies to ensure it meets its ambitious environmental targets. The carbon dioxide emissions have...

GrowSmarter Site Cologne

Situated on the banks of the river Rhine, Cologne is the fourth largest city in Germany and home to key players in business and industry. The city is committed to the European Union’s goal of achieving a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a 20% increase in the share of renewable energy and...

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 Stavanger

The Stavanger region is regarded as one of the most innovative regions in Norway. For ten years in a row, it has been appointed The Best Business Region in Norway (NHO) and has a practice for close triple helix cooperation among businesses, academia and public sector. The region aims at a high...