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.

BEEM-UP Site Paris

The building is located in the centre of Paris, 800 m from Montparnasse train station, at the corner of Rue du Cotentin and Rue Falguière. It is composed of 87 dwellings and it was built around 1950. In 1993, the building was renovated (outer insulation, double glazed windows, boilers), but it...

E2REBUILD Site Voiron

The French demonstration site is a multi-storey building in Voiron in the Isère Department. The building was made of concrete with no insulation. The windows were first generation PVC double-glazing 4-6-4. The building had natural ventilation. All dwellings had an individual gas boilers for the...

E2REBUILD Site London

The Thamesmead demonstration is a linear block of maisonette style dwelling accommodation, built in 1974 and located in South East London (United Kingdom). The building has a concrete frame construction with a mixture of concrete and PVC-U façade panels with non-standard cavity brick infill to some...

E2REBUILD Site Roosendaal

The demonstration in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, consists of 70 identical single family terrace houses build in 1960 in the area of Kroeven. The full upgrade of the Kroeven area consists of 370 houses, of which 246 will be renovated and 112 units will be newly constructed, replacing about 100...

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE Site Drammen

The final energy demand (Design data) before the interventions has been calculated by the project using the monitoring data. The thermal energy demand after the interventions shown in Figure 1 represents the electrical demand for the heat pump. The geothermal heat extracted from the ground is not...