SCIS demonstration and urban planning projects

BUILDSMART

The purpose of BUILDSMART is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates, since energy consumption in buildings varies greatly throughout Europe due to differences in climate, socio-economic factors, building techniques.The project... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, New Buildings

BERTIM

BERTIM will develop a prefabricated solution providing the opportunity to renovate buildings, with a view to improving energy performance, air quality, aesthetics, comfort, and property value at the same time, while ensuring low intrusiveness during renovation works. The manufacturing of the solution will be included in a holistic methodology for... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EE 1 – 2014: Manufacturing of prefabricated modules for renovation of buildings,
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Prefabricated modules

BEEM-UP

BEEM-UP aimed to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives, drastically reducing energy consumption in existing buildings, and paving the way towards massive market uptake. BEEM-UP involved building owners at three sites in France, Sweden and the Netherlands in implementing an innovative approach, to go... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Renovation

BRESAER

BRESAER will develop a cost-effective, adaptable and industrialized envelope system for the refurbishment of buildings. The system will include a combination of active and passive pre-fabricated solutions which will be integrated in a versatile lightweight structural mesh. This new technology is expected to significantly reduce a building’s... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EeB 2 - 2014: Adaptable envelopes integrated in building refurbishment projects

TetraEner

The TETRAENER project was based on the premise of creating residential communities where external energy dependency is reduced by optimising the supply/demand balance through an improvement in energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources, together with demand monitoring and control applications. TETRAENER encompassed two new urban... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

STACCATO

With the STACCATO project three European capital districts - Amsterdam-Noord (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Óbuda (Budapest, Hungary) and Oborishte (Sofia, Bulgaria) - demonstrated sustainable energy concepts in existing representative residential areas. The urban areas all faced technical arrears and a lack of social cohesion. These large-scale... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

SORCER

The SORCER project was based on energy efficient dwellings with a maximum use of sustainable energy in two communities: Hillerød in Denmark and Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. As part of the project, Hillerød and Apeldoorn worked on very ambitious developments and their cooperation increased the impact of the demonstration, helping Europe to reduce... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Greenfield development

SOLUTION

The SOLUTION project mobilised public/private resources to build showcases of energy self-sufficient communities in Austria, Croatia, Finland and Switzerland (together with an associated Slovenian community) with a strong potential for replication throughout Europe. SOLUTION was designed to respond to the needs of an effective take-off of the... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

SERVE

The SERVE project implemented a series of actions in the field of sustainable energy with the overarching goal of creating a sustainable energy region in the district of North Tipperary in Ireland. The project actions included energy upgrades for existing dwellings in the region, installation of renewable energy heating systems, construction of an... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

SEMS

The intention of SEMS was to promote sustainable and capable energy saving and optimizing projects. The long term overall objective of the four core communities in Germany, Austria, Luxemburg and Poland is the self-supply of energy from renewable sources.This involved considerably lowering the energy consumption of the four communities and... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development