REZBUILD Project will take part in a workshop of the next edition of Sustainable Places, which will be organized in a virtual way between the 27th and 30th of October

The renovation wave initiative is one of the cornerstones of the European Green New Deal. In order to share how this renovation wave can be boosted through structured and holistic approaches, REZBUILD Project, supported by the Horizon 2020 programme, will take part the next edition of the Sustainable Places event, which will be organized in a virtual way between the 27th and 30th of October.

The European initiative will participate in an online workshop that will take place the final day of the four-day conference at 09:00 AM. This seminar will be focused on how the use of specifically developed innovative solutions will support and accelerate the NZEB renovation in Europe. Four other European Projects (ReCO2ST, RenoZEB, StepUP and DRIVE 0) will be also taking part as speakers.

All these projects will present not only the technological solutions that are developing, but also some innovative ways to address some of the known barriers for the wide implementation of renovation recommendations across Europe, especially in the residential sector.

The workshop will consist of six 30-min slots, starting by setting the policy background and the position of the projects within it, in the first slot. After that REZBUILD Project will have the chance to present its proposed solution, highlighted by implementations and results from its demo sites.

The workshop will close with a 30-minute round table discussion slot. Through the discussion, the alignment of the projects’ solutions with the EU policy will be traced, including the development of a new mind-set towards renovation, stakeholder engagement with the presented concepts and tools, and identified challenges and potential. The main topics of this discussion panel will be the current barriers for the Renovation Wave, what is missing from the current renovation services “landscape”, the construction 4.0, how to engage with stakeholders and the green policy.

Started in 2017, REZBUILD Project’s main goal is to develop a refurbishment ecosystem based on the integration of cost-effective technologies, business models and life cycle interaction for a deep Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) renovation to diverse residential renovation typologies and interconnecting both, building renovation stages and stakeholders.

The initiative is driven by a consortium led by Officinae Verdi Group (Italy). The project is also integrated by Vias y Construcciones (Spain), MAETRICS (Italy), CARTIF (Spain), ESTIA (France), Comunidad de Madrid (Spain), Saint-Gobain Placo Iberica (Spain), ONYX Solar (Spain), SINTEF (Norway), OBOS (Norway), University of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Rimond (Italy) and ZABALA (Spain).