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REZBUILD Project strengthens links with local communities

By |2019-10-30T17:01:06+00:00October 30th, 2019|News|

  • The European initiative, focused on the development of an innovative renovation ecosystem for Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB), celebrates a workshop with local agents at the demo site settled in the Italian city of Martellago

With the main purpose of strengthen its links with local communities, the REZBUILD Project, backed by H2020 European programme, will celebrate a workshop in the initiative’s demo site located in Martellago (Italy) that will allow the project consortium to share the advances achieved in these testing premises with different agents involved in the refurbishment sector.

The event will take place the 6th of November and has been designed to promote the exchange of knowledge, boost interaction, review the main progresses achieved by the initiative and activate new strategies to enforce communication with local communities to get their feedback more effectively.

The REZBUILD Project, aimed to create an innovative renovation ecosystem for Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) in Europe, will test the technologies developed in the initiative in three multiscale demo sites located in residential buildings in Madrid (Spain), Oslo (Norway) and Martellago (Italy). These demo sites have been chosen to cover 3 of the most usual residential building typologies in Europe and represent the most prevalent European climates (North-Continental, Central-Atlantic and South-Mediterranean).

Specifically, the Martellago demo site consists in a social building built in 1970 where REZBUILD partners will renovate 2/4 residential apartments.

The Demo has a relevant amount of windows, making it a suitable site for demonstrating the efficiency of PV Glass. Insulation and HVAC systems performance for hot humid climate will also be demonstrated. Due to its use, lighting refurbishment will also be paramount. The goal of the refurbishment is the reduction of more than 60% in consumption and cost of energy, improving comfort.

The REZBUILD Project, that started in 2017 and will continue until September 2021, is driven by a consortium led by Officinae Verdi Group (Italy). The initiative is also integrated by Vias y Construcciones (Spain), 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 Innovation Consulting.

The REZBUILD Project partners analyse their progresses in Italy

By |2019-10-29T17:49:19+00:00October 29th, 2019|News|

  • The European initiative consortium will gather in Venice-Mestre to share the main achievements made in the different work packages since the project kicked off

Two years after the European REZBUILD Project, backed by H2020 programme, kicked off, the leading consortium of the initiative will gather in the Italian city of Venice-Mestre in order to analyse the main advances achieved by the partners in the development of advanced technologies aimed to create an innovative renovation ecosystem for Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) in Europe.

Between the 5th and 7th of November, the consortium members will have the chance of addressing the main challenges arisen within the initiative and discuss the next steps to pursue goals such as optimize the execution time of the construction works and boost rehabilitation processes using BIM technologies.

The three day event will include different presentations designed to allow the partners to explain the main achievements, opportunities and weaknesses detected in the different work packages that integrate the initiative.

In addition of these sessions, several technical workshops and discussion panels will address the different technological disciplines.

The consortium meeting will also include presentations regarding the three multiscale demo sites created for testing the developments and technologies of the REZBUILD project.

The demo sites are residential buildings located in Madrid (Spain), Oslo (Norway) and Martellago (Italy) and have been chosen to cover 3 of the most usual residential building typologies in Europe and represent the most prevalent European climates (North-Continental, Central-Atlantic and South-Mediterranean).

The REZBUILD Project, that started in 2017 and will continue until September 2021, is driven by a consortium led by Officinae Verdi Group (Italy). The initiative is also integrated by Vias y Construcciones (Spain), 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 Innovation Consulting.

Rising awareness about how smart technologies can support buildings refurbishment in Europe

By |2019-09-17T10:38:12+01:00September 17th, 2019|News|

The European Commission has launched a consultation on the establishment of the Smart Readiness Indicator to help ensure that building owners are aware of the benefits that smart technologies can bring

European authorities are working on reversing the impact that construction sector has as a massive energy consumer and main contributor to GHG emissions. With the aim of making building owners, occupants and other interested parties an important part of the solution, the European Commission has launched a consultation on the Smart Readiness Indicator to rise awareness of the significant benefits that smart technologies and ICT can bring to buildings, particularly in terms of improved energy performance and enhanced comfort and well-being.

“The SRI is a new instrument to rate the smart readiness of buildings, to be established under the Energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD) 2018/844. The aim of the consultation is to collect a broad feedback on some of the structuring factors of the SRI scheme, in order to inform and orient the policy making process”, has the EC informed in a statement.

The consultation, that will be open until 3 October 2019, is part of the provisions of the EPBD that support modernisation of buildings in the EU, including through a wider and faster uptake of smart technologies.

This initiative is in addition to other important actions taken in order to tackle the refurbishment of existing residential buildings as a top priority within the European energy and climate change policies.

In fact, the REZBUILD Project, backed by H2020 European programme, is also a part of the efforts made with the aim to create a green and sustainable housing sector in Europe. This initiative pursues making a collaborative refurbishment ecosystem focused on the existing residential building stock.

REZBUILD project is working on the integration of innovation technologies in order to pave the way towards an annual renovation building rate of 2,5% instead of current rates lower than 1%.

This project, started in October of 2017, will run for 4 years and boost rehabilitation processes using BIM technologies.

The REZBUILD Project is driven by a consortium led by Officinae Verdi Group (Italy). The rest of the partners are Vias y Construcciones (Spain), 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 Innovation Consulting.

What lies ahead after the nearly zero energy consumption buildings?

By |2019-09-17T10:25:00+01:00September 17th, 2019|News|

The Buildings of Nearly Zero Energy Consumption Congress (EECN), which will be held on October 23th in Madrid, will address the future of the green housing sector. The REZBUILD Project will be present at the event

The challenges of sustainable housing, the latest architectural trends or the new technologies for the construction will be some of the main topics addressed by the sixth edition of the Buildings of Nearly Zero Energy Consumption Congress (EECN, acronym in Spanish), which will be held on October 23th in Madrid.

The REZBUILD Project, backed by H2020 European programme, is taking part of this important event by publishing an Abstract in the congress magazine. Some of the partners will be present at the forum as well.

The EECN is a professional forum that addresses the current state of high efficiency buildings and the implications they represent for construction, architecture and related services sectors.

The main motto of the next edition is “And after the NZEB what? A vision of the future” and with this approach the congress will arise the key aspects of this kind of buildings from an integral and multidisciplinary point of view.

Conferences, papers, roundtables and keynote presentations about a wide range of topics such us architectural and construction solutions, integrated systems and technologies, renewable energy integration or urban rehabilitation will complete the Congress programme. The event will also be an important spot for networking and exchanging knowledge.

For REZBUILD project this congress is a new chance to meet new stakeholders, approach other successful experiences and learn from inspiring points of view.

Started in 2017, the REZBUILD Project will run for 4 years with the aim of creating a collaborative refurbishment ecosystem focused on the existing residential building stock. The Project pursues goals such as optimize the execution time of the works and boost rehabilitation processes using BIM technologies.

 

Spanish authorities visit the REZBUILD Project demo site in Madrid

By |2019-09-12T15:08:00+01:00August 2nd, 2019|News|

The acting Head of Transportation, Housing and Infrastructure in Madrid’s Regional Government, Rosalía Gonzalo, visited a property where a first practical experience of this European initiative will be developed

The acting Head of Transport, Housing and Infrastructure of Madrid’s Regional Government, Rosalía Gonzalo, together with other representatives of the local Executive, visited on 29th of July the REZBUILD Project demo site in the capital of Spain, a house owned by the Social Housing Agency (AVS) of Community of Madrid where a first practical experience within the framework of this initiative will be developed.

Community of Madrid is one of the partners of the REZBUILD Project and is in charge of the implementation of the Spanish demonstration of the initiative, the information collection on performance and the monitoring of results for the related statistical analysis.

The Madrid demo site is a single-family home located in the San Fermín neighbourhood (South of Madrid). The AVS has been monitoring this building for a year in order to be able to make an accurate assessment of the energy technologies that will be applied in the house.

Within the project, an energy rehabilitation of the house will take place. The process includes the coverage of the façade with thermal and acoustic insulation, the replacement of aluminium carpentry with PVC carpentry with lower coefficient of thermal transmission, the replacement of all windows with new ones with triple glass and the replacement of the two existing suspended ceilings with a new one with insulation, as well as the implantation of solar cells, biomass stove and aerothermal equipment.

Besides the Madrid demo site, REZBUILD Project, backed by H2020 European programme, will also manage practical experiences in Oslo (Norway) and Martellago (Italy). The initiative aims to develop a collaborative refurbishment ecosystem that will optimize the execution time of the works and boost rehabilitation processes using BIM technologies.

In addition to energy savings, which are estimated to amortize investment in less than 12 years, the project will also address social and environmental issues such as the fight against climate change, the struggle against energy poverty, energy transition and the creation of quality and qualified employment.

The REZBUILD Project is driven by a consortium led by Officinae Verdi Group (Italy). The rest of the partners are Vias y Construcciones (Spain), 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 Innovation Consulting.

 

Picture by Comunidad de Madrid website

Apostamos por viviendas de consumo energético prácticamente nulo

By |2019-10-28T08:20:14+00:00July 29th, 2019|impacts|

La Comunidad de Madrid apuesta por avanzar hacia las viviendas más sostenibles y forma parte del proyecto Rezbuild, una plataforma para obtener viviendas de consumo energético próximo a cero a través de tecnologías avanzadas. La consejera en funciones de Transportes, Vivienda e Infraestructuras, Rosalía Gonzalo, ha visitado hoy una vivienda propiedad de la Agencia de Vivienda Social (AVS) de la Comunidad donde se va a desarrollar una primera experiencia práctica en el marco de este proyecto.

La Comunidad de Madrid apuesta por viviendas de consumo energético prácticamente nulo

By |2019-10-28T08:10:30+00:00July 29th, 2019|impacts|

Este proyecto piloto se implantará en un inmueble de la Agencia de Vivienda Social y permitirá reducir el consumo de energía en un 60 %. La iniciativa, financiada por la Comisión Europea, reúne a 13 socios públicos y privados de cinco países diferentes. Las primeras experiencias prácticas se llevan a cabo en viviendas de Madrid, Oslo y Venecia

Apostamos por viviendas de consumo energético prácticamente nulo

By |2019-10-28T08:09:11+00:00July 29th, 2019|impacts|

La Comunidad de Madrid apuesta por avanzar hacia las viviendas más sostenibles y forma parte del proyecto Rezbuild, una plataforma para obtener viviendas de consumo energético próximo a cero a través de tecnologías avanzadas. La consejera en funciones de Transportes, Vivienda e Infraestructuras, Rosalía Gonzalo, ha visitado hoy una vivienda propiedad de la Agencia de Vivienda Social (AVS) de la Comunidad donde se va a desarrollar una primera experiencia práctica en el marco de este proyecto.