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Robust and Reliable technology concepts and business models for triggering deep Renovation of Residential buildings in EU

Project Summary

4RinEU will minimize failures in design and implementation, manage different stages of the deep renovation process, from the preliminary audit up to the end-of-life, and provide information on energy, comfort, users’ impact, and investment performance.

To do so, 4RinEU will define robust, cost-effective, tailorable deep renovation technology packages to decrease energy use by up to 70% and life cycle costs up to 15%. The design and implementation of the technologies will be supported by usable methodologies to improve the information flow and knowledge sharing among all participants involved in the process, in order to sustain participative design and halve the current renovation time.

As a final result, the 4RinEU project will develop reliable business models to enhance the level of confidence of deep renovation investors, increasing the EU building stock transformation rate up to 3% by 2020.

IES' Role

IES will develop the Sensible Building Data Handler, which takes real time data from the building and post-processes it to provide analysis functions and customised information to the building users and to investors in the renovation process. This user-friendly application will work on tablets to give users quick access to streamlined knowledge and awareness on how their building is functioning and how they can impact its performance.

The Sensible Building Data Handler will collect, analyse, and present to the user data such as building energy efficiency/performance, energy use, weather data, building use/occupation and indoor environmental quality.

IES will also lead the development of the BIM-based Investor and Building User-Oriented Design Platform. The design platform will be hosted in a cloud server, and connected with the repository of the deep renovation packages, allowing data collection and exchange. It will provide building users and investors with information related to the potential savings, costs, and lifecycle of the constructions.

Test Sites

  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Spain

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