New paper: cost-optimal renovation in our pilot building of Castellon De La Plana (Spain)

New paper: cost-optimal renovation in our pilot building of Castellon De La Plana (Spain)

Our partners Universidad de Sevilla, Instituto Valenciano de la Edificacion and University of Athens conducted an in-depth analysis of the work carried out in one of our HAPPEN pilot buildings: an apartment building located in Castellon De La Plana, Spain.

In a new paper published on the international peer review journal “Applied Sciences”, they illustrate the cost-optimal methodology used to determine the renovation measures that lead to the lowest life-cycle cost during the estimated economic life of the building.

The paper provides a detailed illustration of the calculation method used to determine the cost-optimal renovation solutions applied to this specific building, and of the results obtained.

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New paper by the HAPPEN Consortium: the MedZEB approach

SSPCR 2019 Proceedings

New paper by the HAPPEN Consortium: the MedZEB approach

In December 2019, HAPPEN had participated to the International conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions (SSPCR 2019), in Bolzano, Italy.

Today, we are proud to have our joint paper illustrating the MedZEB approach for the deep energy retrofitting of residential buildings in the Mediterranean area published on the proceedings of this conference, along with other high-level experts’ contributions.

This paper provides a detailed overview of the MedZEB approach and of the outputs produced by the HAPPEN project to support a new perspective for the deep retrofit of residential buildings in the Mediterranean area, that is:

  • Holistic, i.e., aimed at integrating the most relevant aspects of the retrofitting supply chain;
  • Transparent, i.e., aimed at putting on the market novel tools for enhancing investors’ trust;
  • Adaptive, i.e., aimed at enhancing “added values” of the retrofitting such as flexibility, well-being, etc.

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Thanks to EURAC Research for the huge editorial work done to produce this publication, and for the excellent organisation of the SSPCR 2019 Conference!

You can cite this paper as: Capogrosso R. et al. (2021) Deep Energy Retrofit of Residential Buildings in the Mediterranean Area: The MedZEB Approach. In: Bisello A., Vettorato D., Ludlow D., Baranzelli C. (eds) Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions. SSPCR 2019. Green Energy and Technology. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57764-3_3

6th Project meeting: HAPPEN partners discuss the workplan for the last mile of the project

HAPPEN virtual group picture

6th Project meeting: HAPPEN partners discuss the workplan for the last mile of the project

On 28th and 29th January, the HAPPEN Consortium gathered online for its 6th project meeting. During the two productive mornings, we discussed about the work done and especially the remaining actions until the end of the project.

Now that the MedZEB approach has been clearly defined and that the tools to implement it are being finetuned, the coming months will be focused on the beta-testing of the HAPPEN platform, where these tools will be used in practice. This will go hand-in-hand with the launch of the MedZEBinars: online training modules to learn about the MedZEB approach and all the outputs produced within the HAPPEN project.

In the pilot sites, the partners will focus on experimenting the use of the HAPPEN platform within the framework of the respective buildings and will keep working with the local stakeholders for the advancement of the pilot activities.

One of the priorities for the whole HAPPEN Consortium will also be the dissemination and the market exploitation of the key exploitable results of the project. For this purpose, a close collaboration between all partners and the stakeholders in each partner country will be activated.

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