MIPIM 2021 Conference: Marseille pilot building under the spotlight

La Savonnerie building

MIPIM 2021 Conference: Marseille pilot building under the spotlight

On the 7-8 September, our French partner Euroméditerranée took part to the MIPIM 2021, one of the leading international events for the real estate industry.

In this occasion, the rehabilitation project of the old factory “Savonnerie La Tulipe”, one of our pilot buildings in Marseille (Les Crottes) has been presented.

The “La Tulipe” project presented at the MIPIM exhibition

The industrial buildings will be rehabilitated and re-invested to create a living space and bring out facilities of collective interest. This project will integrate the HAPPEN methodology, aiming for at least 60% of energy savings in the buildings’ retrofit.

The “La Savonnerie” project will integrate the HAPPEN methodology

The rehabilitation project will be carried out by a group of companies led by the real-estate consulting firm Captown. It will include a cultural space, 40 apartments, a youth hostel and a hotel.

Watch the video to learn more about the future space of “La Savonnerie” factory.

Boosting our exploitation potential: HAPPEN joins the Horizon Results Booster initiative

HAPPEN joins the Horizon Results Booster

Boosting our exploitation potential: HAPPEN joins the Horizon Results Booster initiative

This summer, the HAPPEN project has joined the Horizon Results Booster initiative. Fully supported by the European Commission, it allows projects funded by FP7, H2020 and HE programmes to benefit from tailor-made expert support to build capacity for disseminating research results, increase their exploitation potential and improve access to markets.

Within the HAPPEN project, we will benefit from support on two specific issues, that are at the core of our strategy to maximise HAPPEN’ impact as the project reaches its final stage:

  • Improving the HAPPEN exploitation strategy to maximise the utilisation potential of our key results by stakeholders of the buildings renovation sector;
  • Shaping the HAPPEN business plan to bring our results closer to the market.

Next week, the 8th and 10th September, the HAPPEN partners will gather online for a workshop with the Horizon Results Booster expert, aimed at refining the exploitation strategy of our key results.

Stay tuned to learn more!

Click here to discover the Horizon Results Booster initiative

Click here to discover all the services by the European Commission to support dissemination and exploitation of projects’ results

7th HAPPEN project meeting

HAPPEN virtual group picture

7th HAPPEN project meeting

On the 21st and 22nd July 2021, the HAPPEN team gathered online for its 7th project meeting.

These two mornings were the occasion to touch base on our pilot sites’ advancements.

The meeting also allowed to plan the exploitation activities, in particular the participation to the Horizon Results Booster, a system put at the disposal of the H2020 project that supports the exploitation and business planning activities.

As we reach the final mile of the project, this meeting was also an occasion to discuss future perspectives after HAPPEN’s conclusion.

Join our MedZEBinars!

Join our MedZEBinars!

HAPPEN launches a series of webinars about the renovation of residential buildings in the Mediterranean area!

Are you an architect, an engineer or a renovation professional?
Would you like to build your knowledge of energy efficiency and deep retrofit?
Would you like to learn about a new renovation approach, tailored to the specific characteristics of the Mediterranean area?

Then the MedZEBinars are for you!

>>> Click here to register

HAPPENews: Issue #3 is online!

HAPPENews: Issue #3 is online!

The 3rd issue of HAPPENews, the HAPPEN project newsletter, is out! You will find updates about the project’s activities and some news from the energy efficiency & buildings renovation sector.

HAPPENews is available in English and in all project languages: click on the language below to download the translated version.







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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.

>> Click here to read the paper

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.

Click here to read and download the paper

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