Six cities (Barcelona, Istanbul, Velenje, Nuremberg, Vila Nova de Gaia, Eilat) offer suppliers €7.68 million to design, develop, and test an innovative Renovation Approach capable of generating Renovation Packages delivering 100% renewable energy supply (RES) to any existing non-residential building with adequate envelope quality. The Renovation Approach is to be tested through generating and implementing Renovation Packages for specific buildings in Buyers Group portfolios, the Demonstration Sites.
The Buyers Group alone operates 21,000 buildings; almost a dozen other procurers are already following the project. Together they hope to supply their buildings with 100% local RES within a short timeframe. To make this possible, it is expected that suppliers will follow an “active approach”, optimising heavy loads in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) etc, adding intelligent (remote) control, energy production and storage while responding to specific usage requirements to optimise the entire building.
Empirica Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Technologieforschung mbH
Project Manager procuRE