The Project

BuildHeat aims to elaborate a set of reliable, energy efficient and affordable retrofit solutions for multifamily houses, which execution is facilitated by industrialised, modular and flexible HVAC, façade and ICT systems made available on the market. Despite the affordability, innovative solutions are more expensive compared to off the shelf ones. BuildHeat aims to leverage private and public investments by aggregating customers into energy efficient communities that are attractive to large investors, thus promoting retrofit actions at quarter level.

Latest News

BuildHeat @EUSEW 2019 – Scaling up deep energy retrofit markets towards 2030 targets

4 Dec 2019 - On 18 June, BuildHeat co-organised a Policy Conference at the European Sustainable Energy Week 2019 (EUSEW) to discuss about how to create synergies among the actors of the energy ... read more

Taking complexity out of the building site

17 Jul 2019 - Researchers in Europe are developing a new kind of prefabricated energy efficient building façades, equipped with special insulation and solar panels. These solutions are built far from the ... read more

Energy efficiency: adding architectural value to prefab solutions

4 Jul 2019 - Architects don’t usually like prefabricated solutions. But they concede there are upsides, and when time is of the essence, saving the planet becomes the priorityPractical or beautiful? ... read more
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The 4 demo sites

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the results, four demo cases have been selected with a large replication potential both in terms of buildings' architectural features, climatic conditions, type of ownership and social-cultural environment.