Façades and heating systems: first challenges for the BuildHeat Consortium
From 1 to 2 March, the European project BuildHeat held its second meeting in Zaragoza, Spain. The consortium also got the change to visit the demo site, in the Oliver district.
Among the various activities organized during the two days, the consortium has participated in a collective initial session to have an overview on the project progress and on Dissemination & Communication activities. Then, following parallel sessions were planned, focusing on particular challenges of the project:
- On the concept of two different heating and cooling technologies, both based on the use of air to water heat pumps and of local thermal tanks to be installed in each dwelling of a multifamily house;
- On the design of a multifunctional façade solution allowing to include insulation, cladding and pipelines for the heating and cooling system.
- On the planning phase of the 3 demo cases located in Rome, Salford and Zaragoza: partners have started the audit activities in each demo site, in order to search for the most suitable financial solutions to individual cases.
The partners got the chance to engage directly with one another and explore these tasks, in view of working together on the elaboration of systemic packages for the deep rehabilitation of multifamily houses.
The hosting partner, Zaragoza Vivienda, organised a guided tour to the demo case: the building is owned by Zaragoza Housing and consists of 53 apartments where residents are going to prove how the retrofit will improve their level of comfort and quality of life.
The visit to the “Maestro Telleria” building was particularly productive for the technical partners, who had the opportunity to visit and study, in situ, the challenges linked to the exposition of the building, the structure of the façade and the windows.