In the Spotlight: Rigenera

19 Jul 2018

Please, introduce yourself, the demo case and explain why you decided to be part of the BuildHeat project.
My name is Stefano Rocchi and, as president of RIGENERA, I coordinate the demonstration area in Rome. Being part of the BUILDHEAT project means collaborating to create a model for the city of the future: a highly replicable system for the deep and sustainable regeneration of existing buildings.

Why that demo site has been chosen?
There are 2 main reasons: the interest shown by the inhabitants for the purpose of cooperation and the size of the condominium, consisting of 5 stairs and 80 apartments.

How have the inhabitants welcomed the initiative? They all agree and are ready to cooperate with the project?
The majority of the inhabitants expressed interest and in some cases enthusiasm. But it is very important that everyone and, above all, the skeptical people receive all the clarifications and technical details in order to achieve the most aware cooperation.

What is the main benefit for your demo site? Besides the economical and energetic benefits do you imagine also healthy issues?
Residents of the demo case building in Rome will be able to forget the inconveniences caused e.g. by humidity and thermal excursions. The proposed intervention will offer a noticeable improvement not only for energy savings but also for the healthiness of the apartments.

Name a challenge difficult to overcome during this project.
One of the main challenges faced by BuildHeat is to get cutting-edge scientifically validated technologies for deep renovation of existing buildings while keeping the cost of the interventions as low as possible. Then the involvement of the inhabitants and transparency information will create the basis for the implementation and replicability of the solutions.

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