The “Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings (RS)” Project has been approved as an integrated Project by the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI). It has a duration of four years with a budget of approximately 7 million euros. The main aim of the Project is to develop an integrated system for sustainable rehabilitation of existing buildings. The methodology and tools developed in the Project, acting in accordance with the current legislation and the energy classification of buildings, will allow its standardization and its use as a support tool for decision making in the future. The Project will investigate on the use of renewable energy in existing buildings and on the best use of conventional energy during the development of a software model for the integration and analysis of the behaviour of the buildings according to the proceedings; finally in the practical implementation of a demonstrator that enable the verification of the development made.
Besides the main objective addressed in the Project, other targets based on the main objective have been identified: reduce conventional energy consumption during use, reduce CO2 emissions and other polluting emission and improve living conditions and health conditions in workplaces.
On the other hand, emphasize the treatment of the social implications of the Project. It is necessary to inform users about the need to address energy renovations in buildings. This Project aims to establish a guide of actions, establishing specific strategies that need to be addressed in a systematic and organized way, oriented both to prevent potential obstacles or barriers when it comes to rehabilitate the building and also to guide improvements for consumers welfare.
Work Packages involved in the project:
1. The state of art.
2. Buildings classification.
3. Characterization of types of buildings.
4. Demonstration Pilot.
5. Analysis of possible improving solutions.
6. System Integration. Architectural solutions.
7. Treatment of social implications.
8. Establishment of executive processes.
Participants: Gallo Ormazábal, Izaskun; González Díaz, María Jesús.