Resource- and Cost-effective integration of renewables in existing high-rise buildings
Project website: http://www.cost-effective-renewables.eu
Program type: COOPERATION – THEME 4 NMP-2007-4.0-5 Resource efficient and clean buildings
Project details: The main focus of the project is to convert facades of existing “high-rise buildings” into multifunctional, energy gaining components. This goal will be achieved through the – development of new multi-functional façade components which combine standard features and the use of renewable energy resources and the – development of new business and cost models which consider the whole life cycle of a building and which incorporate the benefits from reduced running costs and greenhouse-gas emissions.
The new components will in particular profit from the application of nano-structured coatings and films which will enhance their performance and durability due to antireflective, anti- soiling and seasonal shading functionality. In order to achieve a successful development and implementation of these new technologies and concepts European key actors from construction industry and energy research have agreed to collaborate within this project.
The project results will be an important support for the European technology platforms ECTP, ESTTP and PV-platform in which the project partners have a leading role.
Funding agency:7th Framework Programme