The project is well underway, prototypes of the technologies are being developed, all the demonstration sites are being monitored and the retrofitting strategies have been employed.
We will look at how this deep retrofitting methodology will be carried out and how the intended technologies will be integrated to optimise its energy efficiency.

So how are A2PBEER going to achieve 50% energy reduction in the demonstration buildings.

The main aim of the A2PBEER project is to reduce the current energy use in the demo buildings by 50%, by carrying out deep retrofitting using a streamed retrofitting methodology.

Certain energy efficient technologies are being developed (previously outlined in the last newsletter – Newsletter 3) which include:

  • A high performance thermal envelope installation.
  • Adaptable innovative smart windows.
  • An intelligent fibre optic lighting system.
  • Optimized district dual thermal network.

A2PBEER has studied the climatic conditions of the area and also the history of each demonstration site. On a local level each part of the building has been analysed and categorised by considering its use, layout and form.

We have set out below an overview of the deep retrofitting methodologies including their impact on the energy performance and indoor environment quality for each demo public building and district.

To read this in more detail click and/or download the links PDF links: CLICK HERE 

For site specific retrofitting strategies click on the links below:

The three Demonstration Districts are:

University Campus Administration building in Bilbao, Spain

Science Museum in Malmo, Sweden

Vocational School in Ankara, Turkey

A summary of the technical reports for each demonstration district will be added to Results and Reports shortly.