Special session on “Deep energy retrofitting of residential buildings in the Mediterranean area: the HAPPEN Programme”

Thursday, 12th December from 11:30 to 13:00 | Room A1.02.53P

Mediterranean retrofitting markets form a kaleidoscope of situations joined by common barriers and bottlenecks, which barely have been identified so far as shared challenges, leading to a lack of dedicated solutions and to a substantial delay in achieving the 2020 policy targets. As a matter of fact, buildings consume approx. 40% of Europe’s primary energy (BPIE, 2011), being the residential sector responsible for the 27% of such overall consumptions (Power House, 2015). Despite this, renovation rate across Europe is just around 1%, while EU Med countries face a rate up to 2-3 times lower in than the in north-western ones (AViTeM, 2014). This situation has been addressed by the H2020 HAPPEN project (M. Padula et al., 2018),] which engages 7 EU Med countries in order to tackle the deep-and-beyond energy retrofitting of the existing residential building stock in the EU Med countries, by proposing a new holistic approach called MedZEB (Mediterranean Zero Energy Building), characterized by the following features:

  1. Holistic, i.e. aimed to integrate the most relevant aspects of the retrofitting supply chain: Technological, Financial, Social.
  2. Transparent, i.e. aimed to put on the market novel tools for enhancing investors’ trust.
  3. Adaptive, i.e. focused on “soft values” of the retrofitting, s.a. flexibility of use (also in combination with other existing frameworks), optimization of the investments, well-being and quality of life, district scale design, etc.

This special session is organized under the THEMATIC TRACK 5 –
Thriving governance and citizenship in a smart world: environments and approaches fostering engagement and collaborative action.


Organizers: Roberto Malvezzi, Marco Padula, Luca Laghi, Eraldo Menconi, José M. Salmeròn Lissén]

Format: open, semi-structured round table

Keywords: Med retrofitting market; HAPPEN programme; MedZEB approach; Cost-Optimal Solutions; HAPPEN platform

Session number: 4417

Abstracts

T5.5 (Malvezzi) – Thursday, 12th December from 11:30 to 13:00 | Room A1.02.53P

  • Malvezzi, Roberto – Deep energy retrofitting of residential buildings in the Mediterranean area: the HAPPEN Programme
  • Laghi, Luga – The HAPPEN Protocol: a guarantee system for boosting trust and transparency in the retrofitting market
  • Menconi, Eraldo – The HAPPEN financial solution
  • Salmeròn Lissén, José Manuel – The HAPPEN technical solutions: one–stop–shop and step–by–step approach to cost–optimal renovation

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