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:
- Holistic, i.e. aimed to integrate the most relevant aspects of the retrofitting supply chain: Technological, Financial, Social.
- Transparent, i.e. aimed to put on the market novel tools for enhancing investors’ trust.
- 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
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