BREakthrough Solutions for Adaptable Envelopes for building Refurbishment
The overall objective of BRESAER project is to design, develop and demonstrate a cost-effective, adaptable and industrialized "envelope system" for building refurbishment. The BRESAER envelope (for façades and roofs) will include a combination of active and passive pre-fabricated solutions which will be integrated in a versatile lightweight structural mesh. These solutions include:
This new technology is expected to significantly reduce the building’s primary energy consumption and Greenhouse emissions while improving indoor environment quality (through thermal, acoustic, lighting comfort) and air quality at the same time. In addition, a cutting-edge Building Energy Management System will be developed to measure and control both the envelope and the building’s energy consumption through integrated simulation-based control techniques for automating the establishment of optimal operational plans.
The performance of the prototypes and the installation procedures have already been tested in a relevant environment (experimental buildings). The solution will be tested in a real demonstration environment on a public building in 2018.
The BRESAER’s expected impact is to reach a near zero energy building (total primary energy consumption below 60 kWh/m2 per year) by the reduction of the energy demand for space heating and cooling around 30%, a contribution of solar thermal energy for space conditioning around 35%, and a contribution of RES for electricity generation around 15%. The estimated payback time is expected to be 7 years.
Besides, the following innovations are expected.
February 2015 – July 2019
BRESAER project is a European research and innovation action which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 637186.