Category Archives: Meetings

RESSEEPE meeting in Brussels

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On the 11th and 12th July 2016, the RESSEEPE project held its 36M review meeting in Brussels, Belgium. All members of the consortium were present and attended the meeting.

The first day of the meeting consisted of reviewing the project progress. The first order of the day was the welcomes, apologies and any notices which needed to be announced to the consortium. This was then followed by the review of the management and financial progress for the period between M18 and M36. Once this was complete, WP9 was reviewed which consisted of the scientific progress of the project. Subsequently, the other work packages from WP2 through to WP8 were covered by the different Work Package Leaders of the consortium. After these Work Packages were discussed in great detail, the first day of the meeting was concluded.

The second and final day of the meeting was held on the 12th of July and was once again attended by all partners. This was the EC meeting which was held at the Covent Garden Building, Brussels. The consortium were required to present the current stage of the project to the EC Officer and PTA (Project Technical Assistant). To commence this meeting, the welcomes and introductions were held. This was then followed by the WP Scientific and Technical progress review of the 2nd period of the project. The Key Exploitable Results of the project were presented and discussed with the EC Officer and PTA. Following on from this, the results from the Work Packages for the period between M18 and M36 were presented, starting with WP2 and going through to WP8.

Once the Work Packages were covered, the Management Overview and Upcoming actions for the 3rd period (M36 – M48) were highlighted. This was the end of the EC Review meeting for the consortium and were awaiting the conclusions and feedback from the EC Officer and PTA.

The event concluded with the EC Officer and PTA providing their opinions and feedback on the progress of the project so far. Overall, the feedback for the current progress was mostly positive, with minor changes needed to be taken into consideration. The EC Officer and PTA were encouraged by the findings produced and seek the continuation of the project.

RESSEEPE M18 Meeting in Brussels

On the 28th, 29th and 30th January, the RESSEEPE projects 18M meeting was held in Brussels, Belgium. All members of the consortium attended and were present at the meetings.

The first day of the meeting consisted of reviewing the project progress. The day started with welcomes, apologies and notices closely followed by the review of the management and the financial progress. This consisted of the follow up to previous meetings as well as the review of the submitted deliverables and milestones.

This was then followed by the summary and review of the project scope. This section of the meeting outlined several topics such as the reduction in energy consumption, the renovated areas (square metres), the future deployment of renovated areas (square metres), average energy consumption in the renovated buildings and associated reduction, CO2 emission reductions and associated reduction, reduced total emissions at the demo sites and the current mix of technologies selected for the demo sites. After these topics were discussed in great detail by the partners, the first day of the meeting was concluded.

The second day of the meeting, held on 29th January, was attended by all partners once again. This day was mainly used to update the consortium on the Work Packages. Each Work Package Leader presented the latest progress of the particular work package, with the discussion and preparation of the EC meeting the following day concluding the meeting. Any last minute issues were addressed and all the necessary preparations and arrangements were made by the consortium members, ready for the next day.

On 30th January, the EC meeting was held at the Covent Garden Building, Brussels. The consortium were required to present the current stage of the project to the EC Officer and PTA (Project Technical Assistant). To commence this meeting, a brief introduction of the overall objectives of the project as well as the role of each partner was undertaken. This was followed by the Technical Review. In this section of the meeting, each Work Package Leader presented the current status of each task which included any changes, delays or any information on deliverables. Once the Technical Review was complete, the consortium were required to present the Technology Implementation Plan. This aspect of the meeting covered the implementation of results which showed the actions undertaken to date along with the market situation/prospects/policy framework and exploitation/dissemination/valorisation actions.

After a brief break, the meeting recommenced by analysing the management aspect of the project. The EC officer also required the consortium to present the collaboration and interaction of the project as well as the administrative and financial aspects. The Description of Work was then reviewed which showed the proposal for the remaining period in the project. This was the end of the EC Review meeting for the consortium and were awaiting the conclusions and feedback from the EC Officer and PTA.

The event concluded with the EC Officer and PTA providing their opinions and feedback on the progress of the project so far. Overall, the feedback for the current progress was mostly positive, with minor changes needed to be taken into consideration. The EC Officer and PTA were encouraged by the findings produced and seek the continuation of the project.

The RESSEEPE Project´s Annual Meeting conclusions

The RESSEEPE Project´s Annual Meeting was held on the 8th, 9th and 10th of July in Barcelona, Spain.

The meeting was organised by CST. The first day was focused on Demo Sites and the Consortium Members visited the Spanish hospitals which are participating as demo sites, Terrassa Hospital and Parc Tauli Hospital Centre.

Each partner demonstrator presented their proposals for intervention on each of their buildings based on a number of criteria (budget, technology, building type, climate) and after that, exchanged their views about plans to address the works.

During the second day, the PTA (Project Technical Assistant), Carlos Bello, joined the meeting to follow up with the RESSEEPE Project so far. A review of each of the Work Packages was done, checking the status of each of the tasks (delays, changes, deliverables).

Following the presentations by Work Package leaders, WP grouped meetings were held to face the next steps regarding the 18 month meeting. Also, demonstrators met different groups (thermal isolation strategiessolar, lighting and HVAC strategies, Design and Building Technologies) for advice, and to ask for information and new requirements.

The event concluded with a discussion about the importance of having a shortlist of technologies, simulations of different scenarios, decision making processes and work plans for the implementation and validation of work by end of July 2014.

Agenda 12M Meeting

 

 

 

Hospital de Terrassa

RESSEEPE Project´s Annual Meeting

The RESSEEPE Project will hold the 1st Annual Meeting on the 8th, 9th and 10th of July in Barcelona, Spain.
The meeting will be a General Assembly organized by CST and will be attended by all Work Package Leaders. The partners will have the opportunity to explain the results obtained during this year, the progress done in several work packages and to discuss the future plans.
The first day will be focused on Demo Sites and the Consortium Members will have the opportunity to visit the Spanish hospitals which are participating as demo sites. During the second day, the PTA (Project Technical Assistant) will join the meeting to follow up with the RESSEEPE Project up to date so far. The meeting will be closed with a discussion on Technologies and Integration.

 

 

 

 

OHL visits Coventry

The OHL RESSEEPE Team has visited the Coventry demo site last 7th of April and met with representatives from Coventry University, IES and Exergy Ltd. The main goals of the site visit were to identify and minimize the potential retrofitting barriers at the early stages of the development and enhance the project delivery process.

During the first day of the meetings, Mark Gaterall and Danny McGough (Coventry University) have provided valuable insight about the George Eliot Building and the university campus. Two different UK-based suppliers, Polysolar and IntelligentGlass also had the opportunity to provide a short technical overview of their products closely linked with the RESSEEPE project brief. During the second day of the meetings, the OHL team surveyed the George Eliot Building and collected technical information in order to be able to develop an accurate construction plan in the following months.

The next meeting (12M Steering Committee) and the first workshop of the RESSEEPE project, which will bring all the participants together, will be held in Barcelona, Spain in July. Details of the workshop will be announced next month.

Mind the gap

Many research studies show that there is a clear evidence of a performance gap between design and operation stages of new and refurbished buildings. This gap represents a number of risks to government, industry and end-users. A recent study carried out by Zero Carbon Hub (UK) identified the causes of the well-known performance gap. The priory research areas found by the Zero Carbon Hub research team are based on the following issues:

• Lack of communication of design intent through work stages
• Insufficient design information provided for building fabric and building services
• Product and system design issues
• Insufficient information regarding critical energy performance criteria of components to procurement team
• Product substitution at procurement without due regard for performance criteria
• Lack of designer input available to site if issues arise
• Full design information or installation guidance produced by not available on site
• Unclear construction responsibilities for energy performance
• Limited tests and agreed protocols available for in situ fabric performance measurement

This study clearly shows that lack of communication among stakeholders, lack of knowledge transfer and inefficient project management are the main reasons of the performance gap. RESSEEPE therefore aims to minimize the risk for the performance gap by implementing an integrated design and development approach. Through the collaborative development of dynamic energy models, building information models and business plans, RESSEEPE will minimize the risks for management and communication problems and ensure that the design targets are achievable throughout the building lifetime. Project results that will be made available to public and industry practitioners will enhance continuous knowledge transfer and stimulate delivery of energy efficient buildings.

Further information on this research study of Zero Carbon Hub can be found at: http://www.zerocarbonhub.org/recent-publications

RESSEEPE Kick-Off Meeting

RESSEEPE Project Kick-Off Meeting was held on 22nd and 23rd of July 2013 in Brussels. The Project Coordinator representatives, Kenneth Burnham and Laura Melvin (IES) gave an overview of administrative, legal and financial procedures. Technical Manager of the project, Dr Vladimir Vukovic (Exergy) talked about the concept and main objectives.

The first day consisted mainly of partner´s presentations. All participants presented their expertise, some of them in solar and energy efficiency, sustainable construction, manufacturing of new materials, prototyping activities, building performance. The partners talked about their engagement and active participation in the RESSEEPE Project.

During the second day work package leaders took the opportunity to deep into their relevant work packages and implementation plans.

There was a time to share reporting, reviewing and communication procedures and discuss about the corporate identity of the project and the website that will be launched at the end of September 2013.