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RESSEEPE Newsletter – June 2015

We are glad to present to you the RESSEEPE Newsletter – June 2015. What’s inside? Here is a quick glance of some of the points covered:

  1. High Performance Buildings Conference
    Last July 2014 the Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center (CTTC) of UPC – BARCELONA TECH participated in the International High Performance Buildings Conference that took place in Purdue University (Indiana) USA, presenting a paper entitled: ”Analysis of IAQ based on modelling of building envelope coupled with CFD&HT room airflow”, within the framework of WP5 Task 5.2 Indoor Environmental Quality.
  2. RESSEEPE On show – Europaveckan
    Europaveckan – ”European week” – is a regional initiative in the northernmost regions in Sweden, where a number of activities are performed to spread information about the European Union. It is organised by the Europe Direct information offices in May.
  3. Validation of the photovoltaic powered electrochromic window prototype
    An electrochromic window (EC) can change its light transmission properties in a controlled and reversible manner when a small electric current flows through the device. This technology provides a dynamic control on the impinging sunlight and thereby reduces the energy expenses by 19% and 48% in the cooling and lighting demand respectively.
  4. Stakeholders engagement activities
    Stakeholder engagement is a very important part of any building interventions. Coventry University developed user satisfaction surveys to evaluate the user responses to the building in terms of comfort and general condition of the building and building facilities.

For the full version of the Newsletter – June 2015, please click on the picture below or follow the link. Thank you very much and see you in July!


RESSEEPE Newsletter – May 2015

RESSEEPE will bring together design and decision making tools, innovative building fabric manufacturers and a strong demonstration programme to demonstrate the improved building performance through retrofitting. The core idea of the RESSEEPE project is to technically advance, adapt, demonstrate and assess a number of innovative retrofit technologies. A systemic process will be also implemented that will allow the selection of the best possible retrofitting mix, customised to the needs of the particular building.

We are glad to present to you the RESSEEPE Newsletter – May 2015. What’s inside? Here is a quick glance of some of the points covered:

  1. The network of sensors has been deployed in Hospital de Terrassa
    A network of sensors has been deployed in Hospital de Terrassa in order to collect data on several parameters before and after the retrofitting works to be undertaken in the 7th, 8th and 9th floors of the building in the framework of RESSEEPE project. Find out more about the project from the newsletter.

  2. EcoBuild 2015
    Ecobuild UK 2015, between the 3rd and 5th of March, was the opportunity to show the RESSEEPE project in the UK’s leading trade event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. EcoBuild showcases the future of design, construction and the built environment. This event demonstrates, with 1,300 exhibitors and practical installations inside the arena, the latest developments in sustainable construction. Find out more about the event from the newsletter.

  3. GCESD 2015
    The GCESD conference (Global Conference on Energy and Sustainable Development) took place between 24th and 26th February 2015 in Coventry, UK. This event was organised by The World Energy and Environment Technology Ltd. The conference covered several topics ranging from renewable energy resources and energy system analysis to sustainability methodologies and sustainable development for innovation. Find out more about the conference from the newsletter.

  4. Exploitation Strategy Seminar – ESS
    An exploitation strategy seminar is organised backto-back with the next project meeting, on 25th June in Sabadell, Spain. Main topic of the event will be to present sustainable exploitation strategies for the 8 exploitable proposed items.

For the full version of the Newsletter – May 2015, please click on the picture below or follow the link. Thank you very much and see you in June!


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.