NEED4B - New Energy Efficient Demonstration for Buildings
The variety of typologies and uses of the buildings as well as their location in different climatic zones, contributes to the results of the project being so broadly applicable across Europe:
The 5 demonstrators will gather the following characteristics.
- 2.068 m2 in Mons, Belgium: several type of residential and tertiary buildings.
- 5.214 m2 in Lecce, Italy: a mixed tertiary building.
- 2.712 m2 in Zaragoza, Spain: Offices and R+D laboratories.
- 314 m2 in Borås and Varberg, Sweden: industrialised single residential houses.
- 17.576 m2 in Istanbul, Turkey: Faculty building in a University campus.
It is expected that the measures to be undertaken in the buildings will reduce CO2 emissions by 94% compared to a standard building and will have an impact on the energy bill which could be reduced in 9,6 €/m2•year.
NEED4B expects to contribute also to the standards, regulations and policies related to energy efficiency in buildings at different levels, on the basis on the experience gained by means of the demonstration activities.
The project will also deliver recommendations and guidelines adapted to different types of stakeholders: investors, promoters, owner, users, architects, contractors, public authorities, standardization bodies, policy makers, SMEs, etc. By means of these project outputs, these actors will be able to adopt the developed and demonstrated innovative, cost effective and high performance techniques, concepts and solutions, contributing to boost construction of high quality new energy efficient buildings
All buildings have a common target of achieving an energy consumption lower than 60 kWh/m2 year (in terms of primary energy) representing 65% reduction compared to current regulations and regular practices. This target will be possible thanks to the selection and integration of the most suitable set of innovative and cost-effective energy efficient solutions and technologies for each of the buildings.
Apart from leading the management and coordination activities, CIRCE also leads the tasks for the selection of the most suitable technologies of energy efficiency for each demo site.
CIRCE is the user of the Spanish demonstration site, which will constitute the second example of sustainable construction for its headquarters. Therefore, will be in charge of the design of the Spanish demonstrator, supervision of the construction phase, and monitoring of the building operation.
Among other technical activities, CIRCE will also take part in the elaboration of recommendations and guidelines for stakeholders.