RINNO Project Launch – NAPE Press Release (English)

NAPE will participate in an EU project worth 4.8 million euro to support the pace and scale of energy efficiency improvement in EU residential buildings through new technologies and business models.

The four-year RINNO project , funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, focuses on developing solutions for the construction industry to accelerate the (threefold) pace of deep renovation in energy-inefficient buildings across Europe and thus contribute to the energy saving target set out in The new EU Green Deal.

RINNO will achieve this by combining cutting-edge and innovative technologies, processes and business models:

Renewable materials and technologies
  • Plug-and-play modular solutions
  • Hybrid acquisition and storage of renewable energy
  • Digital partnership integrating data from drones, computer vision, thermovision and augmented reality
  • Restoration simulation, modeling and optimization tools
  • Modernization of management tools including supply chain optimization, 3-D printing, advanced monitoring and tracking
  • Intelligent building control and automation
Business models
  • Social capital based on smart contracts (Blockchain), crowdfunding and other joint financing
  • Contracts for improving energy efficiency with Smart Contract (Blockchain) function enabled

The solutions developed by RINNO will be tested in four real renovation projects (Pilot Sites) to verify their impact on the entire renovation process. Places demonstration will be located in France, Denmark, Greece and Poland (a total of 3 386 m 2 surface).

About 77% of residential buildings in the EU were built before 1990. 11% of the European population still experiences energy poverty caused by poor building quality and, in particular, by heat insufficiency.

The European Commission estimates that a 3% annual renovation rate is needed to achieve the EU’s energy efficiency and environmental targets in a cost effective manner. With current renovation rates of 0.4-1.2% depending on the country, it can take more than 100 years to renovate all the building stock in the EU. RINNO is a radical approach to reducing costs, barriers and retrofitting time in the event of deep renovation, while increasing energy efficiency, environmental performance and user satisfaction.

More information on RINNO can be found at https://rinno-h2020.eu/ .

RINNO has received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 892071.

LC-SC3-EE-1-2018-2019-2020: Decarbonising the EU’s building stock: innovative approaches and affordable solutions to change the building renovation market

Type of activity: innovative activity

Total project costs: EUR 4 800 098

Maximum grant amount: EUR 3 998 534

Project implementation dates: June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2024

Consortium partners: RINA Consulting Spa (Italy), Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis (Greece), Regenera Levante (Spain), Fundacion Circe Centro De Investigacion De Recursos Y Consumos Energeticos (Spain), Ekolab (Denmark), Avedøre Boligselskab (Denmark) , European Green Cities (Denmark), University Of Northumbria (UK), Bouygues Construction (France), K-Flex Polska (Poland), Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT (Finland), Greenstruct (Greece), Elliniko Institouto Pathitikou Ktiriou (Greece), National Energy Conservation Agency SA (Poland), Pink Energie Und Speichertechnik (Austria), Motivian Anonymos Etaireia Kainotomon Lyseon Pliroforikis (Greece) and Dublin City University (Ireland).

6th July 2020

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