Sub-Programme 3 Energy-efficient Interactive Buildings

Energy-efficient Interactive Buildings

coordinated by NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and SINTEF (The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research)

Buildings account for around 40 per cent of European primary energy demand. In tomorrow’s smart cities energy-efficient buildings will make use of energy conservation measures and on-site renewables to reduce their energy demand and will play a key role as interactive elements of the urban energy system. This sub-programme will develop and validate innovative, competitive holistic concepts, tools and demonstration cases for a new generation of buildings in the urban context. The main aim is to further increase their energy efficiency, enable coordinated exchange of energy with thermal and electrical grids while providing a comfortable healthy indoor environment to their users. Research in this sub-programme will mainly focus on distinctive fields such as design concepts for resource-efficient buildings, novel envelope materials and technologies that provide an optimal interface between the building and its environment as well as the integration of renewable energy systems into buildings. Emphasis will also be placed on innovative building and energy management, the energy interface between building and urban infrastructure (“building-to-grid”), smart interaction with the user as well as support strategies to achieve a multiplier effect within the broader stakeholder community.

Work Packages

WP 1 Building Design
WP 2 Envelope Solutions
WP 3 Energy Management and Grids Interaction
WP 4 User Interaction
WP 5 Support Strategies