Noticias en la PTEC




05 de Abril de 2018


Energy reduction in public buildings: learning to lead from the front


Public buildings are expected to meet these challenges and act as frontrunners. It is time to use the wealth of resources already at our disposal to accelerate change.

The results of four and half years research and demonstration testing are now being made available to help local authorities and professionals work faster and with more confidence to meet national and European energy goals. BRICKER’s retrofitting solution package is a proven basis for reducing energy consumption in non-residential buildings.


A series of active and passive solutions have been tested and implemented in two real-world demonstration buildings (Liege, Belgium and Aydin, Turkey) and a simulation case study (Caceres, Spain). These are located in different countries and with different end uses to show the vital ingredients for success and that technology transfer can travel easily.


To transfer vital ingredients of these energy-efficient practices quickly and effectively, BRICKER is making technology integration, guidance for implementation and transfer support available to public and private building owners, architects, engineers, policymakers and more.


Numerous insights in each of the following areas are available to increase impact, build confidence, and save time and money in:


• Envelope retrofitting solutions


• Zero-emission energy production technologies


• System design, operation and maintenance


• Energy modelling and monitoring


• Energy regulations and certification schemes


Using the BRICKER approach has helped achieve between 20 and 33% of economic savings at energy-intensive sites across various European climate zones. Typically, demonstration sites are also on track to meet a top line target of 50% less energy consumptions and return on investment in a targeted seven years. With tools like these, investing in our future has never looked so good.


ACCIONA CARTIF TECNALIA and CEMOSA are partners of the project


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