Project: Industrialised Energy Efficient Retrofitting Of Resident Buildings In Cold Climates

Acronym: 
E2REBUILD
Runtime: 
01.01.2011 to 30.06.2014
Status: 
completed project
Programme: 
Framework Programme 7
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The vision of E2ReBuild is to transform the retrofitting construction sector into an innovative, high-tech, energy efficient industrialised sector. The project implements research and develop new retrofitting solutions regarding planning, design, technology, construction as well as operation and use of buildings. The E2ReBuild results are demonstrated in projects in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK.

Today, the building industry in Europe is characterised mainly by on-site production, which may be inefficient with regard to cost and production time. The sector is negatively associated with poor quality as well as an unsafe and unhealthy working environment. Facing the enormous need for reduced energy use and renovation of buildings from the post-war era, these problems are reasons why an industrial construction process for retrofitting is needed. Using well-designed, prefabricated elements, for example, can drastically reduce the production time, and thus possibly also cost of retrofit projects as well as minimise the social disturbance for tenants.

E2Rebuild is a collaboration project between 20 partners in eight European countries. Architect bureaus, construction- and housing companies as well as universities and research institutes participate in the project.


E2ReBuild aims to
- investigate, promote and demonstrate cost effective and advanced energy efficient retrofit strategies that create added value for existing apartment buildings and endorse end-users to stay and build a dynamic society
- to establish and demonstrate sustainable renovation solutions that will greatly reduce the energy use
- to create a holistic industrialised process that minimises technical and social disturbance for tenants and facilitates energy efficient operation and use of the buildings including encouraging energy efficient behaviour

This will be achieved by transferring technical innovations and advances from research to application and wide use. It will also change current inefficient way of doing business to a win-win situation for all involved actors.

PROJECT GOALS:

E2ReBuild investigates, promotes, and demonstrates, cost-effective and advanced energy-efficient retrofit strategies that create added value for existing apartment buildings. The vision of E2ReBuild is to transform the retrofitting construction sector from the current craft and resource based construction towards an innovative, high-tech, energy efficient industrialised sector. We believe that industrial construction is part of the solution to both energy-efficient retrofitting and improved quality of life for people. An innovative, industrialised process can create living environments with good architectural values and buildings with very low energy use, at a low cost.

In E2Rebuild we adress these problems in order to speed up the development towards an energy efficient construction and building sector.

The aims of E2ReBuild are:
- To investigate, promote and demonstrate cost effective and advanced energy efficient retrofit strategies that create added value for existing apartment buildings and endorse end-users to stay and build a dynamic society
- To establish and demonstrate sustainable renovation solutions that will reduce the energy use to fulfil at least the national limit values for new buildings according to the applicable legislation based on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directives (for 2010) and to reduce the space heat use by about 75%.
- To create a holistic industrialised process that aims to minimise technical and social disturbance for tenants and facilitates energy efficient operation and use of the buildings including encouraging energy efficient behaviour.
- Innovation in planning and design The aim is to provide concepts and solutions for the retrofitting process based on industrialised construction systems – from prefabrication technologies, optimised digital workflow and survey to off-site production and on-site assembly. • Develop holistic retrofit strategies with high added value and high replication [...]
The aim is to reduce the energy use in the demonstration buildings to 30-50 kWh/m2a for heating, ventilation and hot water, by introducing innovative and sustainable renovation solutions. These solutions focus on industrial manufacturing methods for e.g., facade elements and standardised retrofit measures that allow a high replication potential. That [...]
A complete condition analysis of the existing building structure as well as building materials is a key factor in building modernisation and of great importance to create as much knowledge as possible in the early stage of the project. A checklist exemplifies different tasks and points out the responsibility of [...]
This report summarises the experiences made and lessons learned within the seven E2ReBuild projects in view of collaboration and action chains. Impacts and conclusions concerning the design and construction process, the communication management, the participation, the claim and time management, the work-flow on-site, the Health & Safety management, the relationship [...]

Organisations and people involved in this project.

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NCC AB

Field: Engineering, Construction (Sweden)

Role in project: Project Coordination

Contact person: Ms. BERGLUND Birgitta

Website: http://www.ncc.se

Phone: +46-858553326

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AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO

(Finland)

Contact person: Prof. HEIKKINEN Pekka

Website: http://www.aalto.fi/en

Phone: +358-505174727

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APARTMENT BOSTAD VÄST

Field: Real estate (Sweden)

Contact person: Mr. ERIKSSON Ulf

Website: http://www.apartmentbostad.se/

Phone: +46-035100124

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EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

(Switzerland)

Contact person: Mr. ZIMMERMANN Markus

Website: http://www.empa.ch/

Phone: +41-448234178

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GALLIONS HOUSING ASSOCIATION

Field: Real estate (United Kingdom)

Contact person: Mr. HILL Daniel

Website: http://www.gallionsha.co.uk

Phone: +44-2083084191

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GUMPP & MAIER GMBH

Field: Construction (Germany)

Contact person: Mr. GUMPP Alexander

Website: http://www.gumpp-maier.de/

Phone: +49-8272998512

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GWG GEMEINNÜTZIGE WOHNSTÄTTEN- UND SIEDLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Field: Real estate (Germany)

Contact person: Ms. ENGLERT-FRIEDRICH Dagmar

Website: http://www.gwg-muenchen.de/

Phone: +49-8955114251

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HOCHSCHULE LUZERN

Field: Scientific research and development, Education (Switzerland)

Contact person: Prof. SCHWEHR Peter

Website: http://www.hslu.ch/

Phone: +41-3493348

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LICHTBLAU ARCHITEKTEN GBR

(Germany)

Contact person: Mr. LICHTBLAU Florian

Website: http://www.lichtblau.de/

Phone: +49-896427870

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MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA SA

Field: Construction (Poland)

Contact person: Mr. ZACH Juliusz

Website: http://www.mostostal.waw.pl/index.php

Phone: +48-225485625

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NCC RAKENNUS OY

Field: Construction (Finland)

Contact person: Mr. EKLUND Esa

Website: http://www.ncc.fi/

Phone: +358-105075774

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OFFICE PUBLIC D'AMENAGEMENT ET DE CONSTRUCTION DE L'ISERE

(France)

Contact person: Mr. JEHL Benoît

Website: http://www.opac38.fr/

Phone: +33-476205074

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POHJOIS-SUOMEN OPISKELIJA-ASUNTOSAATIO

(Finland)

Contact person: KUMPULAINEN Ulla

Website: http://www.psoas.fi/en/

Phone: +358-447573152

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SCHWORERHAUS KG

(Germany)

Contact person: Mr. WALCHER Christoffer

Website: http://www.schwoererhaus.de

Phone: +49-738716161

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SP SVERIGES TEKNISKA FORSKNINGSINSTITUT AB

Field: Scientific research and development (Sweden)

Contact person: Dr. CAPENER Carl-Magnus

Phone: +46-105165852

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STICHTING ALLEEWONEN

Field: Real estate (Netherlands)

Contact person: Mr. VAN REDE Robert

Website: http://www.alleewonen.nl/

Phone: +31-165558888

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Field: Scientific research and development, Education (Germany)

Contact person: Ms. RONCHETTI Ulrike

Website: http://www.tu-muenchen.de

Phone: +49-8928922616

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TRECODOME BV

Field: Construction (Netherlands)

Contact person: Mr. BOONSTRA Jan Michiel

Website: http://www.trecodome.com/en/

Phone: +31-165538674

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WBG AUGSBURG

Field: Real estate (Germany)

Contact person: Mr. WINTERHOLLER Jürgen

Website: http://www.wbg-augsburg.de/

Phone: +49-82150447020

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WHITE ARKITEKTER AKTIEBOLAG

Field: Architecture (Sweden)

Contact person: Mr. MALM Gustav

Phone: +46-855602349

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