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The Holistic Energy and Architectural Retrofit Toolkit (HEART) brings together different components and technologies that can transform existing buildings into smart buildings, thus contributing to the Renovation Wave in order to decarbonise Europe’s building stock. In developing this toolkit, the project advances and improves energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in buildings across Europe, particularly in Central and Southern Europe, where climate change is leading to increased electricity consumption during the summer and winter seasons.
HEART is a cloud-based computing platform that includes decision-making and energy management features. The toolkit thus becomes the “heart” of a building, regulating its energy consumption and energy flow.
Travel to Italy and France with us to see the work in progress at our demo sites where we are working on integrating HEART into social housing buildings.
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TOOLKIT TO HELP DECARBONISE THE EUROPEAN BUILDING STOCK
Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, the HEART project is aimed
at making existing buildings « smarter », through the application of an innovative toolkit. Such a toolkit is able to reduce energy consumption, with overall savings on heating, summer air conditioning and domestic hot water production variable between 60% and 90%, and to significantly improve comfort for the inhabitants who will be able to manage their consumption directly.
The HEART project is developing and testing several components that promise to facilitate renovation by using: a multifunctional prefabricated facade system, universal photovoltaic tiles, a high-efficiency water storage tank, direct current smart fan coils and heat pumps, a multi-input/multi-output controller and a cloud-based platform to support decision making and energy management phases.