HEART: A toolkit for measuring, tracking, and increasing energy efficiency in buildings is in the making.

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The First HEART Newsletter: HEART Spring 2018 Edition
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ANNOUNCING HEART
HEART: A toolkit for measuring, tracking, and increasing energy efficiency in buildings is in the making.
Discover the HEART project!
HEART's PARTNERS
To achieve HEART's goals, 16 partners from 10 different countries are working together for the next four years:
Image from the partner meeting that took place on Feb 26-27 in Lyon, France, hosted by our partner ENTPE Lyon.
Learn more about our partners!
Introducing our Work
Scientific and Administrative Management:
These activities aim to support the work of a trans-disciplinary team in order to adapt different technologies according to a holistic logic.This work will ensure the project's administrative management. Learn more.
Continuous Update of the Intervention Context, Constraints and Opportunities:
Progressively update the features of the HEART geographic, energy, regulatory and technological application context and of all its boundary conditions, including the economic and regulatory issues. Learn more.
Hear it from the experts!
What do our partners say about HEART?
Darla Grey

Niccolò Aste - Project Coordinator

"The global climate change challenge may be won only by radically rethinking our energy system. One of the most critical aspects of this endeavor is represented by our buildings’ consumptions – heating, cooling, and electricity – making up for about 40% of Europe’s total energy budget. The EU’s recent energy policies aim at realizing nearly zero energy buildings; however, the greatest weight of the energy share is due to existing buildings whose low efficiencies risk becoming unsustainable. It is thus utterly important to devise building stock retrofit strategies able to produce concrete solutions effective at a large scale. The project HEART aims at realizing the transformation of existing buildings into nZEBs through multi-technological synergistic systems in which building envelop and technical plants closely interact to guarantee at the same time the highest levels of efficiency and economical convenience and comfort for tenants. The second challenge I will face in the next years is to coordinate with the same effectiveness the multidisciplinary team that supports the project and to adequately value the contribution of all the project’s partners."
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Justin Greene

Uros Stritith - Associate Professor

“HEART project focuses on improving energy efficiency in the building sector and aims to develop, test and validate a holistic and multi-technological integrated and interconnected system for the deep rehabilitation of residential buildings. As a person in charge and ahead of the Laboratory for Heating Sanitary and Solar Technology and Air-conditioning I will coordinate work between co-ordinator Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) and a partner the University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (UL-FME) in the context of HEART project data management as well as experimental and numerical work at specific work packages in on-going project."
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Dee Smith

Julien Dijol - Policy Coordinator

"HEART will be about looking for the right balance between technologies, finance and social acceptance to create a packaged solution for nearly zero energy renovation of social housing."
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HEART UPDATES
HEART's second partner meeting in Lyon
HEART's partners gathered in Lyon to effectively align their objectives for each component of the projects, and to agree on future steps. Partners presented their work and visited the Lyon case study. Check out some highlights below!
#HEART partners visited the location for the Lyon case study, where Paul Sachot from our partner Est Métropole Habitat explained different aspects of the buildings, and of the case study.
EU Commission Project Officer presents important update and information on the continuous reporting and benefits of using the participant portal #HEART.
 
Upcoming events related to HEART
MCE 2018: Mostra Convegno Expocomfort – The Essence of Comfort Conference

13 - 16 March
Milano, Italy
Learn more
PLEA 2018: Passive and Low-Energy Architecture Conference 

10 - 12 December
Hong Kong
Learn more
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For more technical details about the HEART project:
 
Dr. Claudio Del Pero
Politecnico di Milano
Dept. of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering
Email: claudio.delpero@polimi.it
Tel: +39 349 8571920
For interview opportunities and HEART communication:
 
Hadil Ayoub
Communication Assistant
REVOLVE
Email: hadil@revolve.media
Tel: +32 2 318 39 84