European project BRICKER

Energy reduction in the public building stock

The EU Parliament passed a directive for energy performance of buildings (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, EPBD). Since 2010 there is a revised directive, which should contribute to the EU goals in the area of energy and climate change. From 2019 onwards the member states have to ensure, that all new buildings, used by public organisations are nearly zero-energy buildings.

BRICKER aims to develop a retrofitting solution package for existing public-owned non-residential buildings in order to achieve a drastic reduction of the energy consumption (beyond 50%) and GHG emissions in this sector. In three demonstration units in Belgium, Spain and Turkey, they installed active and passive technologies. Passive technologies are optimisation of the building facade, the windows, the roof and general analysis of the facade. Aktive technologies are e.g. usage of renewable energies and decentralised heating system. This activities where accompanied by information and communication technologies e.g. simulations, interactions and controlling.

The consortium consisted out of the following 18 partners:
Acciona Infraestructuras S.A. (Spain), Fundación CARTIF (Spain), CEMOSA S.A. (Spain), Gobierno de Extremadura (Spain), Expander Tech S.L. (Spain), Fundación Tecnalia (Spain), EURAC (Italy), Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy), Laterizi Gambettola SRL (Italy), Purinova Sp.zo.o (Poland), Steinbeis 2i GmbH (Germany), Greencom SCRL (Belgium), Province de Liège (Belgium), Université de Liège (Belgium), GEIE (Belgium), Onur Enerji (Turkey), Ozyegin University (Turkey), Adnan Menderes University (Turkey)

Project duration: 10/2013 – 08/2018
Countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey