European project OptEEmAL

Optimised Energy Efficient Design Platform for Refurbishment at District Level

The OptEEmAL project partners developed an Optimised Energy Efficient Design Platform able to provide a set of solutions that are based on different energy conservation measures to improve the energy behaviour of a district. The tool reduces time delivery and uncertainties which results in improved solutions when compared to business-as-usual practices. Under the coordination of CARTIF Techology Center, Spain, 13 partners from 8 countries have been working on delivering an optimised, integrated and systemic design based on an Integrated Project Delivery approach for building and district retrofitting projects.

In order to validate the OptEEmAL platform, two steps were required: First, the deployment of the platform prototype through existing innovative EU-wide initiatives at district level in order to test performance under different conditions. In an ambitious final stage for the validation procedure, OptEEmAL has carried out several demo cases.

SEZ was a project partner and responsible for innovation measures accompanying the project partners in reaching the research and innovation targets of the project:

  • Supporting the process of transferring RTDI actions into marketable applications
  • Communication & dissemination of RTDI results for exploitation

Project duration: 09/2015 – 02/2019
Countries: France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

  • The solution for designing your energy efficient district retrofitting project
    OptEEmAL Final Booklet - Optimised Energy Efficient Design Platform for Refurbishment at District Level, Editor: Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (Nathalie da Silva, Kathrin Eckerlin) with contributions from the OptEEmAL Partners (CARTIF Technology Centre, Fundación TECNALIA, NOBATEK, Fundació Privada Universitat i Tecnologia, Technical University of Crete, ACCIONA Construction, United Technologies Research Centre, Expert System, ARGEDOR Information Technologies Ltd., Distretto tecnologico trentino per l’energia e l’ambiente, Fomento San Sebastián, City of Lund), January 2019 pdf (4 MB)