Press Release: Progress in REHOUSE presented in Thessaloniki, Greece

REHOUSE Consortium meets in historic Thessaloniki for third General Assembly

25 European organisations meet in Greece to continue progressing with the project REHOUSE

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Thessaloniki, 14/11/2023:

REHOUSE partners from across Europe met in Thessaloniki, Greece on November 14-15 to discuss project progress, upcoming objectives, and overall goals. Organised by Project Coordinator CARTIF and hosted by partner CERTH, the third Project General Assembly provided an excellent opportunity to review the results of the previous months and define the consortium’s next main steps to achieve project objectives. Attendees presented and reviewed the current status of progress of the Renovation Packages and Demo-sites and participated in a so-called ‘Poster Slam’ workshop, where key exploitable results (KER) were presented and evaluated against best practice criteria. The results of this workshop will support the Exploitation Team’s work to support the uptake of KERs developed within the REHOUSE project. Participants also had the opportunity to visit CERTH demo-house, where a similar solution to one of the REHOUSE Renovation Packages is already implemented as part of a synergy EU-project.

The goal of REHOUSE, a project co-funded by the European Union Horizon Research and Innovation Programme and supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, is to broaden the scope and productivity of the renovation process, improve occupant and user comfort and satisfaction, and use integrated solutions for the decentralized generation of renewable energy. The partners are now completing the final designs and testing procedures of the renovation solutions to achieve TRL6, finishing up the demo site monitoring plans, making the technical diagnosis of the demo buildings and analyzing the social circumstances for future project deployments in order to guarantee the final end-users’ acceptance of the innovative solutions. The project’s retrofitting solutions (Renovation Packages) will be applied to four demonstration sites located in Greece, Italy, France, and Hungary for their validation in operational conditions (at TR7). REHOUSE started on October 2022, has covered the first year and over the next three years, the initiative will provide 8 cutting-edge, comprehensive solutions for effective, affordable, and sustainable retrofit procedures. This will involve thorough designs, pilot setup, and solutions validation demonstrations. If the remodeling strategies are found to be effective, they will be made available on the market, put into practice on a broad scale, and eventually help to accelerate the current European renovation rate.

Project Coordinator

Javier Antolín, Fundación CARTIF  

Main Press Contact

Vipul Sarnot, Steinbeis 2i GmbH

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