The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) played host to the REHOUSE consortium at the Institut National de l’Énergie Solaire (INES) headquarters in Le Bourget-du-Lac, France, on May 10-11. The second General Assembly was attended by 25 project partners from eight countries who shared project progress, updates, and plans for the coming months. The event featured highly productive workshops and a tour of partner Techniwood’s prefabricated panel facilities, where PanoBloc is produced, a product used in the PanoRen Renovation Package.
The main objective of the meeting was to review the project progress made during the first months of the project (M1-M8) and review the planning for the next period. The meeting also featured the project’s first two workshops. The first was led by Steinbeis Europa Zentrum and aimed to stimulate discussion on the project’s potential Exploitable Results (T5.5). Nobatek held the second workshop, which focused on the monitoring plans (T3.4) to be developed and deployed within the REHOUSE project.
The goal of REHOUSE, a project co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme, 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 more frequently. The partners are now finishing up the demo site evaluation plans and analyzing the social circumstances for future events. These impact evaluations will aid in ensuring that social innovation initiatives specific to the local setting are used to implement REHOUSE. The project’s retrofitting solutions will be used at four demonstration locations in Greece, Italy, France, and Hungary. Over the next four 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.