The European portal for energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings
21 February 2022
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101036723.
The overall aim of the EU-funded ARV project is to demonstrate and validate attractive, resilient, and affordable solutions that will significantly speed up deep energy renovations and deployment of energy and climate measures in the construction and energy industries. The project will work towards implementation of climate-positive circular communities in Europe, focusing on net zero-emission buildings and neighbourhoods.
ARV will provide guidelines and policy framework for future energy-efficient, circular, and digital solutions in the construction industry. The project will conduct six large-scale demonstration projects of climate positive circular communities in six European cities, showcasing a range of innovations related to the whole value chain of the industry.
The vision of the ARV project is to contribute to speedy wide scale implementation of Climate Positive Circular Communities (CPCC) where people can thrive and prosper for generations to come.
The overall aim is to demonstrate and validate attractive, resilient, and affordable solutions for CPCC that will significantly speed up the deep energy renovations and the deployment of energy and climate measures in the construction and energy industries.
To achieve this, the ARV project will employ a novel concept relying on a combination of 3 conceptual pillars, 6 demonstration projects, and 9 thematic focus areas.
The 3 conceptual pillars are integration, circularity and simplicity. Integration in ARV means the coupling of people, buildings, and energy systems, through multi-stakeholder co-creation and use of innovative digital tools. Circularity in ARV means a systematic way of addressing circular economy through automated use of LCA, digital logbooks and material banks. Simplicity in ARV means to make the solutions easy to understand and use for all stakeholders, from manufacturers to end-users.
The 6 demos are urban regeneration projects in 6 locations around Europe. They have been carefully selected to represent the different European climates and contexts, and due to their high ambitions in environmental, social and economic sustainability. Renovation of social housing and public buildings are specifically focused. Together, they will demonstrate more than 50 innovations in more than 150,00 m2 of buildings.
The 9 thematic focus areas are:
Effective planning and implementation of CPCCs
Citizen engagement, environment and well-being
Sustainable building re(design)
Resource efficient manufacturing and construction workflows
Integrated renewables and storage
Energy management and flexibility
Monitoring and evaluation
Business models, financial mechanisms, policy and exploitation
Communication, dissemination, and stakeholder outreach.
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
CONSEIL DES ARCHITECTES D'EUROPE
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
PROJECT ZERO A/S
ACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANO
AYUNTAMENT DE PALMA DE MALLORCA
INSTITUTO BALEAR DE LA VIVIENDA
FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE RECERCA DE L'ENERGIA DE CATALUNYA
Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht
COMITE EUROPEEN DE COORDINATION DE L'HABITAT SOCIAL AISBL
BURO DE HAAN INFORMATIE TECHNOLOGIE BV
CENTER DANMARK DRIFT APS
GREEN DIGITAL FINANCE ALLIANCE
STICHTING BO-EX 91
RC PANELS BV
BOS INSTALLATIEWERKEN BV
ME X ARCHITECTS BV
STATUTARNI MESTO KARVINA
DOLOMITI ENERGIA RINNOVABILI SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA' LIMITATA
DISTRETTO TECNOLOGICO TRENTINO SCARL
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
NANO POWER AS
SISTEMES AVANCATS D ENERGIA SOLAR TERMICA SCCL
Start date: 1 January 2022 - End date: 31 December 2025