Finding easier, cheaper and faster solutions for deep renovation is a goal we have in common with other interesting projects. 

We are glad to share experiences and knowledge with other experts in the field.

If you work for a similar project and would like to collaborate in dissemination activities or to be added to our project cluster, get in contact with us!


P2ENDURE is a research project within the EU research programme “Horizon 2020” that stands for Plug-and- Play product and process innovations for energy-efficient building deep renovation.

P2Endure mainly aims to provide scalable, adaptable and ready-to-implement innovative Plug-and-Play prefab solutions for deep renovation of building envelopes and technical systems. The innovative solutions will be complemented with a proof-of-performance, which is based on pilot implementation and monitoring in 10 live demonstration projects representing deep renovation characteristics in all main EU geo-clusters. Through this aim, P2ENDURE will ensure that the Plug-and-Play solutions are ready for EU-level market upscaling by 2020. The project demonstrates the most optimal solutions for deep renovation, which are characterized as affordable, eligible for rapid production and installation, as well as replicable, compatible and adaptable to the widest range of building types and geo-clusters across Europe.


E2VENT main goal is the development of an Energy Efficient Ventilated Facades for Optimal Adaptability and Heat Exchange enabling low energy architectural concepts for the refurbishment of existing buildings.

E2VENT will develop, demonstrate and validate a cost e ective, high energy e cient, low CO2 emissions, replicable, low intrusive, systemic approach for retro tting of residential buildings, able to achieve remarkable energy savings, through the integration of an innovative adaptive ventilated façade system, including:

  • Smart modular heat recovery units which improves Indoor Air Quality while minimizing energy losses,
  • Cost-e ective, easy to install, high performance adapted products for external termalitermalinsulation,
  • A latent system using PCM that allows thermal storage mode for the reduction of energy peaks,
  • A smart building management system enhancing the user experience and allowing future adaptability.

The proposed solution for building retrofitting should lead to 50% reduction of primary energy needs and significant CO2 emissions reduction. The main target of E2VENT system is the market associated to the retrofitting of multistorey residential buildings built in the 60’s 70’s. Those buildings are found in all Europe and can be characterized by their insulation weakness, bad air quality due to the lack of air renewal system and low architectural interest.


The DREEAM project provides strategies for cost-effective large-scale energy efficient renovations of residential buildings.

DREEAM aims to show that renovating at a larger scale opens the opportunity for a better integration of renewable energy and is generally more cost effective. The project demonstrates a multi-building and single owner renovation approach that can achieve a 75% reduction of total energy demand.

The core of DREEAM is to identify optimal combinations of technologies, which a) can deliver highest energy reduction for a set of buildings, while at the same time, b) taking into consideration building owners’ financial capacity and the preferences of tenants. The project considers interconnected energy systems including a range of energy demand reduction, renewable energy generation, energy storage and dynamic control.

DREEAM focuses on social and public housing (representing 12% of the EU building stock), whose owners manage large portfolios of residential buildings with high potential for energy performance improvements. In such environment, the economies of scale can be best validated. On the one side, many activities and technologies become cheaper per unit. On the other side, smart energy management systems work best in connected systems.

The DREEAM approach is implemented on pilot sites in the UK, Sweden and Italy. These demonstration sites are to validate the DREEAM method in different climate, cultural and institutional configurations. In parallel, DREEAM develops replicable concepts throughout Europe, focusing on large scale financing and multi-year tendering.