4RinEU management to implement deep renovation

In general terms, a Deep Renovation project basically consists on the implementation of a set of actions aimed to reduce the global energy consumption of an existing building, through the renovation of the heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water and lighting systems and the improvement of the energy passive features of the building envelope. It is usually a complex process which involves many stakeholders, goes through several stages, implements a wide and diverse range of technical solutions and must consider a set of technical, economic and human factors with common and ambitious objectives.

Renovation projects are usually approached not as an integral process according to the complexity required but as a service delivery indifferent to the difficulty and multiplicity of the interactions existing between the parties involved and developed activities. This approach may result in the achievement of a sub-optimal global solution, the noncompliance of the defined targets, the increase of the final costs for one or several parties or, in the worst case, the project failure.

The methodology outlined in this document offers a new way of conducting the management of deep renovation projects, defining the barriers and challenges that the building construction industry should address.

Download the report – October, 18 2019

Guidelines and technology concepts for managing building end of life

The objective of the guidelines is to define good practices to advise the manufacturers in relation to the sustainability of deconstruction processes. With this aim, specific disassembly approaches to manage the end-of-life of the buildings components, increasing the recycling rate of the construction materials for the proposed technologies, are defined.

Download the report – September, 30 2019

Fan/HVAC control strategies and integration guidelines – Confidential

This study aims at developing a smart ceiling fan with the capability of automatically adapt its rotational speed based on the temperature and relative humidity values measured in the room.

This document is confidential – For more information please contact Eurac Research

Prefabricated multifunctional façade and technical booklet – Confidential

This document describes 4RinEU’s systematic and robust approach towards deep renovation using prefabricated multifunctional timber-frame façade elements. These prefabricated elements integrate building service components that are added to existing buildings by means of the new envelope, improving energy performance.

This document is confidential – For more information please contact Gumpp & Maier

Protocol for participative deep renovation design and user motivation

4RinEU short guidelines allow to identify and lower the deep renovation barrier, as well as to increase the stakeholders’ motivation in different EU geo-clusters. The protocol includes the identification of roles, needs and interests of owners, tenants and public authority, being key elements for achieving a successful and efficient implementation, reaching the expected impact in terms of energy savings and increased renovation rate.

Download the report – October, 31 2018


Energy Audit of the deep renovation for the demo cases – Confidential

The report presents the audit methodology and the tools developed in the demo cases to reduce ‘prebound’ and ‘rebound’ effect on energy use in buildings, considering fuel poverty issue. The cost-optimal energy audit method couples surveys, measurements and modelling. It is a stand-alone service between the energy management companies and designers, in a wider framework of deep renovation.

 This document is confidential – For more information please contact R2M Solution



Sensible Building Data Handler App

A novel tablet application for iOS, Windows and Android will be developed, able to gather data from the building. The app will allow the user to identify which systems are installed in various rooms (e.g. dimming controls for lighting in a room, room by room heating controls etc.) and ‘tag’ this information so that it can be applied to the operational model at a later date. A database of common equipment will be created, to allow the user to easily tag and to identify the location of plant and equipment that may differ from the original plans and layout of the building. The app will also contain functionality to specify sensor and meter locations in the building.


Concept design and performance targets for the demos

A report will define the best technology package to be used in each demo, taking into account its own peculiarities in terms of architectural features, construction typologies, climate and social aspects, deepness of renovation intervention, kind of facilities, structure of governance and decision making process (including owner, occupant, architect, main contractor, etc.), etc. A detailed plan with concept design will be drafted, with performance targets for the deep renovation on each of the three demo cases.