The event “Cluster International Conference”, organised by Bologna University - Department of Architecture, took place on 16 December 2019 in Bologna (Italy). The focus was on the state of scientific research in Europe regarding building energy efficiency and related issues. The interactive discussion was organised around the following five main topics:
- Smart Façade
- Industrial processes for the deep renovation of buildings
- Construction processes and technology building blocks
- Renewable energy and HVAC systems
- Smart grid
Among the various points of interest characterising the event, the modular façade systems developed within the MORE-CONNECT and P2ENDURE projects deserve to be mentioned, together with the development work of compact modular PCM TES tank (Thermal Energy Storage Tanks with Phase Change Materials) carried out in the context of the TESSe2b project. All the above-mentioned projects are co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program.
The RENOZEB project, included in the section reserved to industrial processes, has aroused attention not only for the manufacturing system developed by FOCCHI, but also for the integrated services (point cloud optimisation, the e-catalogue, Open BIM RenoZEB-Focchi Facades) developed by CYPE in order to facilitate the renovation process.
Written by Enrico Scoditti (RINA)