Replication in virtual demo buildings
We would like to find out whether the RenoZEB solutions can be applied to different markets, climates, buildings etc., basically whether we could replicate them throughout Europe and beyond. For this we will use three virtual demonstration buildings in Bulgaria, Greece and Italy.
As a first step, a common analysis framework with a set of criteria will be developed to test the replicability of the solution on the virtual demo buildings. The monitoring plan and economic analysis performed for the real buildings will be reproduced for virtual demos in order to evaluate the consistency of the results. In this case, the monitoring systems will consist of virtual meters and sensors conveniently included in the models of the virtual buildings.
The Bulgarian virtual demonstration building
The building located in Ravda is a residential building from the 80's with a net living floor area about 1,300 m2. This will constitute an ideal approach to test and confirm the feasibility of applying the methodology and solutions in an additional residential building situated in a different climatic zone/ geographical area.
The Greek virtual demonstration building
The office building (with several work spaces and meeting rooms) is located in the northern suburbs of Athens and is a listed building. The 4-story building with a usable area of 954 square meters was built progressively, starting from the early 80’s while adding an additional floor in 1990. A brick wall construction was followed for the building envelope with low emissive glazing windows for the exterior. The envelope’s U-Value is 2.5 W/m2K. This will constitute an ideal approach to test and confirm the feasibility of applying the methodology and solution on a building with a use that is not residential.
The Italian virtual demonstration building
Le Due Torri Shopping Centre is situated in the municipality of Stezzano, next to the Dalmine toll gate on the A4 Turin – Venice motorway. It has a covered surface area housing approximately 100 shops distributed on two floors. In addition a basement level with parking spaces and a 2,000 m2 Esselunga Megastore, plus 20,000 m2 of outdoor parking spaces.
More information under http://www.leduetorri.net