RES4BUILD will decarbonise the energy consumption in buildings by developing integrated renewable energy-based solutions that are tailored to the needs and requirements of users and installers. The consortium works to: Improve the performance and reduce the cost of the most innovative components of the RES4BUILD solutions; Develop tools for simulation, sizing and control, making optimal use of integrated energy systems and the flexibility of consumption, while respecting the wishes of end-users; Engage all relevant stakeholders in an interactive process to co-design integrated energy systems that suit current needs and future expectations; Test and validate various RES4BUILD solutions in different climates; and Pave the way for bringing the developed solutions to the market using rigorous life cycle assessments to measure their real impact, ensuring wide adoption.

Project details

  • Project title: “Renewables for clean energy buildings in a future power system” (RES4BUILD)
  • Funding scheme: Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action – H2020-EU.3.3.2.
  • Duration: 4 years (1 May 2019 – 30 April 2023)
  • Project coordinator: Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur Gmbh & Co Planungs Kg (WIP)
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While decarbonisation is the main objective of the RES4BUILD integrated energy solutions, decoupling from fossil fuels contributes to security of supply, and using on-site generated electricity contributes to affordability, moving away from heavily fluctuating market prices. A report has indicated the technical potential of these integrated energy systems in the European market,

A good practice assssment performed by the EU funded RES4BUILD project reveals that accelerating the uptake of Integrated Energy Solutions (IES) increasingly requires consideration of financial and social innovation to address non-technological barriers.

Maintaining indoor comfort in buildings accounts for more than 30% of total energy use worldwide – smart control of building energy use can contribute greatly towards energy sustainability goals. This is an important part of the RES4BUILD project which is looking at renewables for clean energy buildings in a future power system.