HEART - Holistic Energy and Architectural Retrofit Toolkit
The project HEART (Holistic Energy and Architectural Retrofit Toolkit)is a multifunctional retrofit toolkit within which different subcomponents cooperate synergistically to transform an existing building into a Smart Building. Based on a whole-building performance approach, the toolkit is conceived to achieve extremely high levels of energy efficiency in the existing residential building stock, with particular reference to Central and Southern Europe, where climate change and energy transition have boosted electricity consumption peaks both during summer and winter seasons. However, it may be extended equally well to new residential and commercial buildings. The system’s central core consists of a cloud-based computing platform that concentrates managing and operational logic to support decision-making in planning and construction as well as energy performance enhancement and monitoring during operation. The toolkit provides energy saving, energy fluxes optimization, data exchange, stakeholders’ active involvement and Smart Grid interactivity.
HEART is coordinated by Politecnico di Milano - Department of architecture, built environment and construction engineering, together with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, and involves fifteen partners: École nationale des travaux publics de l’État, Univerza v Ljubljani, Accademia Europea di Bolzano, Turbo Power systems ltd, Heliotherm Wärmepumpentechnik Ges.m.b.H., Zh srl, vyzVoice S.A., STILLE EKO društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću za trgovinu i usluge, Revolve Water, Quantis Sàrl, Construcciones García Rama SL, Comite Europeen De Coordination De L'habitat Social, Azienda Casa Emilia Romagna di Reggio Emilia, Est Métropole Habitat, Fundación CTIC. HEART is funded by European Union under the Horizon 2020. The project started on October 2017 and will end on September 2021.