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The main objective of 3ENCULT is to support the sustainable refurbishment of Europe’s built heritage through the development and demonstration of new systems and technologies both for “hard facts” energy efficient building concept and “soft systems”, such as the intelligent monitoring & control system. This approach is also reflected in the WP structure.

WP structure

After WP1, which gathers all activities management of the project consortium, WP2 is aimed at analysis and diagnosis of the built heritage at different levels with the aim to identify replicable factors that can be highlighted for general or particular contexts. Multidisciplinary elaboration of the challenge to be solved (demand) will also bring to strong integration of the “local case study teams”, especially the involved representatives of local authorities and conservation offices.

Considering the emerging demands from WP2, WP3 and WP4 will investigate the above mentioned “hard fact” and “soft systems” towards the development of:
  • technical solutions for the energy enhancement of historic buildings, integrating passive and active solutions (WP3);
  • low-cost passive and active monitoring and control systems for diagnosis, management and assessment of the building-plant system optimizing the energy demand and user comfort (WP4).
These activities include three main themes/fields of expertise: diagnosis, energy efficiency solutions, monitoring & control and a very huge amount of topics. Very expert partners in the relative fields of activities ensure an easy coordination that will be aimed at the coherence and consistency of the results.

WP5 will allow a demonstration of the developed solutions, while WP6, starting from the very beginning of the project will allow stimulus for the solution development and successively feedback on monitoring & control systems. The solution used in the case study (WP6) will be generalized both theoretical and experimentally in WP3 and WP4.

WP7 is aimed at providing the stakeholders with reliable design tools and specific material information that are developed in the above described WPs, in order to guarantee a smooth and consistent design process in a widespread application of the energy refurbishment measures on historic buildings. A second – and not less important – aim is to develop an international certification scheme and assure the quality of the interventions, in order to prevent low quality interventions and promote transparency on the
market. The demonstrated best practice, available design tools and quality assurance methods will finally contribute to the integration of historic building issues in normative and guidance as e.g. in the EPBD.

Finally WP8 is focused on the dissemination results to a wide range of stakeholders – relevant to science (building technology and materials), economy (building financing sector) and society (behaviour change, local governments), contributing to Europe’s Energy and Climate Package as well as the Economic Recovery with an innovative approach and to facilitate the transfer in cultural heritage field of proper technology for energy saving.