The European Research & Innovation project PLURAL funded by the Horizon 2020 programme aims to design, validate and demonstrate a palette of versatile, adaptable, scalable, off-site prefabricated Plug-and-Use kits. The objectives of the project will be achieved through international cooperation of 18 partners from 7 European countries with overall budget of 9,5 million EUR. Reduction of energy consumption and emissions in buildings is vital in meeting the EU's climate and energy targets for 2030. The NZEB (Near Zero Energy Building) concept requires a high level of energy efficiency, in combination with on-site renewable energy use/production. NZEB, can be leveraged further by prefabrication of building renovation components which enables improved quality control and shorter renovation times, since it reduces the duration of production and installation phases. Aligning prefabrication to Building Information Modelling (BIM) further facilitates coordination of manufacturing and preassembly (off-site and on-site) and improves engineering and construction management, bringing substantial benefits (time, cost, and quality) to the project owners. PLURAL proposes an integrated “Plug-and-play” solution meeting the above challenges, that takes into account User needs, which is hence named “Plug-and-Use” – PnU – kits. Key to achieving these goals is to understand how to select and integrate various renewable energy technologies from the many available, incorporate them in prefabricated façade components and optimise their performance for different building types, climates and socio-economic conditions. Also, how to best manufacture them minimising energy use and material waste. All the above in the context of BIM (Building information modelling) process.
iclimabuilt’s goal is to create an open access ecosystem for developing, upscaling and testing innovations in building envelope materials and technical systems via its 9 Pilot Lines (PLs) to reach Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) balance. At the same time, iclimabuilt will support and help small high-tech firms to scale up and cope with the continuous rising of technological complexity, assisting in the transformation of research results into innovations.
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