Projects

ReCO2ST

ReCO2ST is an H2020 European Union Project addressing the challenges of attaining zero and near-zero energy buildings. The project proposes for the refurbishment of existing building via a systemic 3-step approach: First, the project Refurbishment Assessment Tool (RAT) will identify possible refurbishment scenarios. Secondly, the refurbishment actions will be mapped out (regarding order and costs) using an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) vehicle; and finally, the deployment and installation of the Retrofit-Kit (refurbishment package) comprising of a comprehensive index of the latest innovative technologies available.

The Retrofit-Kit will feature a host of cost-efficient, customizable and modular technologies such as vacuum insulation panels; photovoltaics, smart windows, wireless sensor networks, intelligent energy management systems and nature-based technologies (NBT).

As specialists in the nature-based solutions, alchemia-nova will advance its development of two bio-technical air-treatment systems for inclusion in the Retrofit-Kit. These systems exploit the cleansing, cooling and humidification properties of strategically placed plant-matter. The first comprises of a decentralised pot-plant-based system easily installed into buildings as part of a retrofit-kit, or as stand-alone solutions. In the second system, ambient-air is treated by directing ventilation through a ‘winter-garden’ plant chamber.

The systems are automatable and designed to maintain better and healthier air-quality, and a stable indoor temperature, heightening comfort and significantly enhancing the aesthetics of the indoor environment.

ReCO2ST overview

Project coordinator
AALBORG UNIVERSITET, Denmark

Project Partners
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON, United Kingdom
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORKNATIONAL  UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, Ireland
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ, Spain
ESTIA SA, Switzerland
VA-Q-TEC AG, Germany
GROUPE E GREENWATT SA, Switzerland
QUANTIS, Switzerland
ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH, Austria
HORN  IRENE, Denmark
CORE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY OE, Greece
FREDERIKSHAVN BOLIGFORENING, Denmark
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTRE IRELAND LIMITED, Ireland
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA, Spain
AYUNTAMIENTO DE CADIZ (ADCADIZ), Spain
RETRAITES POPULAIRES (RP), Switzerland
EUROPEAN COOL ROOFS COUNCIL (ECRC), Belgium

Project status
Starts 1/2018, duration 42 months
Project homepage: recost.eu
Call: H2020-EEB- 005-2017 Development of near zero energy building renovation
Innovation Action
Grant Agreement Number:  768576
Estimated Project Cost: € 8,415,618.75
Requested EU Contribution: € 6,914,690.00