The e-SAFE project participated in the 2021 edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which took place on 25-29 October under the theme «Towards 2030: Reshaping the European energy system». e-SAFE was present in the EUSEW main agenda with an Energy Talk held by Professor Gianpiero Evola from UNICT. Moreover, the project was engaging in the extended programme of the EUSEW with a Workshop for Engaging Stakeholders in the Field of Deep Renovation, which took place both in Catania and online on 1st October (you can find more information here).
The energy talk took place online on 28th October 2021 under the full title of «The e-SAFE solutions for the energy and seismic renovation of non-historic buildings». The session aimed at presenting the main challenges and scopes of the e-SAFE project.
Professor Evola introduced the talk giving data on the poor energy performance of the European building stock and the earthquake-proneness of almost half of the EU territory, especially of the south-east regions. In response to these problems, the e-SAFE project is developing and demonstrating new technical solutions for the energy and deep seismic renovation of non-historical buildings with reinforced-concrete (RC) frame, proposing a concrete answer for new building skin. The building skin will affect only the façade of the buildings, ensuring minimum disturbance for the residents. It will be made by panels of different types (click here for more information), providing energy and seismic retrofitting for the EU building stock.
In addition to the real pilot building in Catania, where since July 2021 many co-design activities involving the residents are taking place, the project seeks two other virtual pilots: these buildings will not be fully renovated during the project, however, the e-SAFE team will follow the entire process resulting in the release of a detailed design for the renovation works.
A call for expression of interest to select the two virtual pilots will be launched in April 2022, so Professor Evola closed his speech inviting those potentially interested in contacting the e-SAFE project through its official email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Watch the recording of the event on the e-SAFE YouTube channel here.