e-SAFE: WHAT'S IN THE POT?

Innovative technical solutions and implementation protocols, new business models and financial tools, engagement and training of a wide variety of actors: the e-SAFE approach to deep energy and seismic building renovation. e-SAFE aims to transform the EU market of building renovation, in order to contribute to the EU targets for 2030 and 2050.

OBJECTIVES

PRIMARY ENERGY SAVING

reduction of non-renewable primary energy by at least 80% in the renovated buildings.

DECARBONISATION

reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by the building stock

DECREASED SEISMIC VULNERABILITY

increased seismic resilience of the building stock, reduced damages and casualties in case of earthquake

REDUCTION OF TIME AND COSTS

reduction of time and costs of renovation if compared to current practice

MINIMAL DISTURBANCE

to minimize occupants’ disturbance and time on-site

GREATER APPEAL

to develop a viable co-design protocol able to increase the functional and aesthetic benefits of e-SAFE solutions

AFFORDABILITY

innovative business models in order to facilitate the financing of the project

ENHANCED COMPETENCES

training of building professionals to improve the quality of deep renovation

Our technologies

-PANEL

DECARBONISATION POTENTIAL
SEISMIC RESISTANCE
ADAPTABILITY

e-PANEL is a prefabricated timber-based panel applied to the outer walls of the existing building. It integrates local insulating biomaterials, customizable finishing, and new high-performance windows to replace existing ones. Installation is done using mobile lifting equipment to reduce implementation time and occupants’ disruption. e-PANEL can be combined with e-CLT and/or e-EXOS to increase the seismic resistance of the building and renew the architectural image of the building.

e-PANEL is a prefabricated timber-based panel applied to the outer walls of the existing building. It integrates local insulating biomaterials, customizable finishing, and new high-performance windows to replace existing ones. Installation is done using mobile lifting equipment to reduce implementation time and occupants’ disruption. e-PANEL can be combined with e-CLT and/or e-EXOS to increase the seismic resistance of the building and renew the architectural image of the building.

-CLT

DECARBONISATION POTENTIAL
SEISMIC RESISTANCE
ADAPTABILITY

e-CLT consists in adding to the outer walls cross laminated timber (CLT) panels, connected to the existing reinforced concrete (RC) frame via seismic energy dissipation devices (dampers)

e-CLT consists in adding to the outer walls cross laminated timber (CLT) panels, connected to the existing reinforced concrete (RC) frame via seismic energy dissipation devices (dampers)

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-EXOS

DECARBONISATION POTENTIAL
SEISMIC RESISTANCE
ADAPTABILITY

e-EXOS consists in strengthening the existing RC-framed structure with a metal exoskeleton, made of bidimensional bracings equipped with seismic dampers and connected to the existing RC frame

e-EXOS consists in strengthening the existing RC-framed structure with a metal exoskeleton, made of bidimensional bracings equipped with seismic dampers and connected to the existing RC frame

Local platforms

Partners

12 partners from 8 countries of different climatic zones, including high seismic regions