Buildings are responsible for 40% of the final energy demand in the EU and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, nearly 50% of the European territory is earthquake-prone, posing serious safety risks to the building stock. In seismic countries energy renovation actions should be combined with seismic retrofitting.
e-SAFE aims to contribute to the deep renovation of EU building stock by developing an innovative, market-ready system that combines decarbonization goals with earthquake resilience, indoor comfort, reduced implementation time and costs, affordable financing, reduced occupants’ disturbance, increased aesthetic and functional attractiveness. The project includes the demonstration of the e-SAFE system in one real and two virtual pilot buildings.