# Energy retrofit

Renovation of buildings - Eurac Research´s support for energy retrofitting

On this page, you can find a selection of buildings that have received an energy retrofit in recent years with the support of Eurac Research. The Institute for Renewable Energy carries out applied research: technologies and innovations created in collaboration with companies and other scientific partners as part of European research projects are tested in real buildings.

Social housing complex, Torri Madonna Bianca, Trento2022

Energy refurbishment and upgrading of technological systems by the Institute for Social Housing of the Province of ...

Multi-family house, Campi di Bisenzio, Firenze2021

Development of an energy-active, cost-effective envelope that is adaptable to the architectural needs of the building. ...

Multi-family house, Bagnolo in Piano, Reggio Emilia2021

Development of a multifunctional retrofit toolkit including different components (ICT, BEMS, HVAC, BIPV and Envelope ...

Multi-family house, Haugerudsenter, Oslo2021

This refurbishment project, managed by Boligbygg, involved improving the façade using prefabricated modules with ...

Rifugio Boé, Canazei, Dolomites2020

Energy renovation of a mountain refuge in the Dolomites by insulating the interior walls while maintaining the ...

Housing complex, Aslago street, Bolzano2020

The municipality of Bolzano has carried out a complete refurbishment of social housing apartment complexes. The ...

Social housing complex, Palermo street, Bolzano2020

The municipality of Bolzano has carried out a complete refurbishment of social housing apartment complexes. The ...

Social housing complex, Similaun street, Bolzano2020

The municipality of Bolzano has carried out a complete refurbishment of social housing apartment complexes. The ...

Social housing complex, Brescia-Cagliari street, Bolzano2020

The municipality of Bolzano has carried out a complete refurbishment of social housing apartment complexes. The ...

Residential building Albion Towers, Salford, UK2020

Standardized approaches and products for the systematic retrofit of residential buildings through the mitigation of ...

Social housing complex, Passeggiata dei Castani street, Bolzano2020

The municipality of Bolzano has carried out a complete refurbishment of social housing apartment complexes. The ...

Ciudad De Los Angeles, Madrid, Spain2016

Development of Systemic Packages for Deep Energy Renovation of Residential and Tertiary Buildings including Envelope and ...

Shopping mall COOP Canaletto, Modena2016

Re-conceptualizing shopping malls from consumerism to energy conservation. The energy retrofit works started in 2012 in ...

Public Weigh House, Bolzano2014

The Cassa di Risparmio Foundation has carried out conservation work on disused historic buildings. This renovation work ...

Villa Castelli, Bellano, Como Lake2013

The private renovation and conservation of a historic villa in Bellano, on the Como Lake. This project emerged from the ...

# Energy retrofit

What is energy retrofitting?

Energy retrofitting is the process of modifying the systems or the structure of a building after its initial construction and occupation in order to upgrade its energy performance and reduce its environmental impact. In the last decades, applied research has been consistently addressing buildings’ energy performance and has developed a wide range of technologies that enable buildings to consume less energy, employ renewable sources and increase tenants' comfort.

Eurac Research’s support for energy refurbishment

At Eurac Research we support the energy renovation of both residential and commercial buildings by collaborating with businesses and other research institutes. With the help of dynamic simulations, we develop energy solutions, conduct laboratory tests and apply these in demo buildings within the framework of international research projects, in Italy and abroad. But we do not just focus on technologies: we study new methods of implementing technological solutions in an effective way and analyse how to improve both private and public business models and the financing tools of retrofitting processes. We also implement advanced monitoring systems to understand how much a building is consuming and help tenants make the best choices to lower their building’s energy consumption and at the same time, enhance their comfort.

Some of the solutions developed, tested and applied in demonstrative cases are:

  • multifunctional façades
  • innovative prefabricated Plug&Play façades
  • integrated photovoltaics (BIPV)
  • high-efficiency centralized heat pumps
  • ventilative cooling systems
  • daylighting systems
  • geothermal heat pumps
  • innovative HVAC solutions
  • thermal insulation

Contact

Roberto Lollini

Research Group LeaderInstitute for Renewable EnergyT 056 550 1740 93+ude.carue@inillol.otrebor

Roberto Fedrizzi

Research Group LeaderInstitute for Renewable EnergyT 016 550 1740 93+ude.carue@izzirdef.otrebor

Institute