EU H2020 CULTURAL-E - Climate and cultural based design and market valuable technology solutions for Plus Energy Houses

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  • Project duration: September 2019 - September 2024
  • Project status: ongoing
  • Funding:
    Competitive Industries (Horizon 2020 /EU funding /Project)
  • Total project budget: €9,688,135.54
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Cultural-E is a EU-funded project, which aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Buildings (PEBs), accounting for climate and cultural differences, while engaging all key players involved in the building life cycle.

Cultural-E will develop technologies and solution sets that are tailorable to specific contexts and energy demands, as well as performing a comprehensive optimisation of the value/cost ratio of Plus Energy Buildings.

Sets of design-for-assembly technologies will be developed through a careful mapping of European climates, building archetypes, and cultural energy habits. We are going beyond the state-of-the-art by maximising the share of the demand covered by renewable sources, towards zero emissions in the operational phase.

In a nutshell: the Cultural-E solution sets will be the result of a user-centric design process and will achieve and affordably maintain the best indoor environmental conditions in Plus Energy Buildings.

Tool for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) early design optimisation
Adami J (2022)

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Technical Article - Human-building interaction in Simulation-aided building design and operation: Opportunities of advanced modelling strategies
Mahecha Zambrano J, Filippi Oberegger U (2022)

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Plus energy building: Operational definition and assessment
Hawila A, Pernetti R, Pozza C, Belleri A (2022)
Journal article
Energy and Buildings

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Il target nZEB negli edifici pubblici: una guida passo per passo
Paoletti G, Leghissa G (2021)
Journal article
Casa & Clima

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The use of ceiling fans in reverse-flow mode for comfort cooling: physiological aspects and relationship with international standards
Babich F, Pasut W, Belleri A (2021)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: ASHRAE virtual annual conference | online | 28.7.2021 - 30.7.2021

Workshop on Positive Energy Buildings: Definition
Juusela MA, Pozza C, Salom J, Luque Segura I, Tuerk A, Lollini R, Gaitani N, Belleri A (2021)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: Sustainable Places 2021 | Rome | 28.9.2021 - 1.10.2021

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Workshop on Positive Energy Buildings—Definition
Ala-Juusela M, Pozza C, Salom J, Luque Segura I, Tuerk A, Lollini R, Gaitani N, Belleri A (2021)
Conference proceedings article

Conference: Sustainable Places 2021 | Rome | 28.9.2021 - 1.10.2021

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Costruire case di nuova generazione pensando agli utenti (e alle loro abitudini)
Blandino G (2019)

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Our partners

Stiftelsen Sintef

Steinbeis Europa Zentrum

EuroFinestra SAS

Istituto Cooperativo per l'Innovazione SCRL

Unicoop Immobiliare S.r.l.

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Spain SL

ABITCOOP - Cooperativa di Abitazione della Provincia di Modena

Conseil des Architectes d'Europe

NOBATEK/INEF4 - Institute for Energy and Environmental Transition in Construction

Baerum Municipality


Advantic Sistemas y Servicios SL

Ventive Ltd.

Vilogia SA

Wilhelm Nusser GmbH Systembau

Brunel University - West London

Paulus Wohnbau GmbH


Annamaria Belleri

Project managerT 856 550 1740 93+ude.carue@irelleb.airamanna


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