The DREEAM project works to demonstrate an integrated renovation approach for energy efficiency at the multi-building scale. Several EFL members are involved, including the Swedish university, Chalmers University of Technology, and the Berlin housing cooperative, 1892.
DREEAM aims to show that renovating at a larger scale opens opportunity for a better integration of renewable energy and is generally more cost effective. The project demonstrates a multi-building and single owner renovation approach that can achieve a 75% reduction of total energy demand. Pilot sites are located in the U.K., Sweden, and Italy.
The core of the project is to identify optimal combinations of technologies, which a) can deliver the highest energy reduction for a set of buildings, while at the same time, b) taking into consideration building owners’ financial capacity and the preferences of tenants. The project considers interconnected energy systems including a range of energy demand reduction, renewable energy generation, energy storage, and dynamic control.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.