Project introduction

Aalto PRO
Aalto University Continuing Education
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ENEF project:
objectives, partners, milestones
ENEF Conference
Tallinn, Estonia 9-11.10.2013
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Central Baltic Cooperation in Energy Efficiency
and Feasibility in Urban Planning - ENEF
Cooperation in FOUR countries (Estonia, Finland,
Sweden & Latvia)
Energy efficiency in RETROFITTING
Feasibility: POSSIBLE/REASONABLE to implement
Urban planning – not to forget the urban dimension
– Housing areas, commercial areas, mixed areas
– Individual buildings in urban context
– Urban renewal, renovation and upgrading of
residential neighbourhoods
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ENEF project
The ENEF project focuses on two main aspects:
 How to renovate old buildings by making them more energy efficient
based on selected case studies
 What are the criteria, calculations and methods to be taken into
account in planning and designing new buildings (based on selected
case studies)
 The project is divided into work packages (WP1 – WP5).
 The work is carried out according to ”milestones”
(4-month periods), from 1.2011 to 12.2013
Ana Rodriguez-Gabriel, ENEF Conference 9.10.2013
The ENEF project is funded by the Interreg IV A
ENEF aims at identifying and disseminating the best
solutions and strategies for an energy efficient and
feasible urban planning and building renovation,
especially in housing, in the Central Baltic region.
The project partners are four universities in four
different countries (EE, FIN, LV, SWE).
The projects has 5 different work packages:
coordination and reporting,
dissemination and creation of networks,
handbook with best-practice examples
simulation and calculation tools
exhibition of student projects on passive cooling solutions
(in connection with final conference).
Pictures: Pekka Tuomaala, VTT (2012)
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ENEF project partners
Aalto University, Finland (Aalto PRO, ENG, YTK)
Tallinn University of Technology (TTU)
Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden (KTH)
Riga Technical University, Latvia (RTU)
The project offers a platform for professionals in
building and urban planning, where they can
 exchange experiences and ideas on energy efficient, healthy and
sustainable solutions for large-scale building renovation
 learn from other countries through good examples
 develop better ways of cooperation in the field of building renovation
 contribute to implement energy efficient urban planning measures
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Buildings as energy producers
 Replicability
 Feasibility
 Use of building roofs as energy
producing platforms
European Technology Platform Smartgrid 2006
 Optimal use of building plot
 Sharing resources
 Evaluation of environmental
impact and life-cycle
assessment (LCC, LCA)
 Use of renewables (when
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The project partners are expected to:
 Deliver information on successful energy efficiency measures
implemented in the partner countries, in line with ENEF’s objectives.
 Identify the possibilities of encouraging the building control departments
of the partner countries to enforce energy efficient and feasible building
 Show the best-practice examples in a comprehensive way
 Site plan, average age of buildings in the area, building rights (e-factor)
 Information on the energy supply networks in the area (district heating, gas, etc.)
 Find what kind of open-source calculation/simulation tools are available
in the partner countries, and what kind of expertise they require.
 Describe the tools identified and their applications.
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The objective of this work package is to create an active and
sustainable co-operation network (between universities, architects,
urban planners, building companies and public and private real-estate
owners) in the field of energy efficiency and feasibility in building and
urban planning.
The project focuses on case studies of:
• Publicly used buildings (schools,
kindergartens, libraries)
• Residential apartment buildings /
housing estates built in 1960-1980
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WP3 – strategic focus
Improved know-how and knowledge in planning buildings with higher and
more balanced energy efficiency (including calculated and economically
feasible and realistic use of renewable energies, mainly water and sun)
Raising awareness in the issues of energy efficiency of public buildings
(public offices and educational buildings)
Supporting innovation transfer into practice (universities  architects, city
planners, owners of the public buildings, etc.)
Identification of relevant key-numbers and figures based on comparative
analysis of pilot cases and energy audits – what are the figures and outputs
that impact most energy efficiency (including utilisation period of the
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The objective of the WP4 is the promotion and awareness raising of better
use and application of existing computer-based simulation systems for
higher energy efficiency in buildings.
The strategic focus of the WP4 is to extend the use of different simulation
systems for calculating energy efficiency on practical level (urban planners,
architects, building companies and real-estate owners).
Through comparative analysis of current situation in 4 regions (simulation
systems used, main problems and obstacles, etc.) the project team
identifies the best solutions for each region, and a common methodology /
way of work on how to promote their wider use among network partners.
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Organisation of the international exhibition of the models of energy efficient
public buildings:
CITY PLANNERS from 4 regions through team building, preparation
of the models, calculating and using simulations and laboratories
Presenting each project at the international “Exhibition of models
of energy efficient public buildings” in the autumn of 2013 in Tallinn
Planned results of WP5:
Several teams (of students) participating
from each partner country
Conference and exhibition (here we are!)
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Aalto PRO
Aalto University Continuing Education
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Ana Rodriguez-Gabriel
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ENEF Conference
ENEF 9.10.2013

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