ProjectZero combines extensive knowledge
"While Stronghouse is mainly focused on existing technical approaches and the need to adapt, upscale and apply them to current societal climate-challenges, ARV is about creating and demonstrating new ones", says project manager Peter Rathje. "In ARV, 35 partners from seven European countries will provide guidelines and a political framework for future energy-efficient and circular solutions in the construction industry."
Double approach, cross-over learnings
The combined knowledge and experience from Stronghouse and ARV will potentially allow ProjectZero and Sonderborg to progress with two different approaches, facilitating cross-over learnings from one (building) sector to another and vise-versa. In turn, this dual attitude and deeper knowledge will also benefit the Stronghosue collaboration.
Urgent call for renovation
Construction accounts for as much as 40% of the EU's total energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions. Renovating existing buildings and building a more efficient infrastructure around energy utilization has major environmental benefits,
ARV (Norwegian for ‘legacy’) is the led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and was awarded the grant in fierce competition with 115 other applicants for the EU's Green Deal Call. As a partner, ProjectZero will mix and share their knowledge, strengthening the impact of both Stronghouse and ARV and these projects' contribution to the European Green Deal and Renovation Wave.
From an original article by Katinka Sætersdal Remøe