ProjectZero combines extensive knowledge

11 October 2021 - Published by Deirdre Buist
We must speed up the pace of renovation of existing buildings if we are to achieve our climate goals. One important aspect of working together in a European context is that this acceleration is boosted by transnational exchange. Stronghouse partners at ProjectZero have an extensive network and knowledge base for the consortium to tap into. Our Danish colleagues are now also part of the ARV project which has been awarded 20M euros in funding from the European Green Deal call to research climate positive circular communities in Europe.

"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