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European Union FP7 programme (€8.8m contribution) Subprogramme: EeB.NMP.2013-3 - Integration of technologies for energy-efficient solutions in the renovation of public buildings


€13.7m (across all partner organisations)


UK led consortium led by Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd. UK participants include:

Babcock Services Ltd, Exergy Ltd.

You can view a full list of UK and EU participants (Spain, Austria, France, Italy, Greece and Germany).

Project Objectives

REtrofitting Solutions and Services for the enhancement of Energy Efficiency in Public Edification (RESSEEPE) brings together design and decision making tools, innovative building fabric manufacturers and a strong demonstration programme to demonstrate the improved building performance through retrofitting. The core idea of the RESSEEPE project is to technically advance, adapt, demonstrate and assess a number of innovative retrofit technologies. Reductions in the area of 50% will be achieved in terms of energy consumption. A systemic process will be also implemented that will allow the selection of the best possible retrofitting mix, customised to the needs of the particular buildings.

Research Impact

On the Coventry University campus, RESSEEPE funding will be used to retrofit innovative cladding materials with integrated photovoltaic cells on an existing steel structure educational building, projected currently to begin in 2015.  The University also will lead the communication and dissemination work package for this European wide project which in addition to academic teams involves manufacturers, designers, contractors to manage the installation and analysis processes.

The RESSEEPE framework will be validated and refined by a strong demonstration programme, envisaging the renovation of 102,000 m2   of public buildings, arriving at a total renovation of 205,000 m2 that will be deployed in the following years. The estimated average of energy consumption in the renovated demo sites, on final energy measures, will be 66 kWh/m2 per year, representing a 63% of reduction in energy consumption compared to the current situation. CO2 emissions will be 48.15 kg/m2 per year, corresponding to more than 60 % of reduction. The total emissions avoided by the demo sites will be 2257 tCO2/year.

Associated investment costs to building renovation are expected to represent a maximum of 19% on average of the total costs of building an equivalent new building in the same location. On average, the return on investment will be around 7.6 years. 

This programme aims to provide research, analysis and techniques to be replicated across EU public sector buildings.

Contact: Dr. Adullahi Ahmed, Senior Lecturer Built Environment