ePLANET project has arrived at its halfway point!

ePLANET project has arrived at its halfway point!

💣 ePLANET has arrived at its halfway point!!! Congratulations!!!

We are glad to see all the activities and project results that all the partners we have done since the launch of the project, in September 2021.

The project has released a summary of the project, with information about ePLANET’s mid-term progress, pilot regions engagement, replication activities, communication and dissemination actions, etc.

You can read the full article here!

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Seven regional partners join the ePLANET alliance for a speedier Energy Transition

Seven regional partners join the ePLANET alliance for a speedier Energy Transition

Following our Open call for partners wishing to work with ePLANET team on the energy transition, we have selected seven regional authorities and energy agencies across Europe. The selected authorities and agencies will receive tailored support, study visits, peer-to-peer guidance and workshops. For their part, they will work together with ePLANET team to create a new digital framework to share harmonized energy transition information.

The seven selected regional partners are:

  • Municipality of Fyli (Greece)
  • Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia (Greece)
  • South East Energy Agency (Ireland)
  • Agency for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (Romania)
  • Black Sea Regional Agency for Energy Management (Bulgaria)
  • Inter-municipality community of Tâmega e Sousa (Portugal)
  • Regional Council of Baix Llobregat (Spain)

Together with ePLANET team, the seven selected regional authorities and energy agencies will follow the ePLANET’s mission to improve the coordination between local authorities and regional governments in order to optimise decision-making processes, coherence and consistency with respect to implementing energy transition measures in towns and cities.

ProGETonE in a nutshell

ProGETonE in a nutshell


The ProGETonE project successfully ended in September 2022.

The project aimed at developing an integrated approach for the building sector, combining energy performance upgrades to nZEB with seismic strengthening solutions to face future earthquakes in seismic zones. The main distinctive sign of Pro-GET-onE solutions are the integration between deep energy renovation techniques (targeting 70% of energy savings) and seismic retrofitting actions aimed at solving construction and safety problems within nZE (nearly Zero Energy) retrofitting, focussing at the same time on users’ priorities and expectations.

This is achieved through a holistic and integrated set of technologies (GET system) that optimally manages the different requirements (energy, structural, functional) to achieve the highest performances in terms of:

  • Energy requirements – by adding new prefab plug and play high energy performing envelopes and HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) ;
  • Safety – by using appropriate external structures to increase the overall structural capacity of the building, while supporting the new envelope;
  • Social sustainability – by increasing the real estate value of the buildings and the desirability of retrofit options by providing tailored and customized solutions for users, owners, and house managers, though minimum disturbance of inhabitants.

An important characteristic of the GET system is to be “BIM oriented”. The aim is to create a database of solutions that can be exploited for other case studies. Furthermore, the application of BIM in the field of refurbishment of existing buildings allows to intervene in the production process of components in off-site factories, in their delivery to the construction site and in the optimisation of on-site assembly procedures.

With the end of the project, we can see the results of such ambitious objectives in the demo building located in a student residence of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, as well as with a wide set of solutions (digital tools, technical products, strategy reports, business models and scientific publications) available through our project website.

These are the most relevant outputs and results of the project:

The GET System

The GET system integrates 3 different technological solutions for buildings renovation, focusing on energy efficiency and seismic safety principles:

  • The Exoskeleton
  • Architectural façade components: GET System Abacus
  • Integrated HVAC façade components: TG-Box & TG-Beam

All the information regarding these solutions is described in the GET System section of the website.

The GET.onE app

ProGETonE considers the final user as a key decision maker during the whole renovation process. The renovation solutions can be combined in different ways to get tailor-made solutions focused on achieving high social acceptance. To facilitate the decision making, we have developed the GET.onE.app. This is a new User Interface application for complex BIM projects.

Combining three-dimensional and real-time visualisation technologies with a simple and user-friendly interface, the GET.onE.app tool supports owners and professionals to visualise and choose the most appropriate options from ProGETonE solutions, according to their needs, expectations, personal tastes and budget.

In the GET.onE.app section of our website you can find more information as well as the Windows and Mac installers. Link: https://app.progetone.eu/

Strategy reports

Some of the most relevant strategy reports generated during the project duration are also publicly available. These are documents that have key knowledge and strategic analysis and that we consider useful to share amongst the scientific community.

Some of them are related to the Exploitation Strategy (e.g. “Exploitation plan of the GET system in the ESCO-Construction scenario”), or to the Energy assessment of the different solutions (e.g. “Report on the performance of applied measures by using smart meters”). Some others focus on the strategic assessment of available technologies (e.g. “State of the Art of deep energy renovation” and its equivalent report regarding seismic retrofit techniques, or the “Catalogue on Optimal Techniques and Components”).

These and other similar reports are available in the Download section of the website: https://www.progetone.eu/download/

Online webinars

During the last year of the project, we have delivered a webinar’s cycle to discuss about some of the most interesting topics around #buildings, #energyefficiency and #seismicstrengthening. These were short webinars (30 to 45 minutes) where 3 experts presented their insights on the topic and discussed during a final round-table.

Digital transformation of the building sector

Within this webinar we present different #decision-making tools, that can support end-users on the selection of their final renovation solutions -by visualizing them in a easy-to-use user interface-, or building designers on the best circular solution for their specific target -by evaluating in #realtime their degree of circularity. The digital transformation offers an opportunity to create new tools that will foster the design and construction of new zero emission buildings, which will enhance the decarbonisation of the building sector.

Barriers for broad deployment of deep renovation

Which are the usual obstacles that need to be tackled to facilitate the broad deployment of deep renovation in the building sector? How can we improve social engagement within deep energy renovation or circular renovation projects?

Pioneers’ role of public sector in holistic deep renovation

Which should be the role of the public sector regarding deep renovation of the building sector? How can they pave the way for next-generation renovation solutions? Which are the needs and requirements that could facilitate their pioneer’s role? In this webinar, the experts discussed around public procurement solutions, capacity building for public officers, deep renovation awareness raising for citizens.

Energy communities and how to improve self-consumption

Do you know what energy communities are? Do you know that you can generate renewable energy in your building, and share it amongst your neighbours? In this webinar, experts gave us interesting insights about self-consumption strategies for the housing sector, energy generation, energy distribution and energy communities.

Improving safety in the housing sector

Buildings in Europe are not usually prepared to face major earthquakes. There is a strong need to improve buildings’ safety in this regard, thus saving lives. In this webinar we discussed about different available technologies and solutions to increase seismic strengthening at housing sector, with 3 important experts in the seismic renovation fields.

COVID’s effects on housing

Our first webinar was held when #Covid19 was one of the main concerns of our society. The Covid pandemic has highlighted the deficiency of households in terms of comfort and environmental health. In this #webinar, you will find interesting insights on how should be the transition to high indoor environmental quality households.

Workshops & Conferences

ProGETonE has been very active on sharing the generated knowledge during the project activities. We have been present in more than 35 events, including events organised by the Consortium members (e.g. workshops and conferences) and participation at external events.

For the most relevant events organised by ProGETonE, the website includes the presentations of the different involved experts. For examples, those related to the “Building Envelopes Kits for Deep Renovation” (workshop in SP2021, Rome, 2021), “No Money for the Future” (conference, Barcelona, 2019), “Exploitation of Business Models for Deep Renovation” (workshop, Cagliary, 2019), “Symposium on Seismic improvement and energy neutral retrofitting” (conference, Groningen, 2019) and “Symposium on Energy, Seismic and Architectural retrofit practices” (conference, Bologna, 2018)

You can find these and other events and presentations at: https://www.progetone.eu/conferences/

Scientific publications

Part of the R&D activities of ProGETonE have been published as scientific papers and technical articles in specialized magazine, books and published conference proceedings. For example: “Sustainability Journal”, “Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture”, “Energies”, “Energy and Buildings”, “Bull Earthquake Engineering”, “Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”, etc.

Overall, the project has published more than 30 scientific publications, most of them in Open Access. You can find them in the “Downloads” section of the ProGETonE website: https://www.progetone.eu/download/

ePLANET presentation video

ePLANET presentation video

Do you know that ePLANET will support public authorities on their definition of sustainable energy and climated adaptation plans? So you know how ePLANET results will increase the efficiency of the deployment of energy transition measures at regional and local level?

ePLANET project has published the constitutional video, where we explain why this project has the potential to facilitate the adoption of coordinated energy transition actions within the public sector.

You can watch it through the ePLANET Youtube channel. Don’t miss it!

Interview with our ProGETonE Athens pilot development team

Interview with our ProGETonE Athens pilot development team

We want to share with you an interesting video about the progress of our pilot in Athens to see in first person the evolution of the seismic renovation of our pilot building. 👀

👉 We interviewed the people in charge of the development of the pilot to get some insights about different aspects of the project.

📹 In this video you can also see the exoskeleton, which stiffens the building from outside and forms a strong structure to stabilize it and to take horizontal forces, reducing the displacement of the structural elements and so increasing the seismic safety of the building.

Here you got it: https://youtu.be/c8kYgofjCfk

We hope you will enjoy it!!



GET.onE.app is finally here!!!

GET.onE.app is finally here!!!

We are glad to present our GET.onE.app, a new User Interface application for complex BIM projects developed within the framework of ProGETonE project.

Combining three-dimensional and real-time visualization technologies with a simple and user-friendly interfaced, the GET.onE.app tool supports owners and professionals to visualise and choose the most appropriate options from ProGETonE solutions according to their needs, expectations, personal tastes and budget.

Interested future users, professionals, engineers, architects and building designers can explore the possibilities of the application by testing it on the ProGETonE Greek pilot building, through the demo available here.

You can find more information, instructions and download links in the specific ProGETonE GET.onE.app section.

You can also watch a test version in the ProGETonE Youtube channel.

We are launching the European ePLANET project!!

We are launching the European ePLANET project!!

And LIMA is part of it!!!

ePLANET project will use a new clustering governance strategy together with the most innovative tools in data integration and big data analysis to accelerate the Energy Transition in European municipalities.

One of the main challenges to achieve the Energy Transition objectives is to improve the coordination between local authorities and regional governments in order to optimise the decision-making process, coherence and consistency of the deployment of SECAPs (Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans) and the implementation of ETMs (Energy Transition Measures) in towns and cities. ePLANET will respond to this challenge by fostering the digitalisation and harmonization of ETMs, SECAPs and all the energy data available in dispersed data sources, and promoting an innovative cluster-based multi-governance of public authorities, thus enabling an ecosystem of shared data and tools to support decision-making on energy transition.

The ePLANET project will allow the massive data collection of successful experiences in Energy Transition Measures, making the data, measures and plans implemented comparable at European level and also compatible with regional and national plans. This will improve decision-making (more informed, more transparent and faster), contributing to the improvement of monitoring and verification systems. In this way, the aim is to contribute to an efficient planning for decarbonisation plans throughout the territory, including deployment of renewable energy sources and reduction of energy consumption in sectors such as mobility, buildings and the industrial sector.

The proof of concept -ensuring correct deployment of tools and effective focus on the real needs of public authorities- will be developed and validated in three pilot regions: Girona region (Catalonia, Spain), Crete island (Greece) and Zlín region (Czech Republic). Following validation, the outcomes will be scaled up at national level and replicated in other EU regions.

The ePLANET project has a three year duration and, a part from LIMA, the consortium includes 9 more EU organizations: CIMNE (ES, coordinator), Catalan Energy Institute (ES), CRES (GR), FEDARENE (BE), ICLEI (DE), Girona region government (ES), Regional Development Fund of Crete (GR), Energy Agency of the Zlín Region (CZ), and THREE O’CLOCK consultancy (FR).

Jornada: No tenim diners pel futur?

Jornada: No tenim diners pel futur?

Jornada sobre enfocaments integrals per a la renovació energètica d’edificis

El passat mes d’octubre de 2019, en el marc del projecte ProGETonE, Lima va organitzar una jornada internacional sobre enfocaments integrals per a la renovació energètica al Mediterrani. La jornada va comptar amb la col·laboració de diversos projectes Europeus, com ara, Vilawatt, Turnkey Retrofit, FEEdBACk i Basajaun.

Sis experts van presentar les seves experiències en aquests projectes europeus i des de diversos punts de vista, donant lloc després a una taula rodona. Es va crear un debat molt interessant sobre els principals reptes que afrontem avui en dia per tal d’aconseguir la renovació energètica dels edificis, principalment a la zona mediterrània, i les possibles solucions i tàctiques per a superar aquests reptes.

Algunes conclusions principals que en vam poder extreure són:

– La renovació profunda ha de afrontar les barreres socials, ja que les solucions tècniques ja hi son.

– Per als habitants, l’eficiència energètica no és quasi mai la causa principal per a una renovació, per tant cal aprofitar altres intervencions (no relacionades amb l’energia) per afegir millores d’eficiència energètica.

– Hem d’integrar el confort i la salut com a factors claus per a la renovació.

– La renovació energètica dels edificis ha de provenir d’un enfocament de baix a dalt.

Podeu consultar les presentacions i el resum de conclusions a la secció de descàrregues de la web de ProGETonE.

Procés participatiu en la renovació energètica al Vilawatt

Procés participatiu en la renovació energètica al Vilawatt

El passat mes de febrer es van donar a conèixer les tres comunitats seleccionades per a participar en el procés de rehabilitació en el marc del projecte VILAWATT. Les tres comunitats en qüestió seran objecte d’una ambiciosa renovació energètica dels seus edificis, construïts fa gairebé 50 anys, amb l’objectiu final de reduir el consum d’energia un 70% i, al mateix temps, oferir interiors més saludables i confortables per als seus habitants.

El projecte és innovador en molts aspectes, entre altres ho és en la manera d’enfocar i gestionar el procés de renovació. Vilawatt és sobretot un projecte de transició energètica i, com a tal, pretén motivar un canvi en la manera com fins ara s’han relacionat els usuaris amb els processos de renovació dels seus edificis, integrant la cultura energètica i la qualitat ambiental.

Un projecte tan ambiciós de renovació necessita acompanyar també el canvi en la manera com els usuaris percebran els seus edificis i es relacionaran amb ells. Els hàbits i usos que fins ara eren habituals hauran d’adaptar-se a les noves necessitats de l’edifici renovat.

Perquè la renovació sigui exitosa i respongui a les necessitats dels usuaris és molt important garantir la seva participació activa i proactiva en tot el procés. Per aquest motiu en el marc del projecte s’ha dissenyat un procés participatiu amb els veïnes i veïns de les comunitats a renovar. Aquest procés es basa en reunions d’aprenentatge, treball i intercanvi per a poder co-dissenyar les accions de renovació energètica necessària a cada edifici i adaptar-la a les singularitats dels usuaris i de la comunitat.

El passat mes de març va començar el procés participatiu amb les primeres reunions amb les comunitats on es va explicar tot el procés que s’iniciava, l’ambició del projecte i la necessitat i conveniència de la seva participació activa. Des de llavors, i durant les properes setmanes, s’està portant a terme un intensiu treball entre els actors responsables del projecte de renovació – VIMED, Associació LIMA, Gespromat– i els usuaris dels edificis per tal d’aconseguir un consens sobre les intervencions de renovació a implementar en els tres edificis i aprovar uns projectes executius abans de l’estiu.

Vilawatt currency

Vilawatt currency

Aprenguem una mica més sobre aquesta eina

La moneda Vilawatt és una moneda local lligada a la protecció del medi ambient. Com funciona? Quins són els seus objectius? Com evolucionarà? Quina tecnologia hi ha darrere? Aquestes són algunes preguntes de les quals obtindreu la resposta mirant el vídeo que us mostrem a continuació. Per consultar altres notícies del projecte, no dubteu en entrar al blog de Vilawatt.