The old buildings, which represents the vast majority of the building stock, are predominantly of low energy performance and subsequently in need of refurbishment work. Within the existing European building stock, a large share (approximately 34%) of the suburban multi-storey residential building stock is built in the 60’s 70’s, when there were only few or no requirements for energy efficiency. Those buildings are characterized by:
- high energy losses through the envelope and high energy consumption
- poor aesthetics, and a need for maintenance
- low indoor air quality mostly related to humidity that can lead to a deterioration of the end user's health
E2VENT project develops, demonstrates and validates a cost effective, high energy effcient, low CO2 emissions, replicable, low intrusive, systemic approach for retrofitting of residential buildings, able to achieve remarkable energy savings, through the integration of an innovative adaptive ventilated façade system.
Read more on http://systems.e2vent.eu/.