The mission of the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project "RENEW SCHOOL" is to retrofit a great amount of school buildings to highest nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB) standards. The project will help downsize the energy use of schools significantly while at the same time create and secure comfortable and healthy conditions for the pupils and teachers, by promoting appropriate tools and measures. The project will focus on three focus points namely as:
- improvement of the building’s envelope by coating it with insulated prefabricated timber modules including wooden frame windows, solar shading and ventilation components;
- improvement of the indoor environment quality (IEQ) by ventilating, passive cooling and daylight upgrading the classrooms;
- improvement of the energy generation on site by using active renewable energy sources, beside the passive gains, integrated in the school buildings.
The project will facilitate networking, exchange and training activities between research, companies, school owners and financiers.