Project details



Flexibility Activated Zero Energy Districts

Start date: 01.09.2015

Duration: 36 months

Coordinator: BAM

Budget: 6.85 M€


The Ren(n)ovates project focuses on the deployment and demonstration of an innovative systemic, 4-step holistic approach comprising state-of-the-art renovation with state-or-the-art smart ICT control. Deep renovation of residential buildings will be carried out including the installation of a standardised pre-fabricated energy module equipped with communication technology converting the buildings into Net Zero Energy Buildings. This can be achieved with minimal disturbance to the tenant and with minimal renovation costs for the tenant/building owner by means of an innovative business model. The inclusion of interoperable smart control strategies introduced at building- , cluster- and business level, implemented on existing software platforms and standard compliant serve to ‘unlock’ the residential energy flexibility for grid and system level services.

List of achievements

REn(n)ovates demonstrated an innovative systemic deep renovation approach combining envelope renovation with pre-fabricated modules with an Energy Module ‘container box’ that integrates all HVAC equipment and communication technology.  The inclusion of smart control strategies introduced at building and district level unlocked the residential energy flexibility for grid and system level services.

The project results are available on CORDIS website here.


Contact person: Maarten Hommelberg
Address: BAM, Netherlans