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Sustainability 2018, 10(3), 812; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10030812

A European Project for Safer and Energy Efficient Buildings: Pro-GET-onE (Proactive Synergy of inteGrated Efficient Technologies on Buildings’ Envelopes)

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Department of Architecture, School of Engineering and Architecture, (UNIBO), Viale Risorgimento 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Department of Industrial Engineering, School of Engineering and Architecture, (UNIBO), Viale Risorgimento 2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Received: 13 February 2018 / Revised: 7 March 2018 / Accepted: 8 March 2018 / Published: 14 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy and Seismic Renovation Strategies for Sustainable Cities)
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The paper describes the progress of the four-year European project Pro-GET-onE currently under implementation. This research and innovation project is based on the assumption that greater efficiency, attractiveness, and marketable renovation can only be achieved through an integrated set of technologies where all the different requirements (energy, structural, functional) are optimally managed. Thus, the project focuses on the unprecedented integration of different technologies to achieve a multi-benefit approach that is provided by a closer integration between energy and non-energy related benefits. The project aims to combine different pre-fabricated elements in a unified and integrated system resulting in a higher performance in terms of energy requirements, structural safety, and social sustainability. The project attempts to achieve this goal through the introduction of innovative solutions for building envelopes to optimally combine the climatic, structural, and functional aspects through a significant architectural transformation and a substantial increase of the real estate value of the buildings. This augmented value obtained through the application of the inteGrated Efficient Technologies (GETs) is extremely important when considering the necessity of creating an innovative and attractive market in the energy renovation of existing buildings towards the target of nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs). View Full-Text
Keywords: building envelope; energy efficiency; seismic improvement; sustainability building envelope; energy efficiency; seismic improvement; sustainability
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Ferrante, A.; Mochi, G.; Predari, G.; Badini, L.; Fotopoulou, A.; Gulli, R.; Semprini, G. A European Project for Safer and Energy Efficient Buildings: Pro-GET-onE (Proactive Synergy of inteGrated Efficient Technologies on Buildings’ Envelopes). Sustainability 2018, 10, 812.

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