Demo sites

Four demo buildings will showcase: the RE4 solutions for new construction in two different climatic zones (Spain and UK) and the RE4 strategy for the disassembly and reuse of materials and structures from dismantled buildings, the RE4 solutions for refurbishment (Italy), the replication potential outside EU (Taiwan).

Toomebridge (UK)

Creagh is a leader in the EU industry for production of innovative concrete products (mainly precast and prestressed). In the Project, they are in charge of production of RE4 refabricated components and their assembly into demo building.

Creagh is responsible of building the prototype at their facilities in Northern Ireland (Toomebridge), as the cold climate scenario and monitoring the performance in terms of energy efficiency.

Ground floor wall panels were erected in November 2019. One more level of build to go!

Find more photos in the gallery!

Benevento (Italy)

The Department of Engineering of University of Sannio disposes of an experimental station for testing different solutions for the building envelope under real weather conditions, using data analysis, system identification and time-series-analysis techniques.

The lab is located in Benevento City, in south Italy. It has a typical Mediterranean climate, characterized by warm to hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters.

Under the scientific supervision of Eng. Rosa Francesca de Masi, the laboratory is used for different activities that may be classified as:

  • Experiments in the Energy Efficiency in Building for research projects.
  • Collaboration with and services for building materials and component manufacturers.
  • Experimental support for preparation of standards and regulations.

One test-wall of the laboratory has been prepared for the integration of RE4 elements.

The selected elements are: insulating wood boards, 14 cm thick, and extruded coloured concrete tiles from CDW, 2.5 cm thick. Due to the installation of vertical and horizontal steel rails an open joint ventilated façade has been realized, in which the extruded tiles are the cladding system. The air cavity, with the horizontal holey rails, about 10 cm thick.

Some preliminary results have allowed to highlight: the great insulation effect of the wooden panels and the good behaviour of tiles from CDW as a cladding system of a ventilated façade. A long-time monitoring will bring valid results for defining the in-field thermal and hygrometric behavior about this configuration of open joint ventilated façade and its incidence as a passive technology for improving the energy performance of building envelope in Mediterranean climate.

Watch the timelapse video of the ventilated façade installation

News

04.11.2019 | RE4 7th GA in Naples & Public Workshop within SAIE fair

On 22nd & 23rd of October, the 7th General Assembly Meeting took place in Naples, Italy. The meeting included a visit to the demo site in Benevento. (Find photos from the visit here!)

On the 24th of October a joint workshop of H2020 projects RE4 and GREEN INSTRUCT was held in Bari, Italy within the SAIE fair. The project partners had a great opportunity to present their ideas and discuss with the participants of the workshop.


The workshop was a great success and attracted many attendants of the fair.

You can find more information, photos and presentations HERE!

10.10.2019 | RE4 Demo sites

Check out the new section of our website about the RE4 project demo sites. You can learn more information about the Benevento site in Italy more information will be added soon!

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