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

12.12.2019 | RE4 project in PLATINUM magazine

An article about RE4 project is a part of the current edition of Platinum magazine. The magazine is available online for free.

Read the full article here!

05.12.2019 | An amazing achievement!

We are really proud that we have placed among the three finalists of the ".EU Web Awards 2019" in the "Better world category." The winners were announced during the Web Awards gala on 20th November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium and representatives of the RE4 project were invited to attend.

We have really enjoyed the amazing gala. You can enjoy it yourself on the EU registry FB page because the whole ceremony was recorded! All of that would not be able without your breathtaking support. Thanks to all of you!

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