Demo cases

Demo cases - Drive 0

The DRIVE 0 concept is based on developing circular deep renovation solutions and supporting consumer centred business models for 7 specific study and demonstration cases as real environments. The selected cases are already in preparation and each of these cases have a specific local driver for the need of a holistic and circular deep renovation, which is translated in ‘case specific challenges and tasks’ and case specific key performance indicators. 

These cases will:

  1. provide insight in the potential and the exploitation of typical local drivers to initiate and accelerate deep renovation;
  2. give input for the assessment of the potential of local available reusable materials, in relation to the specific local drivers and relevant local stakeholders and how a total local value chain can be created;
  3. give feedback on the practical working and usefulness of the proposed consumers centred circular renovation concepts (performance in practice, actual renovation time, the extent to which materials are actually re-used, the extent of appreciation by end-users etc.);
  4. providing evidence to the involved end-users and to the most important stakeholders on EU level (such as European ‘umbrella organisations’ and interest groups);
  5. provide input for a comparison of the potentials and effectiveness of using and exploiting local drivers;
  6. give input for the calculation of the impact, on three levels

As the demonstrators are also acting as study cases they will play a central role in the total concept and structure of DRIVE 0, i.e., the majority of tasks are geared to solutions towards these cases. All cases will start with a mapping of the needs and potentials: which solutions can be adopted and how? Want to know all about our demonstration cases? Check out the pages per demo case!

Case 1: Super circular neighborhood, the Netherlands

This demonstration project includes a typical Dutch terraced housing owned by a social housing association. The circular deep-renovation focusses on refurbishing the envelope with prefabricated modules and installing a building services ‘engine’.

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Case 2: Medianeras, Barcelona

“Medianeras” are bind walls that separate two different buildings and are opaque because there is traditionally a possibility that the neighbouring building will be constructed higher, so there is no prevision that the wall will stay visible. However, there are locations where no new or higher construction isn’t possible anymore due to the urban planning regulations change, occasionally combined with demolition of the neighbouring buildings, so the medianera walls stay permanently uncovered. In this case, the medianera wall is considered as “consolidated” by the regulation “Ordenanza de los usos del paisaje urbano de la ciudad de Barcelona Acuerdo del Consejo...

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Case 3: Residences, Dublin

The building that constitutes the case study is a typical Irish terraced house made of bricks. The dwelling is located in the extended Dublin area and it was built in the 30’s. Suspended timber floors fitted in most of the property. The bricks visible in the main front façade are not decorative but are part of the structure itself. This leads to the fact that the insulation is practically non-existent, and the U value of the external walls would reach very high levels (as suggested from the Tabula for similar buildings, about 2.1 W/m2K).

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Drive 0 Irish demo case

Case 4: Abandoned manor, Argelato, Bologna

The building, Villa Cuccoli, is a traditional manor built for agricultural purposes in 1900’s made in stone-masonry. The villa, and the other two services buildings are surrounded by 1,2 ha of park. The abandoned agricultural building stock has a very strong potential, especially for social purposes (it will be used for disabled people after renovation).

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Case 5: Apartment building, Saue

In Estonia, more than 70% of the residents live in apartment buildings, constructed before 1990. The majority of those buildings have the same typical problems: high energy consumption levels, insufficient ventilation, uneven indoor temperatures, and insufficient thermal comfort levels.

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Case 6: Monitoring solution of complete energy renovated single-family houses, insulated by recyclable mineral wool with innovative bio-based binder

There are roughly 524.000 residential buildings in Slovenia and vast majority – 89% represent single-family houses (464.352 units). Most houses were built in 1970’s (18%), followed by 80’s (15%), 60’s (11%) and even 19th century (11%). Only 5% were built after year 2000. The houses built during these periods in Slovenia are relatively large heated volumes, often with non-optimal use of living space (large heated hallways, stairs, etc.), with very little or no thermal insulation. They are therefore resulting in large operating costs, often accompanied with mold problems. This is also a source of pollution and carbonization of environment, which...

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Case 7: Residential apartment in Attica Region

More than 40% of the total Greek population (about 4.0 mil of the 10.0 mil total) live in Attica region. Most residents live in buildings constructed before 1990, with low energy performance factors such as high energy use levels, insufficient ventilation, uneven indoor temperatures, insufficient thermal comfort levels.

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