Ingeniería y Control Electrónico is a partner in the NEED4B project. NEED4B is a collaborative project co-financed by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It will develop an open and easily replicable methodology for designing, constructing, and operating very low energy new buildings, aiming to a large market uptake. NEED4B methodology will be validated and refined by a strong demonstration programme, envisaging the construction of 27.000 m2, spread among five demo sites covering different climatic zones, buildings types and uses, what ensures replicability of the project results and guarantees their impact in the construction sector.

All buildings within the project have a common target of achieving an energy consumption lower than 60 kWh/m2 year (in terms of primary energy) representing 65% reduction compared to current regulations and regular practices. This target will be possible thanks to the selection and integration of the most suitable set of innovative and cost-effective energy efficient solutions and technologies for each of the buildings, addressing all areas of the building design: structure and envelope, HVAC, integration of RES, water and waste management and control systems.

NEED4B will last 6 years and is coordinated by CIRCE. Altogether, the project involves 16 experienced partners from 5 different countries in the EU, covering the most relevant stakeholders: seven SMEs (contractors, real state, ICT and architects), three large industries (contractor, engineering and real state), a bank (to ensure the cost effectiveness and business focus from an investor point of view), two research centres and two Universities.

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A project co-financed by the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme