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Coordinating partner Acciona highlights examples from BRICKER at World Sustainable Energy Days
Coordinating partner Acciona highlights examples from BRICKER at World Sustainable Energy Days

In early March, the World Sustainable Energy Days 2017 took place in Wels, Austria. 

BRICKER at Spain’s Construction Technology Platform conference
BRICKER at Spain’s Construction Technology Platform conference

The Spanish Construction Technology Platform (PTEC) held its annual conference in Seville in mid-November last year. 

The BRICKER active system installation kicks-off in Liège!
The BRICKER active system installation kicks-off in Liège!

Since September 2016, the renovation works at the Province of Liège School of Engineering have been progressing, and now as we move towards the New Year, a new phase has just begun. It involves installing a renewable heating system, the first of its kind in Europe, if not the world.

BRICKER consortium heads to Liège demo site in surprise visit
BRICKER consortium heads to Liège demo site in surprise visit

BRICKER partners were in for a surprise when they convened in Brussels recently for the project’s second review by EC officials.

BRICKER @ Sustainable Places 2016
BRICKER @ Sustainable Places 2016

BRICKER shares its experience on public building retrofitting alongside fellow projects A2PBEER and RESSEPE.

Mini test site unveiled to BRICKER Steering Committee in Seville, Spain.
Mini test site unveiled to BRICKER Steering Committee in Seville, Spain.

At the beginning of May, the BRICKER Steering Committee gathered for its annual meeting.

Project impact – the why and how of it at the Energy Efficient Buildings Impact Workshop in Brussels.
Project impact – the why and how of it at the Energy Efficient Buildings Impact Workshop in Brussels.

Energy efficient buildings ─ it’s all about mid- to long-term impact. On our environment, on our relationship with our environment, on the way we live, on the way we work.

Getting to grips: students and lecturers learn about the renovation and retrofitting underway on their home turf.
Getting to grips: students and lecturers learn about the renovation and retrofitting underway on their home turf.

On 23 March, members of the BRICKER team in Liège, Belgium, reached out to students and lecturers, delivering a set of presentations about the retrofitting works that started a few months ago at their industrial engineering college.

The BRICKER consortium convenes in Liège in late September for its 3rd project meeting and general assembly.
The BRICKER consortium convenes in Liège in late September for its 3rd project meeting and general assembly.

Beyond the overview of work packages, the three-day gathering featured the project’s 3rd exploitation workshop, the content of which was put together by the newly established exploitation board (with ACCIONA, STEINBEIS and TECNALIA ).

BRICKER – students working on BRICKER are awarded first prize for presentation at  Researchers’ Night – Trento, Italy
BRICKER – students working on BRICKER are awarded first prize for presentation at Researchers’ Night – Trento, Italy

As part of the European Researchers’ Night, an event was held and co-organised by BRICKER partner FBK which was the stage for a series of presentations by young scientists. 

BRICKER off to Sustainable Places 2015
BRICKER off to Sustainable Places 2015

The third edition of Sustainable Places will take place in Savona, Italy on 16-18 September. During the second day, BRICKER will be co-hosting a workshop entitled Innovative retrofitting activities alongside fellow projects A2PBEER and RESSEEPE.

BRICKER Project’s first review – All on track despite challenges
BRICKER Project’s first review – All on track despite challenges

Mid-April saw the BRICKER project’s first review, coming after one and a half years of endeavours. Members of the consortium convened in the Belgian capital and delivered presentations in the presence of the Project Officer and Project Technical Advisor.

BRICKER General Assembly hosted by the Government of Extremadura in Cáceres, Spain.
BRICKER General Assembly hosted by the Government of Extremadura in Cáceres, Spain.

The BRICKER project’s General Assembly convened in Cáceres, Spain, from 1st to 3rd October to check the current status of the project progress against plan and to map out the tasks and challenges that lay ahead in the short to mid-term. It was also the opportunity for the 18 partner  consortium to check out for the first time  the Spanish demonstration site managed by the Government of Extremadura.

BRICKER project general assembly and site visit in Càceres – hosted by the government of extremadura
BRICKER project general assembly and site visit in Càceres – hosted by the government of extremadura

The BRICKER project, co-funded by the EU, is currently holding its General Assembly in Cáceres, bringing together a consortium of 18 partners from 6 countries. 

BRICKER's first steering commitee meeting held in Liège, Belgium, on 25-26 March 2014
BRICKER's first steering commitee meeting held in Liège, Belgium, on 25-26 March 2014

The first BRICKER steering committee meeting took place on March in Belgium where the BRICKER demonstration site of the University of Liège is located. 

BRICKER project launches new website
BRICKER project launches new website

Last week the BRICKER consortium launched www.bricker-project.com designed to provide a platform for dissemination and exchange on retrofit solutions applied to non-residential public buildings. 

A new project about high energy-efficient and cost-effective public buildings
A new project about high energy-efficient and cost-effective public buildings

The project BRICKER, co-funded by the EU, takes off this month for four years of efforts towards reducing energy consumption in public buildings by 50%. With an overall budget of almost €13 million, coordinator Acciona along with their partners will produce a scalable, replicable and cost effective methodology for refurbishing existing public-owned non-residential buildings.