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Editorial

Editorial

Welcome to this third issue of the BRICKER project newsletter

Our Project to deliver a blueprint for cutting energy consumption in public-owned buildings is, I’m proud to say, on track and progressing well. For the last one and a half years, Partners have covered a lot of ground, all pulling in the right direction. Attesting to this, the Project’s first of three formal reviews took place over two days during mid-April in Brussels where the Project Officer and Project Technical Advisor took stock of our work and gave our consortium insights from their perspectives outside the project. The feedback has been constructive and positive as we set about tackling the next stages of our project towards demonstration.

Much of the monitoring across the three demonstration sites has been completed, and the tendering process and interventions are in full swing, and set to continue over the coming year. The latter include technologies for trigeneration based on solar and biomass, to produce power, heating and cooling where needed as well as solutions for building envelopes. We now have quite a good idea of the technological solutions required at each site and we are looking ahead to configuring and integrating the BRICKER system. This will involve complex challenges such as commissioning, maintenance, operational studies, and ultimately lead to a set of guidelines for replicability across our continent and further afield.

You can follow our progress by signing up to our LinkedIn page and do check out our website where sections about the demo sites include updated and more comprehensive information.

Best wishes,

Juan Ramón de las Cuevas
Project co-ordinator