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Editorial

Editorial

Welcome to the 5th edition of the BRICKER newsletter

We’re continuing on our path to piecing together a forward-looking retrofitting package for bringing down energy consumption in public, non-residential buildings by more than 50%. Our project covers both the highly technological integration and the broader but no less important areas of commissioning, building characterisation and operational studies.

As our project matures, the challenge now is to push ahead with the interventions to ensure timely execution across all three demo sites. We are currently addressing different factors which go beyond the scope of our project but affect it all the same. Local elections and intricate procurement procedures to comply with are but two of these factors. These real-life challenges will provide us with compelling insight into how to move forward and deliver on our objectives. As always, replicability is our watch-word and the BRICKER consortium, which convened for its 4th periodic meeting in Seville in May, is resolutely focused on this purpose, using its experience in BRICKER as a benchmark.

Lastly, I wish you all a great summer. Throughout we’ll continue to update our website to bring you news and pictures of the interventions at our demo sites.

Best wishes,
Juan Ramón de las Cuevas
Project co-ordinator