Buildings in the EU27 Member States represent up to 24bn squared metres of floor space, responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions.
BRICKER focuses on the non-residential public building sector, providing tools, techniques and resources for implementing targeted and cost-effective retrofitting strategies.
At the two real-world demo sites and with a virtual case-study building, the primary energy savings are substantial:
Primary energy (MWh/y)
Post-BRICKER (passive + active)
Passive + Active savings
Primary energy savings and CO2 savings for the three demo sites
Spanish demo site = virtual simulation
Just within the BRICKER consortium, some 1,357 public buildings can be characterised for possible implementation of the BRICKER system:
- Turkey – partner ADU is a public owner of 43 various education buildings and facilities in and around Aydin
- Spain – the Extremadura Regional Government owns 944 buildings and facilities
- Belgium – The Province de Liège owns 370 buildings and facilities
More broadly, the building types standing to benefit from the BRICKER system are those where electricity and thermal demand is high and constant, so that the biggest savings and shorter payback periods are achieved. Such buildings include hospitals, shopping malls and hotels which indeed present the highest energy consumption (up to 300-400 kWh/m2) although there are possibilities in other areas.