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Workshop: Off-Site Plug-and-Play Prefab Systems

September 8th, 2022 from 9h to 10:30h

During Sustainable Places 2022, the INFINITE Project will organise the workshop “Off-Site Plug-and-Play Prefab Systems” together with other cutting-edge EU-funded projects. The workshop will take place on Thursday, 8th of September in hybrid format.

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Current building renovation processes are time consuming, expensive and often unattractive to owners due to disturbance. The need for lowering renovation time and cost can be readily achieved via off-site prefabrication. Furthermore, since the envelope is the main interface between buildings’ occupants and the outside, it is important to regulate energy gains and losses across it. Low cost, low weight, environmentally friendly insulation, compliant with local fire and structural regulations in the form of prefabricated opaque panels and/or Insulating Glass Units can be used for fast and reliable renovation. Limitations of the existing systems could be overcome by switching from ‘static’ to ‘responsive’ and ‘dynamic’ systems. 

Hybrid “Plug-and-play” prefabricated envelop systems, that not only regulate energy gains and losses across the envelop but also actively interface with the building, integrating renewable energy production systems and storage technologies. They can ensure NZEB status after renovation and take into account occupant comfort requirements. They can be either opaque or transparent (glazing) systems such as windows, glass facades and glass roof elements.

The five projects that take part in the workshop develop such hybrid Plug-and-Play systems. They come together to exchange experiences and map the technological challenges for the adoption of the developed technologies. The Workshop is structured around three topics: a) Overview of the technological developments achieved in each project; b) based on the project developments group active-passive-hybrid technologies in terms of their technical characteristics; c) use the technology mapping to assess the technology potential to contribute towards NZEB and positive energy targets.

Workshop Chair: Maria Founti, NTUA (National Technical University of Athens)


Duration: 90 min – hybrid meeting

Projects Include:

From the call LC-EEB-04-2020:- Industrialisation of building envelope kits for the renovation market:

From the call LC-EEB-01-2019: Integration of energy smart materials in non-residential buildings

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2018: Decarbonisation of the EU building stock: innovative approaches and affordable solutions changing the market for buildings renovation

Cover photo: 4RinEU project


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