UCA, Cadiz City Hall and Acciona drive the first building in Europe demonstrator for warm weather 11 September 2017

This Horizon 2020 R&D project will work in a social housing construction to achieve CO2 emission targets and almost zero energy consumption

Cadiz will house the first building demonstrator for warm weather of Europe with the European research project ReCO2ST so that a social housing construction of the municipal company Procasa becomes an international model to achieve CO2 emission targets and almost zero energy consumption.

More than a dozen researchers from the University of Cadiz of the Thermal Engineering group are involved in the development of project technologies. A team with “extensive and extraordinary experience in the field of energy efficiency of buildings”, announced the rector, who has had words of gratitude both for the city of Cadiz and for the company Acciona for its involvement in this pioneering initiative with UCA and 15 partners from eight EU countries: the United Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Austria and Greece.

ReCO2ST is a pioneering and unprecedented R&D project in Europe, part of the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Program within the Energy Efficiency Sub-Program in Buildings. It has an overall budget of more than 8.5 million euros, of which € 1,389,875 will be allocated to Cadiz.

Specifically, the building will be adapted with the latest technologies: use of techniques that combine ventilated roofs and facades, micronization of water droplets for improved cooling of the building, use of indoor ventilation strategies of the building, improvement of the conditioning systems and the thermal comfort control of its users. In this way, it will intervene on an area of ​​1,077 m2, where the current consumption, according to the technical data, is 43.3 kWh / m2a and the consumption target at the end of the project is <5 kWh / m2a (minimum) . This would allow savings of € 5,017 / year (98%) to be achieved with a 14.8-year grace period.