In the framework of the Living Laboratory established within Med-EcoSuRe project, the research team at the Department of Architecture, University of Florence, developed a toolkit of Passive Solutions Design for Higher Education Buildings Retrofitting.
A beta version of this toolkit has been finalized which includes an interactive and integrated process/roadmap to improve the knowledge framework, the analysis of Energy Efficiency criticalities, the planning and design of retrofit measures. This will serve as an innovative interactive and participative tool for training and education.
In order to calibrate this tool, taking into account the local processes of Energy Efficiency, a survey for energy/building managers and decision makers of universities is launched. The objective of this survey is to understand the dynamics of the decision making process foreseeing Energy Efficiency, retrofitting and sustainability in the university buildings assets.
The Med-EcoSuRe project offers an innovative approach to the definition and diffusion of cost-effective energy renovation within university buildings, with the perspective of extending results to the whole public buildings sector in the long term. A Mediterranean cross-border living lab - bringing together researchers, building managers, companies, public organisations and students - will be established to develop energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions as well as retrofitting schemes to be implemented in 9 university buildings. The final aim behind the project is to turn university managers into active players contributing to the co-creation and experimentation of emerging ideas, breakthrough scenarios and innovative concepts.