European Bauhaus Project
The EC recently introduced the New European Bauhaus initiative, which aims at overcoming climate change and environmental degradation through an aesthetic game-changing movement based not only on sustainability, but also on accessibility, art and culture, adapting projects to local conditions, and giving special attention to the use of natural building materials, energy efficiency, demographics, future-oriented mobility and resource-efficient digital innovation.
The European Green Bauhaus project is one such cutting-edge project. It brings together a set of innovative energy-saving and energy-producing methods and technologies guaranteeing a positive environmental impact through the entire lifecycle of a building, such as 1) energy-saving design methodologies and tools, 2) energy-efficient construction materials & techniques, 3) integrated renewable energy generation & storage solutions and 4) smart energy management solutions
These innovation will be demonstrated in three lighthouse demonstrations in Spain, Finland and France, featuring new positive energy buildings as well as energy-efficient retrofit of existing buildings, including social housing and mixed usage buildings.
The consortium includes 4 large industrial partners, 16 SMEs, 2 academic/research centers and 3 public authorities.