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NewTREND: New integrated methodology and tools for retrofit design towards a next generation of energy efficient and sustainable buildings and districts

Horizon 2020 EeB-05-2015 – Innovative design tools for refurbishing of buildings at district level

Sep 2015 – Aug 2018 | UCC Budget: €369,983 

UCC Principal Investigator: Dr Niall Dunphy | UCC researchers: Dr Paul O'Connor, Ms Rosemarie MacSweeney

NewTREND aims to develop an integrated design methodology for energy retrofit specified for use for individual buildings and at the district level. NewTREND will address all phases of the refurbishment process. To enable the effective application of the methodology, a toolkit will be developed to support each phase from concept design to implementation and operation, fostering collaboration among stakeholders, involving building inhabitants and users and establishing energy performance as a key component of refurbishments.

– Project web site


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement no 680474

Cleaner Production Promotion Unit

G.03 Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork T23 XE10, Ireland