SMARTeeSTORY: Transforming historic buildings into sustainable digital landmarks
The European SMARTeeSTORY project is transforming historic buildings into climate-neutral smartification landmarks.
Thirteen partners from six countries gathered in Genoa, Italy, to kickstart the four-year project funded by Horizon Europe.
Granada, 01/06/2023. The 13 European partners of SMARTeeSTORY met in Genoa, Italy, on 22 and 23 May 2023 to launch their four-year project funded by Horizon Europe. The meeting provided the consortium with an opportunity to introduce themselves, discuss goals and establish a roadmap for successful completion of the project.
SMARTeeSTORY accelerates the digital transformation of non-residential historic buildings in Latvia, the Netherlands and Spain. The project is working to convert local historic monuments into climate-neutral buildings while preserving their unique identity by a combination of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and digital and smart technologies.
Historic buildings are significant landmarks in European cities. They play a crucial role in showcasing the benefits of the ecological and digital transition to society in general. However, their high energy consumption and challenging refurbishment requirements demand a specific approach. SMARTeeSTORY, therefore, applies a replicable, customisable technological infrastructure to maximise energy efficiency and occupant well-being based on the unique features and potential of historic buildings.
"To achieve the best results, SMARTeeSTORY demonstrates the proposed digital solutions in three real demonstration sites located in different climatic regions where energy renovation is not an option. We will compile and share the lessons learned to further digitalise historic buildings in the future, throughout Europe and beyond" declares Matteo Porta of RINA-C, the project coordinator.
SMARTeeSTORY actively promotes know-how and best practice exchange among stakeholders including building owners, energy service companies and public authorities. To do so, the project will organise workshops, on-site visits, training sessions and networking events to foster collaboration and know-how exchange between related initiatives, projects and external target groups.
Cuerva's role in this project is crucial. We are in charge of reforming an area of a 16th-century historic building in accordance with current energy efficiency and automation needs while respecting its history and heritage. The selected building is the Higher Court of Justice of Andalusia, the former headquarters of the Chancellery founded by the so-called Catholic Monarchs. Due to strict aesthetic constraints, modernising the energy management system will be based on specific solutions designed and implemented by the appropriate project partners.
The SMARTeeSTORY consortium consists of the following members:
RINA CONSULTING S.P.A., Italy
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, Spain
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT, Netherlands
RIGA ENERGY AGENCY, Latvia
RIGAS TEHNISKA UNIVERSITATE S.P.A., Latvia
PELLINI S.P.A., Italy
AGENCIA ANDALUZA DE LA ENERGIA, Spain
CUERVA ENERGIA S.L.U., Spain
FUNDACION CARTIF, Spain
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC S.P.A., Italy
EXUS SOFTWARE MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS, Greece
TERA S.R.L., Italy
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH, Germany
Matteo Porta, RINA-C
Bettina Remmele, Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH