The ambitious iNSPiRe Project kicked off in October, 2012 at a lively and productive meeting at the EURAC head offices in Bolzano, Italy.

The meeting was led by Roberto Fedrizzi of EURAC, the coordinating partner of the 24-partner FP7 project and during the two-day session, some of the details on the Description of Work were formalised and deliverables were fine-tuned.

The project partners, who are looking to tackle the problem of high-energy consumption by producing systemic renovation packages that can be applied to residential and tertiary buildings, also gathered for a team-building meal in the town and left the meeting inspired to make the work successful over the next four years.

The renovation packages developed by iNSPiRE aim to reduce the primary energy consumption of a building to lower than 50 kWh/m2/year. The packages need to be suitable to a variety of climates and ensure optimum comfort for the building users.

The work of the project involves research into existing building stock in Europe as well as the development of kits and standards that can be applied to these buildings at an affordable cost.

Funding for the project totals €10,829,87, with a contribution from the EC of €7,499,998. It is part of the EC’s call: FP7-2012-NMP-ENV-ENERGY-ICT-EeB
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Work Package leaders and Partners of iNSPiRe in Bolzano, Italy, October 2012.