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Sustainable Roof Extension Retrofit for High-Rise Social Housing in Europe (SURE-FIT)

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This project has resulted in energy savings by promoting cutting-edge technology with roof-top retrofitting. Tailor-made guidelines have been developed, including small scale renewable energy installations. The SuRE-FIT approach can trigger improvements across Europe in terms of energy performance, financial resources, building areas and refurbishment methods.

Results

  • Tailor-made process models and implementation guidelines of sustainable roof-top extension retrofit
  • Presentation/ demonstration of virtual projects and case studies in several European countries
  • Conceptual designs for possible new roof-top extension retrofit pilot projects
  • Detailed programme of requirements, proposed design solutions and schemes and for roof-top extension retrofit
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Lessons learned

  • An obstacle that was often reported was delay of the process caused by inadequate communication with the tenants.
  • Most of the buildings suitable for SuRE-Fit rooftop extensions were built between 1960 and 1980. This group of buildings is usually badly insulated which offers big opportunities for energy savings by applying the SuRE-FIT concept.
  • Improvement of existing buildings can give the whole area a boost with new facilities and services. Roof-top extension can help catalyse further refurbishments.
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Contact

DEMO van Delft Modelontwikkling B.V.
Delftechpark 10
2628 XH Delft
Netherlands
Contact point: 
Name: 
Ton Damen
E-mail: 
Tel: 
0031 (0) 15-7502520

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In brief

Duration:
01/01/2007 to 31/03/2009
Contract number: 
EISAV/EIE/06/068/2006

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