New CEN Workshop on 'Guideline to design, implement and economically assess an innovative and adaptable envelope system in building refurbishment' 


This workshop is a result of the currently ongoing Horizon 2020 BRESAER project (Breakthrough solutions for adaptable envelopes for building refurbishment), whose general objective is to design, develop and demonstrate an innovative, cost-effective, adaptable and industrialized envelope system for buildings refurbishment including combined active and passive prefabricated solutions integrated in a structural mesh. The BRESAER system has the potential to solve problems in the construction sector with respect the utilisation of innovative solutions, by using a combination of known and novel technologies, having potential for success when applied in building refurbishment projects. The main expected impacts that will contribute to improve the energy performance of the refurbished buildings are:

  • Total (primary) energy consumption reduction by at least 60% compared to the values registered before the installation of the adaptable envelope, and a consumption of less than 60 kWh/m²;
  • Improved indoor environment: the BRESAER system will improve indoor environment quality by increasing thermal, acoustics, lighting comfort and air quality (IAQ);
  • Provide solutions with attractive return on investment.

At this moment, all the components of the BRESAER system have been developed, tested in a real environment, certified under relevant structural and safely of use standards and a real demonstrator is being implemented in Burgos, Spain, to accurately assess its energy performance.

The creation of this CEN Workshop was identified by the project consortium as a very useful way to disseminate the BRESAER project findings and results, in accordance with the dissemination activities carried out to facilitate the acceptance and utilisation by the market of the developed solutions through the interaction with the standardization system.


The kick-off meeting (draft agenda) will take place on Wednesday 19 December 2018, at the Spanish Association for Standardisation (UNE) C/ Génova, 6, 28004, Madrid, Spain Room 4.1 (4th floor). 

All interested parties are welcome to register for participation and submit comments on the draft Project Plan to the Workshop Secretary Javier LÓPEZ-QUILES PASTOR