Fourth International H4.0E Steering Group Meeeting
This November, the international Housing 4.0 Energy partnership gathered in the Polis Conference Centre in Brussels to discuss project communication, training modules, monitoring and the planning of the six H4.0E pilots.
A highlight of the meeting included news shared regarding the positive progress of the Irish and Dutch pilots, with a broad variety of interesting building and energy technologies being implemented and monitored within the H4.0E project. Flemish and German pilots are somewhat delayed, but project partners are working hard to deliver successful pilots. In addition, partners weighed various options regarding monitoring equipment for the pilot houses.
Partners also discussed draft versions of the training packages for the building industry, H4.0E digital platform users and future residents of H4.0E houses. An operational energy module for the H4.0E building platform is ready to be integrated.
On the second day of the H4.0E transnational meeting, representatives from TU Delft presented progress on developing business models of affordable, zero-energy homes, identifying financial & legal barriers to the project and a potential users' survey.
In other project business presented during the face-to-face meeting, Housing 4.0 Energy is eligible for the second Interreg NWE capitalisation call. The partners Province of Flemish Brabant, EIfI-Tech and sub-partner Volta will participate in the Interreg NWE ‘’Making an impact’’ event in Tourcoing on the 4th-5th of December this year.
TU Delft presented draft versions of the reports on ''Business models of Affordable Zero-Energy Houses'' and ''Financial and Legal Barriers''. Finally, partners reviewed the role of H40E ambassadors and Regional Stakeholder Groups for future roll-out and implementation of training programmes.
Barry McCarron of South West College providing a presentation on the current status & next steps for the Housing 4.0 Energy digital training packages.