Cultural-E will produce design tools, smart technologies, methodologies and policy recommendations for PEBs. The design tools will provide an interactive map of the different European geo-clusters in order to shape a common basis for the development of technology solutions-set for different climates and cultural factors.
Smart technologies such as the cloud-based House Management System, smart hybrid ventilation system, smart air movement system, and decentralized Packed Heat Pump system will be further developed. Existing technologies such as photovoltaic/battery systems, thermal insulation materials, thermal mass activation and storage, shading systems will be further consolidated. Eight climate and cultural solutions sets will be developed.
Methodology and guidance will be developed to help designers to maximize the solutions co-benefits according to the specific context. The designer will also be provided with an easy to understand and informative data visualization for energy simulations to support the design of Plus Energy Buildings. Finally, the project intends to accelerate the transition from nZEBs to Plus Energy Buildings by providing policy makers with evidence-based recommendations that address cultural factors and legal barriers.