A new project is looking to develop a scalable, replicable, high energy efficient, zero emissions and cost-effective system to refurbish existing public-owned non-residential buildings to achieve a reduction in energy consumption of at least 50 per cent.

The BRICKER project, an energy efficient retrofits system, is being developed by combining passive and active technologies in live test cases of three very different public buildings situated in three different countries in three different climatic zones. The three buildings being tackled are council offices in Extremadura, Spain; an engineering…