EBENTO results are tested and validated in 4 demonstrators in Valencia (Spain), Athens (Greece), Tallin (Estonia), and Manchester (UK), involving 35 small residential buildings, and more than 80 final users and different actors’ perspectives from, for example a Public Institution, a Cooperative and a Utility.








United Kingdom

The Spanish pilot is located in Valencia and aims to enhance both public and private residential buildings. The main objective is to develop a strategy based on building typology, targeting the most representative building stock in the city. This approach aims to achieve a greater impact and increase the possibilities for replicating the enhancements.

The primary goals for the citizens involved are to enhance the energy efficiency of their buildings, which will result in:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved comfort for the inhabitants
  • Enhanced energy efficiency of the building, as linked with Energy Performance Certificates, which are crucial to the City Council’s mission to become climate-neutral by 2030.

This will allow users to spend less on energy and save money while also improving their comfort.

The Greek pilot is located in Athens to test the OSS tools un a bunch of houses, including apartments and semi-detached houses full equipped with sensors and intelligence.

Furthermore, most of the houses have Building Information Modelling data available to facilitate simulation work.

The main goal of the pilot is to improve the energy efficiency of buildings by utilising previous projects and installed devices. This approach aims to enhance the lives of homeowners in a specific environment and under particular conditions for the energy performance contract.

The Estonian pilot aims to demonstrate the functionalities of the ONE-STOP-SHOP product in an old apartment building block that represents the typical construction in Tallinn. Estonia has approximately 27,000 apartment buildings, of which approximately 90% were built before 1990. Thus, the results and business cases from this pilot can be applied to a significant number of apartment buildings in the country. The specific block chosen for the Estonian pilot has 80 apartments.

The main action to be performed, tested, and monitored by the EBENTO platform is to reduce the heat loss of the building envelope by using prefabricated modular insulation elements. The prefabricated elements, which were previously developed in other projects, are further enhanced to make them more efficient in the circular economy and to integrate PV panels.

The UK pilot focuses on retrofitting houses in a specific area of Manchester and is linked with the Levenshulme Area Based Scheme that is already underway. The pilot aims to work with a specific number of householders and is primarily focused on increasing public understanding of building retrofit and building capacity to engage in retrofit measures. To achieve this goal, the pilot provides training to building occupiers and energy champions in the area.

The pilot faces various challenges, including:

  • Ensuring that lower-income households can benefit from retrofits and flexibility capabilities.
  • Developing Aggregator/ESCO services in the UK.
  • Increasing the prevalence of multi-tenure property area-based schemes.