Interreg IPA CBC Croatia Serbia RESCUE project presentation

Workshop focus:

Workshop presents a comprehensive studies on energy demand and energy efficiency for seven project partners public buildings in Croatia and in Serbia. Available renewable energy sources that could be used for energy generation in the near vicinity of the public building are assesed and proposed   optimal configuration of the renewable energy and the smart building energy management systems (BEMS) will be presented that would significantly increase the public building efficiency while reducing the energy demand, bringing the public building one step closer to near zero-energy building. Workshop would also give a short overview of the most important directives and national legislative supporting energy efficiency and renewable sources focusing on public buildings sector. After presentation of the smart building energy management systems second part of the workshop will include visit o the construction site of the FERIT Osijek smart building.

Workshop presenters:

Prof Boris Dumnić, PhD; Prof Bane Popadić, PhD FTN Novi Sad

Prof Damir Šljivac, PhD; Matej Žnidarec, MEng FERIT Osijek

Prof Marinko Stojkov; PhD; Prof Ante Čikić, PhD, SF Slavonski Brod

Renewable Energy Sources for smart sustainable health Centers, University Education and other public buildings (RESCUE)

Interreg IPAII Croatia Serbia, project number HR-RS303

Start Date: 01.04.2019  End date: 30.09.2021.

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Partners: Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTN), Novi Sad Serbia (lead), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science ad Information Technology (FERIT) Osijek, Machine Engineering Faculty (SFSB) Slavonski Brod, Croatia, Clinical Center of Vojvodina (KCV) Novi Sad Serbia, Clinical Hospital Center (KBCO) Osijek, Croatia

Project summary:

The three key targets of EU 2020 climate and energy package are: 20% cut in greenhouse gases emissions (compared to 1990), 20% of EU energy from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and 20% improvement in Energy Efficiency (EE).  Usage of RES and EE measures in public buildings are important part in achieving these targets.  Region has diverse RES potential but the share of RES is far behind EU2020 goals. Even with new legislation, public’s inherited inertness and unawareness of benefits in improving RES usage and EE of existing public buildings still remains a major concern.

Main goal of this project is therefore to demonstrate innovative RES and EE approach for public buildings in the cross-border region. FERIT and FTN gained substantial know-how in the field of RES by implementing small-scale RES on their public buildings through successful cooperation on bilateral projects aiming to establish common research and education frame in the cross-border region. This project will strengthen this cooperation and involve new partners – KCV, KBCO and SFSB.

Within the RESCUE project we are aiming to promote the use of sustainable energy and energy efficiency in public buildings (specific objective 2.2), especially in public buildings with high energy demand. By introduction of RES based energy efficient smart Buildings Energy Management Systems (BEMS), RESCUE seeks to demonstrate sustainable, low-carbon solution for health centers and university education buildings, demonstrating applicability to other public buildings.

Transferring know-how from university to healthcare a climate-smart solution will help reduce healthcare’s climate footprint and yield multiple benefits. This way health centers and university education public buildings are no longer exempt from playing an important role as an environmental leader in the region. All targeted groups will benefit from resulting knowledge transfer, workshops, publications, project conferences, printed and digital promotion material.