DivAirCity – the power of diversity & inclusion for climate neutral cities – 2021 to 2025

Funded by the European Union H2020 programme under grant agreement 101003799.

DivAirCity will provide a new approach for cities to shape solutions with at the core human inclusiveness to mitigate air pollution and climate issues in cities. DivAirCity is an ambitious project aiming to shift the urban paradigm by valuing human diversity (with a focus on gender and multiculturalism) as a resource to define new urban services and models towards cultural-driven green cities.

The project involves 5 EU cities representing replicable case studies: Orvieto (IT), Castellon (SP), Potsdam (D), Aarhus (DK) and Bucharest (RO). DivAirCity aims at creating different solutions: 5 Permanent Living Labs (PLL), 1 Diversity and Inclusion green city index (DIGCI), 5 Smart Cities Climate contracts (SCCo), 1 Community of Practice (CoP), 5 air pollution mitigation services, and 1 EU protocol for decarbonisation diagnosis.

EcoWise is a work-package leader and contributes by co-developing new human inclusive urban data frameworks. The project involves 26 partners and 68 external stakeholders from all five continents.

More information is available at: https://divaircity.eu/about-us

CircThread – The Digital Thread for Circular Economy Management – 2021 to 2025

Funded by the European Union H2020 programme under grant agreement 958448

CircThread will deliver a circular digital thread platform, a digital framework for facilitating information flow exchanges across the extended life cycle chain of Products. It will include information on components, their materials and chemicals data, and related circularity, environmental, social and economic information. The core is to create data linkages between product chain, value chain, asset chain and life cycle chains based on a product information catalogue, and enable information exchanges via data contracts governed by secure and reliable management standards. The project will implement the system in cloud platforms in 3 demonstration clusters in Italy, Slovenia and Spain rolled-out across the entire extended life cycle chain of home appliances (incl. washing machines and dish washers) and home energy systems (incl. boilers, solar-PV systems and batteries) to test 7 circularity use cases and associated business models.

EcoWise is the technical coordinator of the project. The project involves 34 partners across 16 European countries including appliance manufacturers, consumer bodies, collection companies, recyclers and sector organisations.

More information is available at: https://www.circthread.com/ ; https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/958448

EcoWise Healthy Homes Suite – 2020 to 2021

Funded By EIT Digital

EcoWise Healthy Homes Suite (EHHS) is a software product under development with financial support from EIT Digital. Healthy Homes is a cloud-based system for municipalities and facility managers for energy savings and indoor air quality improvement. Our product Healthy Homes allows for savings on heating of homes using smart weather information combined with energy simulations, and it monitors indoor air quality conditions giving resident feedbacks to make homes safer and healthier for people to live in.

The product is developed together with key partners: ATOS (Spain), COMET (Spain) and VRM (Ireland/UK).

This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This body of the European Union receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

METABUILDING LABS – Open Innovation Test Beds for European Construction SMEs – 2021 to 2026

METABUILDING LABS is a five-year Horizon 2020 EU-funded Innovation project under grant agreement 953193 whose main intention is to contribute to reach the Paris Climate Agreement (COP21) goal of “nearly-zero energy, zero emission buildings”.

A large consortium of 40 partners from 13 European countries have joined forces to provide European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the construction sector access to Open Innovation Testbeds (OITB) as part of a wider innovation support ecosystem, allowing them to develop and test innovative envelope solutions for next generation buildings.

EcoWise s leading the development of theMBLabs platform digital services. This work entails the development and delivery of the MBLabs platform from the definition of user requirements, through to the development and integration of services in the platform, while testing services to assure high performance of the platform. In addition, EcoWise is responsible for the data management, data security and application and verification of GPDR compliance.

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BLUEPRINT to a Circular Economy – 2020 to 2023 

Project BLUEPRINT will create the first cross-border delivery model for Local Authorities to transition to a Circular Economy (CE) led by Essex County Council. The project focuses on strengthening local social enterprises and non-profits involved in re-use, repair, refurbishment and recycling. As part of BLUEPRINT, EcoWise will create an online waste flow and activity mapping service for Local Authorities. It will enable LA’s to monitor & evaluate CE initiatives and impacts as part of the planning cycle, together with a local community of organisations and companies involved in waste management and CE activities. EcoWise is working closely with Local Institutions and Universities in both England and France in BLUEPRINT, who are working at the forefront of the transition to Circular Economy.

Total project budget: €5.6m, of which the European Regional Development Fund contributed €3.8m
Name of funding programme: Interreg France (Channel) England Programme
Start and end dates: April 2020 to June 2023

More information: https://projectblueprint.eu/

BLUEPRINT Poster English PDF ; BLUEPRINT Poster French PDF

METABUILDING – 2021 to 2023

Funded by the European Union H2020 programme under grant agreement 873964.

In the METABUILDING project, 4M € of funding will be made available for SMEs to boost collaborative innovation across five sectors: Construction, Additive Manufacturing, Nature Based Solutions, Circularity & Recycling and Digital Industrial. EcoWise is providing  the digital platform to facilitate SME relationship building and fund allocation, working closely with partners to create lasting innovations long after the project has finished.

See for the platform we have developed: http://www.metabuilding.eu

SPHERE – Service Platform to Host and SharE Residential data – 2018 to 2022

Funded by the European Union H2020 programme under grant agreement 820805

The SPHERE project is a € 12.8 million EU Horizon 2020 project. EcoWise is leading two work packages to research the development and validation of environmental and sustainability services in the SPHERE digital twin for buildings platform. The platform aims to improve and optimise buildings’ energy design, construction, performance, and management, reducing construction costs and their environmental impact while increasing overall energy performance. EcoWise is also developing a software service for environmental and circular economy assessment of new building designs.

More information: www.sphere-project.eu

BIM4REN – 2018 to 2022

Funded by the European Union H2020 programme under grant agreement 820773

The BIM4Ren project is a € 7 million EU Horizon 2020 project. In BIM4Ren EcoWise is integrating environmental, design and construction sector tools into a one stop access platform (OSAP). The integration of tools into the OSAP utilises a microservices-based architecture to allow an orchestrated interaction between a number of interoperable tools. The BIM4Ren project provides methodologies and BIM developments, backboned by state-of-the-art Building Information Management (BIM) digital technologies. Once operational the OSAP will facilitate a user through a digitised, IDDS ready, BIM based workflow to deliver a high value renovation of a built asset. One tool to be integrated into the BIM4Ren platform is EcoWise’s environmental life cycle assessment tool for rapid evaluation of building material and energy life cycle footprints.

More information: http://www.bim4ren.eu

SHELTER – 2019 to 2023

Funded by the European Union H2020 programme under grant agreement 821282

SHELTER aims to develop a data driven and community based knowledge framework that will bring together the scientific community and heritage managers with the objective of increasing resilience, reducing vulnerability and promoting better and safer reconstruction in historic areas. EcoWise in the SHELTER project is developing agent based modelling capabilities to simulate the responses of citizens to natural hazards including heatwaves and floods, so as to provide recommendations to cities and regions to mitigate the impact of disasters and make cities more resilient. SHELTER is a € 6 million EU Horizon 2020 project.

More information: http://www.shelter-project.com

CIRC-PACK – Towards circular economy in the plastic packaging value chain – 2017 to 2020

Funded by the European Union H2020 programme under grant agreement 730423

CIRC-PACK project aims at more sustainable, efficient, competitive, less fossil fuel dependent, integrated and interconnected plastic packaging value chain. EcoWise was the sectorial symbiosis lead and provided decision support to promote circular economy. The company also played a key role in business model development and increasing the replicability and upscaling potential of the solution as well as the dissemination of the project results. CIRC-PACK project is a € 9 million EU Horizon 2020 project.

More information: https://www.circpack.eu