Cool*Alps – TAB goes Green Deal

Climate scenarios indicate a significant increase in heat waves and extreme weather events. Especially in the alpine regions, more and more heat days are being recorded, which leads to a significant increase in the energy demand for the cooling of buildings. At the same time, the expansion of renewable energies brings new challenges in energy supply security due to the volatility of production and increases the need for storage options.

Cool*Alps

Funding

»    “This project is co-funded by the European Union through the Interreg Alpine Space programme”

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Project description

Currently, in order to avoid summer overheating, buildings are increasingly equipped with climate-split devices, which further exacerbate the microclimatic problem of the environment with their waste heat.

Cool*Alps aims at improving the climate change adaptability and energy security of the Alpine region by supporting the dissamination of innovative Thermal Activated Buildings (TABs).The latter enable CO2-free heating and cooling with one system and make settlements more flexible and resilient to extreme heat periods.

More about the project at alpine-space-cool*alps

Planned project content

  • Planning Guide for thermal activated buildings (TAB) in the Alpine Region
  • Proposal paper for TAB fundings and improvement of legal framework conditions
  • Online expert pool for planners, architects, construction companies and energy planners
  • Online innovation map with example buildings in the entire Alpine region

with the aim of sensitising and increasing the competences and knowledge exchange of builders, planners, and political decision makers.

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Implementation timeframe

Sept. 2022 - February 2024