The CLIMRES project consortium held its kick-off meeting on 4 and 5 June in Athens (Greece). This project, led by SingularLogic, arise from the need to change the course of the European housing stock and retrofit buildings to achieve climate resilience. During its three-year life, the solutions developed by the project consortium will be tested in three large-scale pilots in Spain, Greece, Italy and Slovenia to assess their effectiveness against heat waves, floods, fires and earthquakes.

The project will run for three years and will focus on fostering leadership for climate-resilient buildings through the identification and systemic characterisation of building vulnerabilities. To achieve this, the consortium will work on the development of vulnerability and impact assessment methodologies, together with and inventory of measures for materials and building design methodologies, together with an inventory of measures for materials and building design against climate risks. Through all these steps, it will seek to deploy a set of decisions-support tools that will address the three levels of decision making: strategic, tactical and operational.

The CARTIF Energy and Climate Policy research team will be in charge of coordinating activities to ensure the development, deployment and validation of CLIMRES solutions for climate resilient buildings and cities. Another task will be the implementation of the CLIMRES tactical service decision support system for a climate resilient building stock for heat waves. It will have three sub-service: mapping of vulnerable areas, strategic planning and early warning for these weather conditions.

The project consortium is composed of CARTIF, SingularLogic S.A, National Technical University of Athens – Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Frederick research Center, European Center for Medium Weather Forecast, International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), Università Politecnica delle Marche, MOBICS, RINA Consulting S.p.A., DEMO Consultants BV, Nazka Mapps, Blue-Green Infrastructure Institute (IMZI),Takis G. Zarifopoulos S.A., ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Municipality of Barcelona, Asociación Ecoserveis, Sustainable City Network, Pich-Aguilera Arquitectos S.L., LinkCity, University of Ljubljana, Municipality of Senigalia.

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