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					                                                                               Together we can bring
                                                                               green development
                                                                               off the ground.

Creating the
                                                                               The Smart Energy Home consortium is teaming
                                                                               up with real estate developers in major European
                                                                               cities to construct or renovate multi-dwelling buil-

home for living                                                                dings according to the SEH principles: providing
                                                                               a sustainable living experience without any radical

innovation                                                                     increase in costs.

                                                                               Real estate developers are sought who:

                                                    Did you know that...
                                                                               are engaged in residential buildings;
The Smart Energy Home (SEH) initiative brings
                                                                               show involvement in energy/sustainability issues
together a strong consortium of leading com-                                   and seek to promote this interest on a European
panies to address the need for more energy                                     level;
efficient, smarter and healthier homes.
                                                    ...buildings consume       are open to innovative collaboration with reliable

                                                    40% of the energy
                                                                               industrial actors.
Existing homes contribute to climate change
through the great amounts of energy and             used in Europe and         In addition to real estate actors, the initiative is also
                                                                               open for dialogue with additional industrial and public
resources used to achieve comfort. Modern,
innovative solutions and technologies can
                                                    contribute to 40% of       stakeholders who could contribute to the Smart

                                                    the greenhouse gas
                                                                               Energy Home objectives.
eliminate this waste of energy and water
while improving the comfort level. Despite
these solutions being readily available, we
                                                    emissions                  The Smart Energy Home consortium consists of five
                                                                               multinational companies, each a leader in its field,
still reside in traditionally built homes, conti-                              offering complementary solutions to support a new
                                                                               generation of buildings. In specific projects, collabo-
nuing to waste valuable resources.
                                           buildings, a great   ration will also be sought with manufacturers of the

                                                    part of the energy
                                                                               best technologies necessary to create a complete
Greater awareness and stricter European                                        Smart Energy Home.
legislation are pushing for better buildings.
                                                    consumed is wasted
                                                    through inefficiency
Yet, the market moves slowly. There is a fear
that new construction concepts will increa-
se costs, while consumers are reluctant to          - the loss is estimated
houses they perceive as ´complicated´.
                                                    to €60 billion per year
The SEH consortium is determined to change          in the EU
these perceptions and promote the cost-
effective realisation of modern, residential
buildings that not only meet stringent ener-
                                                    ...building related
                                                    illnesses cost up
gy requirements, but are healthy, maintain
excellent comfort, and support the inhabitants
in their daily lives.                               to €100 million per
                                                    year in the EU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A holistic view
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on the home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The SEH initiative considers that a holistic perspec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      tive on residential buildings is important in order
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to steer the housing market towards sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      solutions. A modern house must provide for low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      consumption of resources and be attractive to live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in. People search for a healthy, comfortable home

Living better in a Smart Energy Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      that is adapted to their needs. Integration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      is therefore a key issue.

People living in a Smart Energy Home (SEH)       No need to wait for the future                                                                                                                                       Energy & Resources
experience a higher quality of life and con-                                                                                                                                                                          Through innovative solutions and smart techno-
                                                                                                 The DEMObuildings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on the target group, SEH can also allow for appli-
sume substantially less energy and resour-       Fact is that this type of homes can be reali-                                                                                                                        logy, the demand for energy and water will be             cations for telemedicine or enhanced accessibility.
ces than they would in a traditional house.      sed in a financially feasible manner already                                                                                                                         radically reduced. Renewable energy sources will
                                                 today. Yet the development towards mass-                                                                  Benefits of realising a DEMObuilding
                                                                                                 In order to show the technical, social and financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ideally cover the remaining energy demand. As
Designed with the inhabitant in mind, a Smart    scale uptake of homes that address both         feasibility of the SEH concept, the SEH initiative                                                                   for water, part of the demand can be covered
Energy Home ensures a healthy, comfortable       inhabitant satisfaction and the efficient use   sets up a network of DEMObuildings: attractive,           Joining forces with the SEH consortium provides a          through recovery and collection techniques.               A smart home is more resource-efficient, comfor-
living environment, which is easy to maintain,   of resources is still sluggish.                 multi-dwelling buildings, adapted to local condi-         unique opportunity to receive expert support to deve-                                                                table and healthier. Through intelligent solutions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Health & Comfort
and gives full control of how much energy                                                        tions, with energy performance ranking among              lop attractive and sustainable residential buildings:                                                                mainly based on information and communication
and water that is consumed.                      Going further than mere definition, the         the top of the national building stock. Furthermore,                                                                                                                           technologies, the inhabitant gains control over
                                                 Smart Energy Home initiative takes con-         smart financing solutions will allow for a high qua-      Specialized support to apply and integrate cutting-edge,   The key for SEH is to design the home around the          energy and water consumption, building mana-
The integration of innovative, yet proven,       crete action to bring about a change.           lity of life without increasing the final living costs.   yet proven, technologies, based on the knowledge           end-users and their needs. High indoor air quality        gement, security etc. The solutions in SEH are user
technologies drastically reduces the net                                                                                                                   and experience of SEH member companies.                    and easy maintenance are essential. Depending             friendly and support the inhabitants in their lives.
energy and water consumption. A sustaina-                                                                                                                  The knowledge, tools and skills needed to enable
ble approach brings down the utility bills and                                                   Seeking collaboration in                                  the involved actors to replicate the concept in future
the dependency on future energy costs, while                                                     major cities                                              developments.                                                                                                                                Smart systems for energy
limiting the building’s environmental impact.                                                                                                              Economic assessment and support in identifying             Integration of renewable
                                                                                                 For these DEMObuildings, the SEH initiative is            financing solutions, taking into account a range           & cleaner energy sources                                                          Smart metering
                                                                                                 seeking to open dialogue with real estate actors          of energy price scenarios.                                 Water and waste management                                                        Safety & security
                                                                                                 in major European cities. We are looking for pro-         Extensive promotion towards inhabitants, industry,
SEH is built around 3 complementary action lines:                                                perty developers who are engaged in residential           society and policy-makers.                                 Next - generation lighting                                                        Smart materials & surfaces
                                                                                                 buildings, show involvement in energy/sustaina-           The commitment of large industrial companies,              Passive heating and cooling                                                       Advanced telecommunication
                            demonstration        demonstration of the technical, social          bility issues and seek to promote this interest on        ensuring reliability, effectiveness and on-time actions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Management of Distributed
 SEH                                             and financial feasibility of the SEH            a European level, and are open to innovative              Advantage of participating in the SEH network when         Energy Resources                                                                  Self cleaning surfaces
 3 complementary                                                                                 collaboration with reliable industrial actors.            pursuing local, national and European co-funding
                                                 concept in major European cities                                                                                                                                     Innovative construction                                                           Adaptability / accesibility
 action lines                                                                                                                                              opportunities.                                             & retrofitting materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sound insulation & active
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Innovative building envelope
                              information        inform stakeholders about the bene-                                                                                                                                                                                                                    noise abatement

                                                 fits and practical application of new           The DEMObuilding process                                                                                             Advanced windows                                                                  Remote diagnostics /
                                                 construction solutions                                                                                                                                               Thermal insulation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      & management                                                                      Indoor environmental quality
                                                                                                      SEH                                                                 construction           moving in                                                                                              systems
                              innovation         research aimed at developing new
                                                 solutions adapted to the way users                                       select site & develop concept
                                                 interact with innovations in the                 owner /                                                                           promotion
                                                 home environment                                 developer                                                                         monitoring                             Energy                                   Smartness                           Health & Comfort