Università di Catania
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Energy and Seismic AFfordable rEnovation solutions
Horizon 2020
Call / Bando: 
Settore ERC: 
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Ruolo Unict: 
Durata del progetto in mesi: 
Data inizio: 
Giovedì, 1 Ottobre 2020
Data fine: 
Lunedì, 30 Settembre 2024
Costo totale: 
€ 4.591.044,75
Quota Unict: 
€ 866.250,00
Giuseppe Margani
Responsabile/i per Unict: 
Giuseppe Margani
Dipartimenti e strutture coinvolte: 
Dipartimento di Ingegneria civile e architettura
Altri partner: 

Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna (IT) - MOVERIM Consulting SPRL (BE) - Istituto Autonomo Case Popolari di Catania - IACP (IT) - Norges Miljo-Og Biovitenskaplige Universitet (NO) - ENGINEERING - Ingegneria Informatica SPA (IT) - DELOITTE Limited (CY) - Buildings Performance Institute Europe ASBL (BE) - PINK GMBH - Energie- und Speichertechnik (AT) - Sampas Bilisim Ve Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. (TK) - Salfo and Associates SA - Engineering & Management Consultants (GR) - Timmerfabriek Webo BV (NL).


The energy and seismic upgrading of Europe’s building stock can be costly and disruptive for occupants. Nevertheless, is necessary, since most buildings are energy-intensive, earthquake-prone and over 50 years old. The EU-funded e-SAFE project will develop a deep retrofitting system combining energy efficiency, seismic resistance, financial feasibility and other social-benefits. It uses a multidisciplinary approach integrating experimental research and participatory design applied to one real and two virtual pilot projects. The system will be linked to the development of a new value chain aimed at pursuing its market uptake while boosting public awareness on the importance of building decarbonisation and seismic safety.