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Pilot projects in SQUARE

The QA system for efficient energy use and improved indoor environment will be applied in pilot projects involving retrofitting and renovation of social housing. These pilot projects have been selected due to that they represent typical social housing structures in the participating countries and are planning retrofitting initiatives which are supposed to be implemented in the years of the project duration.


The added value of taking part in the SQUARE project implies that they will push the standard of refurbishment to more ambitious targets and that it will be made in a methodological way thanks to the applied QA system.


Dissemination of the experiences from the design, construction and operation of these pilot projects is a very important task in the project. This includes communication with tenants that can give valuable information to the evaluation.


The Austrian pilot project - Dieselweg

A total number of 49 apartments built in the 50's and 70's will be retrofitted in this project located in Graz, Austria.

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The Swedish pilot project - Brogården

Out of 300 apartments, 18 will be retrofitted in a first step in this project located in Alingsås, Sweden. The apartments were built in the 60's/70's.

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The Finnish pilot project

A student house with 33 flats built in 1970 will be renovated. The goal is to reach passive house standard level, which for northern Finland is 30 kWh/m2 per year for heating energy.

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The Spanish pilot project

The pilot project consists in a 6 apartments building located in the old town of a neighbourhood of Barcelona. The building was built in 1890 and appears extremely damaged and it was necessary to make a complete renovation.

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