Healthcare-related buildings are among the top EU priorities since they play a key role for a sustainable community, but their energy use and carbon emission are among the highest of all building types. Take for instance a typical hospital building that is part of the healthcare district. It uses 2.5 times more energy than an office. In the EU, there are some 15,000 hospitals producing 250 million tonnes of carbon per annum. The energy use of 1 healthcare district could exceed that of 20,000 dwellings. In almost every European city there is at least one healthcare district making a huge impact on the whole city’s energy performance.
STREAMER is an industry-driven collaborative research project on Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) with cases of mixed-use healthcare districts that aims to reduce the energy use and carbon emission of new and retrofitted buildings in healthcare districts in the EU by 50% in the next 10 years. Such districts are the best real examples of neighbourhood with integrated energy system consisting of mixed building types (i.e. hospitals and clinics; offices and retails; laboratories and educational buildings; temporary care homes; rehabilitation and sport facilities).
This research project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development ander Demonstration under grant agreement no 608739 - FP7-2013-NMP-ENV-EeB. This website represents the retrieval mechanism for all public information about the project. It gives a description of the research work and the partners and the stakeholders involved. In the course of the project the generated results will be here published, the final research results being available at the completion of the project in 2017.