Energy self-sufficiency for off-grid housing development and certified electronic communications to save costs, and simplification of processes for construction projects, the construction industry with five companies of the consortium, are two projects promoted by the Rioja Cluster of ARIC, of the Government of La Rioja. Within the call to “challenges”.
According to information provided by the cluster, the projects are said to be off-the-grid and Block4Value and the participating companies are Construción Zorzano, Ecotalia, JAD Arquitectos, Antena and Aransa. These are two energy efficiency and blockchain technology projects, which seek to modernize the various processes of construction activity through the implementation of technological systems, so that the latter can apply them in the field and improve its competitiveness and sustainability. ,
The companies Zorzano and Ecotalia participate in the “Off the Grid -OTG” project and it involves a standard energy solution for the construction of the Passivhaus housing development (with zero or almost zero energy consumption) without being connected to the network and with no energy supply. . the collective.
The initiative is designed for sites that cannot connect to the electricity grid or wish to be supplied only with renewable energy, as is the case in many rural areas of La Rioja and with which it aims to provide both electrical and thermal needs to be fulfilled. of buildings in the area of action. , by collectively supplying electricity and hot and sanitary water to buildings.
The comprehensive solutions proposed in the project include photovoltaic technology, micro-cogeneration, combined systems with generator sets and battery systems. With this global building and renewable energy solution, the aim is to supply semi-detached or block homes without contracting the electricity rate.
The project outlines European climate change policies and greater environmental and social awareness.
The project also aims to allow potential replication and possibilities for adaptation to non-residential uses such as tourism. For its part, the ‘Blockchain for Value Chain’ project includes a pilot test for the implementation of certified electronic communication with blockchain in agents of the value chain of the manufacturing process.
The general objective is to simplify the complexity of the transfer and management of certified, legal or potentially legal use communications in the field of projects and construction works, for which pilot testing of an online certified communication system using blockchain technology is proposed, eliminating middlemen. Allows to perform and store transactions securely.
The main benefits expected from this project are the cost savings that are derived from more traditional communications, such as Burofax, and the reduction in digital and legal transparency and security, thanks to digital evidence that cannot be edited and/or deleted.
intervention of so many agents in the value chain; responsibility of each; The interdependence between companies and the interests of all to complete the project are factors that lead to the need for a signing coordination system, which would speed up the administrative process for the company of contracts signed on paper one by one, as This is done today, and there is an opportunity to keep proof of when each participant has signed.
The main objectives of ARIC are sustainability of the sector to improve its competitiveness through innovation and the projects which are mentioned, promoted and coordinated by the cluster itself, are “to achieve their objectives and objectives of the whole sector”. key to achieving it. Details in its statement, which also specifies that, thanks to the certification and expertise of its partners, the Réogen Innovative Association is a national reference in the field of Passivahaus.
Passive House or PassiveHaus is the standard construction system for buildings with zero or almost zero energy consumption; It is developed in new and existing buildings and its main advantages are economic benefits from reduction in energy bill due to high level of quality and low consumption due to demanded technical requirements.