The 2nd plenary meeting
Apr 28, 2023
The second plenary meeting of SmartLivingEPC was hosted by the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, on April 20th and 21st.
On the first day of the meetings, the consortium partners traveled to Leitze, a city next to Bilbao, with 6 demonstration cases for the project. The meeting started with a welcome from GOI, and an introduction by CERTH. The mayor of Leitza presented an introduction to the initiatives of the city to improve sustainability and the pilot sites of Leitza.
The first presentation by CERTH was about the project management work package, discussing the project status, a list of actions, and deliverables and milestones for the next period. Afterward, tasks of WP1, Exploration for Smart Living EPCs, were presented, elaborating on the main achievements and findings.
The demonstration cases, including residential, educational, public, and multi-purpose buildings were visited by the consortium partners. These buildings will provide unique opportunities for the project to identify how older buildings with no digital information can be dealt with in the scope of EPCs.
On the second day, the meeting took place at the campus of the University of Deusto. The progress of WP2, SmartLivingEPC asset methodology, WP3, SmartLivingEPC operational methodology, and WP4, Building digitalization towards Smart Living EPCs, were presented by WP leaders, AIIR, FRC, and IESRD. Tasks leaders also presented the status of each task, in addition to main findings, and next steps. Due to the lack of time, WP7 presentations were postponed to be discussed in the WP7 meeting on Wednesday, April 26th.
Finally, the consortium partners had a short visit to the environmental improvements of the campus of UDeusto. The next plenary meeting will be held in Estonia, hosted by TalTech. The plenary meetings provide the chance for the consortium partners to meet in person, build up the foundations of the collaboration, and embark on interesting and fruitful discussions about the project. The project is in its first year and is moving steadily towards its milestones and objectives.