Research project

PLURAL – Plug-and-Use renovation of facades with adaptable lightweight systems

Reducing heat losses from existing residential buildings by refurbishing the building envelope is an important step to reduce the heating demand of buildings. In the EU project PLURAL, prefabricated façade modules are being developed and tested, which enable novel possibilities for energy generation, heat/cold supply and ventilation with the façade. The prefabrication of the façade modules is intended to enable rapid and cost-effective refurbishment in an inhabited state. Three field installations will be used to demonstrate renovations in different European climates. Simulations will be used to analyse components and buildings, and a Big Data management platform and decision-making tool for component selection and integration will be developed.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 958218.

Contact:  Daniel Philippen

Duration: 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2025