The prefabricated timber modules, developed by the BERTIM project for renovation of buildings, will be demonstrated in the KUBIK experimental building, located in Bilbao (Spain). Developed by Tecnalia, KUBIK is a research infrastructure consisting of three floors and a cellar. The building is fully monitored (energy consumption and comfort conditions) and allows a full assessment of installation procedures and energy performance of components in real conditions.
The prefabricated solutions will be improved based on the lessons leraned through the testing process and the global system will then be demonstrated in real buildings, in two social houses. These demonstration scenarios complement each other very well, as one is in the South of Europe (Spain) and other in the North of Europe (Denmark): ensuring that very different weather conditions, different building practices and different social values will be taken into account and analysed.