|Business||Period||Project Coordinator||Funding Scheme|
|Energy||June 2020 - November 2022||R2M Solutions SRL||H2020|
Energy efficiency investments are key from an environmental point of view, but also convenient in terms of expected return and payback times. For instance, energy charges account for between 10% and 15% of the total operating costs of a small or medium supermarket, making energy efficiency a great source for cost reduction. However, it is still difficult to attract private finance that can accelerate the energy transition process on a large scale in the retail sector.
For this reason, SUPER-HEERO has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement n. 894404 to provide a replicable and innovative financial scheme for energy efficiency investment in small and medium supermarkets.
SUPER-HEERO relies on 3 main instruments:
In particular, the novelty of this project relies in the innovative concept that leverages customer loyalty programmes, providing a new way for supermarket operators and their shoppers to work together towards energy efficiency: “Let’s shop for energy efficiency!”
As a project partner of SUPER-HEERO, RINA is mainly in charge of the energy efficiency renovation actions for supermarkets, starting from our demonstrators in Italy and Spain.
We will define the most relevant and easy replicable energy efficiency measures to be promoted via SUPER-HEERO financing scheme, considering the type of EU commercial centre/
supermarket buildings, their typical installed equipment/energy demand/renovation needs.
Such assessment will be relevant not only to facilitate promotion of intervention, but also to engage in SUPER-HEERO renovation campaign
technology providers in order to:
Finally, renovation that will start during the project phase will be properly monitored from energetic and techno-economic point of view.
In conclusion, SUPER-HEERO will imply benefits for: