The BTA Living Labs are living laboratories: real-life buildings of home or work environments, not simulations. They are used for testing energy efficiency and sustainability. These labs are set up as real homes where research participants use new products and systems for a short or long period of time. They provide an ideal environment for testing new products, systems and processes. Participant feedback is collected and objective data is analysed.
The BTA Living Labs are located in important climatic zones: dry and Mediterranean, Scandinavian, mountainous and continental European. There are six living labs in total; located in the Netherlands (Concept House Village, The Green Village), Sweden (HSB Living Lab), Switzerland (House of Natural Resources, NEST) and Spain (CIES).
BTA’s goal is to support innovative building technologies and construction services to reduce CO2e and create new businesses and jobs in the European building sector. We achieve this by concentrating on three main focus areas:
We welcome you to our Climate-KIC flagship: the Building Technologies Accelerator (BTA). We are proud to have on board outstanding partners in education, private enterprise and government. All our partners and team members are involved in working towards one goal: creating a future worth living in.