IMPULSE will make use of synergies with past and current EU projects in the field of energy refurbishment of buildings (ERB). As a pilot project, it will build on existing knowledge/outputs which will form the basis for the testing (of already developed methods and tools), evaluation and transferring activities.

Initially, IMPULSE will reuse and test methodologies and best practices from REPUBLIC-MED. Mainly, the methodology developed to classify public buildings into typologies will be reused (after refining it) within the testing compoment. Other useful outputs include: methodology for accounting for end users behaviour in energy analysis; inventories of feasible energy retrofit measures; pilot simulation results for public buildings.

IMPULSE will also build on the strategic project ELIH-MED, where 9 large-scale energy retrofit projects were completed in 6 MED Countries, providing very useful lessons learnt and guidelines for the whole cycle of an energy retrofit project. Finally, other past projects to exploit synergies with are: IRH-MED; EPISCOPE; MARIE; ZeroCO2; ENERGY FOR MAYORS; FIESTA; CRIBUTE; 2DBAT; PROFTRAC; InSMART; AIDA; REPUBLIC-ZEB; Reqest2Action; MAYORS in ACTION. Specific deliverables that will contribute to IMPULSE are detailed in the report D3.2.1 (refer to the deliverables database).

Finally, IMPULSE establishes synergies with other MED 2014-2020 projects of the “Efficient Buildings” MED Community of projects, mainly focusing on ERB in public buildings. An MoU is already signed among all projects of the Community, while IMPULSE has also signed a more targeted MoU with the SHERPA project. Possibilities for common transferability actions at local and transnational level will be explored and implemented.