EXCESS brings together 21 partners from 8 European countries:

Joanneum Research

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH is one of Austria’s largest non-university research organisations. It is providing a wide range of services: applied research and development for small and medium-sized enterprises is supplemented by custom-designed technical business consulting and vast expertise in interdisciplinary management of complex research contracts at a national and international level. The project subject project will be carried out by the by the groups “International Climate Policy and Economics”, “Future Energy Systems & Lifestyle” and “Weather and Climate Risk Management” at LIFE - Centre for Climate, Energy & Society. Joanneum Research is the coordinator of the EXCESS project.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a non-profit limited liability company established by law.  VTT's activities are focused on: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. It has vast experience with European projects. Concerning energy efficient buildings, nZEB and Smart Cities, VTT has competences on holistic energy-performance, indoor environment, building and product manufacturing technologies, as well as the development of strategic research agendas. Within the EXCESS project, VTT is the Technical Coordinator. It leads the work on 'PEB concepts, challenges and opportunities' and 'PEB implementation and monitoring'.

CENER National Renewable Energy Centre

CENER is the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain. It is a technology centre with worldwide recognised prestige, activity and experience. It develops applied research in renewable energies and provides technological support to companies and energy institutions in six areas: wind, solar thermal and photovoltaic energy, biomass, smart and energy efficient buildings and districts, and grid integration of energy. CENER has different infrastructures to test, validate and develop energy related technology, such as Wind Turbine Test Laboratory, Experimental Wind Farm, Biorefinery and Bioenergy Centre, ATENEA Microgrid and Laboratories.


VITO is a leading international research and service centre. It provides knowledge and technological innovations that facilitate the transition to a more sustainable society. We do this in the field of energy, chemistry, materials, health technology and land use. We unite different parties in a sustainable value chain. By cooperation, expansion and development of expertise we can make smarter use of existing sustainable solutions and develop new technologies. VITO makes the connection for partnerships between research, government and market, between knowledge, policy and business in order to create impactful changes.


Suite5 is an Information Technology SME, delivering innovative data-driven intelligence solutions through state-of-the art technologies. Combining strong technology know-how and a hands-on approach, Suite5 provides research-inspired solutions and practical support for its clients from the public and private sector. At he core of its services lies the S5 Analytics Suite: innovative tools able to transform latent and unexplored data assets into actionable insights driving performance and efficiency, enabling better decision-making and bringing real value to businesses, individuals and society. They cover a broad range of domains, including Energy, Manufacturing, Web, Social and Personal Analytics.

Prospex Institute

The Prospex Institute enables the participation of citizens and stakeholders in societally relevant dialogue and decision-making processes. It engages with top professionals with extensive expertise in engaging broad stakeholder groups, often in multi-cultural and multi-sectorial workshop formats. PI builds its reputation on its unique competences in stakeholder engagement and consultation, and through a wide array of participatory methodologies. In EXCESS, Prospex Institute is designing the overall stakeholder engagement strategy for the project. PI will design and lead the implementation of the co-innovation workshops, the advisory boards and will also help designing the user engagement plans.

Cordium Cvba

Cordium is the result of local initiatives and was founded in 1963. Its main goal is to contribute to the right of residential housing for the needy in the region Alken, Bilzen, Hasselt, Hoeselt and Kortessem. We do this through a variety of properties with an optimal price - performance ratio. In the past 57 years Cordium has built approximately 1800 houses. These houses are for hire for persons with a limited income at a rental price adjusted according to their financial situation.

Agencia Andaluza de la Energia - AAE

The Andalusian Energy Agency is a government-owned entity assigned to the Regional Ministry of Employment, Business and Trade, whose mission is to develop the policies of the Andalusian Regional Government aimed at optimising the energy supply of the region from an economical and environmental point of view. The Agency has been developed as an initiative under the framework of the VI Andalusian Social Agreement as a tool available for the Andalusian social, entrepreneurial and institutional network to promote the sustainable energy development of the region.


TRYCSA was founded in 1977, specialising in construction, restauration and architectural conservation. It has participated in numerous and complex building construction, restoration and research projects. It works in development of new techniques and materials, in the execution of complete construction works, and mainly in maintenance, restauration and conservation of monuments and singular buildings. TRYCSA's role in EXCESS is to built the demo-building and its facilities in Spain, systems and technological equipment integration of the building, as well as constructive solutions standardisation that improve efficiency and flexibility of the housing units, reducing also construction timings.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of over 1,750 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. ICLEI's European secretariat connects its members with peers and an extended partner network, carries their voices to international levels and provides tools to drive local sustainability transitions. Within the EXCESS project, ICLEI Europe will be contributing to the collection and analysis of plus energy building examples across the EU, the assessment of local policies and integration of positive energy building concepts, EXCESS' replication activities, the dissemination & communication strategy and related activities, as well as digital media activities.


CGSoft was founded in 1986 in Athens and its staff consists of highly qualified certified technicians and experienced consultants with a clear understanding of the best technological solutions and best practices. The objective of CGSoft is to provide consultancy services in software design, develop, install, train, and support integrated automation and computerisation solutions to a wide range of customers in Greece and abroad. It undertakes the installation and configuration of its “Thesis” platform products while at the same time it implements special purpose projects covering specialised customer requirements always using cutting-edge technology solutions.


Urb-atelier is a multisciplinary urbanism, architecture, design and consulting office based in Valladolid, Spain. They develop sustainable projects, with mixed and integrating uses, through the previous understanding of the values that a community in continuous evolution demands. Urb-atelier also create urban models that induce positive behaviour and pave the way for responsible generations, promoting diversity, coexistence and respect for nature. Moreover, they foster innovation and the use of renewable energies within the framework of the circular economy. Urb-atelier encourages innovative investment and participation structures with the stakeholders selected for each project.

AEE - Institut für Nachhaltige Technologien

AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) is a non-university research institute and one of the leading European institutes in the field of applied research in three research areas: thermal energy technologies and hybrid systems, building and retrofit as well as industrial processes and energy systems. Within thsoe areas, work covers various topics reaching from component and system development to scientific research accompanying the installation of demonstration systems. In addition, the institute provides know-how transfer within the framework of national and international workshops and conferences. Moreover, it contributes to the training and education of highly qualified specialists through offering positions for dissertations and master theses. It also provides internships for students.

BAR Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH

The BAR Vermögensverwaltsungs GmbH is the owner of the the former industrial Tagger-Werk area in Graz, Austria. In total 19 buildings with various characteristics and purposes were already refurbished to low energy building standard and rented to 60 tenants. BAR is developing a concept for the further development of the area, as well as operating the building complex. Within EXCESS, BAR will be responsible for the Austrian demonstration case. Further contributions to the project will be the development of the refurbishment concepts for the outstanding buildings and the overall energy system of the area. BAR will also bring its experiences with housing types and previous retrofit projects.


MuoviTech focuses on saving the Earth's natural resources by developing unique energy and environmental advantage, products and systems. It is the global leader in systems for geothermal energy, with plants in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, Netherlands and the UK. MuoviTech is a complete supplier of ground heat exchangers, manifold chambers for probes, casing pipes, valves, pipe components, equipment and services.

Gebwell Oy

Gebwell Ltd is a Finnish company specialised in environmentally friendly heating and cooling solutions. It manufactures and sells equipment designed for connecting buildings to district heating and for utilising ground source heat in heating of buildings. All of our products, heat pumps, district heating substations and accumulator tanks as well as fire hydrant cabinets, are designed and manufactured in Leppävirta, Eastern Finland. Our customers include HVAC and construction industry professionals for whom we offer ready solutions for serving consumers and other property owners.

Basso Building Systems Oy

Basso Building Systems Oy is a construction company that design and build annually about 300 apartments . Basso build up mainly multi store apartment buildings but also small blocks of flats and  some individual detached houses at Helsinki area. The turnover of Basso Building Systems Oy has been several years about EUR 30 million. The customers are partly ordinary families in need of home and partly investors who rent apartments.

Tom Allen Senera Oy

Tom Allen Senera is a Finnish company established in 1991. Our expertise lies in planning, installing and developing heat pump systems e.g. in commercial and educational buildings as well as in residential houses. We have about 75 renewable energy professionals in our employ. Our mission is to build an ecologically and economically sustainable future, together with our customers.


DualSun is a French manufacturer of solar modules. Its modules are designed to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by producing solar heat and electricity. The DualSun patented technology thus allows a double production of energy, electricity and hot water, with one unique solar panel, without changing the size or design of a standard photovoltaic panel.

Thomas Schwarzl IT

Thomas Schwarzl IT combines expertise in full-stack development with blockchain based smart contracting and embedded software engineering. Therefore, TS IT covers the process from sensor based data gathering (electronics, embedded systems) via verifiable, tamper-proof data storage and automated data processing (database, blockchain) to visualization (web-based user interfaces) and data analysis (machine-learning, ai) with feedback to control loops. Recent projects include tamper-proof data processing, IoT systems combined with automatic tamper-proof booking and billing, and control loop with machine-learning and ai based algorithms.

NETxAutomation Software GmbH

NETxAutomation Software GmbH is one of the leading providers of innovative software for building automation. It develops and distributes software for building management and central building control. Its product range consists of reliable server systems, shading control systems, visualisations, energy reporting systems and other components. All products are based on open standards like OPC, KNX, BACnet, Modbus or SNMP. Multiple interfaces and specific modules allow a broad application area. Their software is used by system integrators and electrical engineers in more than 100 countries all over the world, in building automation projects.