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What is ARCAS?

The objective of the ARCAS project is to develop a methodology for the evaluation and design of rehabilitation of buildings and groupings of collective buildings of social housing based on criteria of energy poverty, sustainability, energy efficiency and health in the Sudoe territory.
ARCAS is based on the use of similar climatology for the development of a tool that allows, through key indicators, the optimization of the architectural design of buildings.


  • Develop a tool that makes the ARCAS method operational.
  • Prepare an ARCAS certification procedure and carry out its validation in various buildings in the SUDOE territory.
  • Develop reference criteria and indicators so that public administrations can improve future application regulations.
TitleNew Evaluation Method for Social Interest, Sustainable and Energy Efficient Homes -Architecture for the Climate- in the Sudoe territory
Total eligible cost1.316.911,38 €
FEDER FOUNDS987.683,54 €
Duration36 months 01/10-2019 – 30/09/2022
Main beneficiaryFundación Estudios Calidad Edificación Asturias
Other beneficiariesUniversidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea Escuela de Ingenieria de Gipuzkoa Máquinas y Motores Térmicos
Université de La Rochelle Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Ingénieur pour l’Environnement – UMR 7356 CNRS
Universidade do Minho Escola de Engenharia
Consejería de Obras Públicas y Vivienda
Sectors1.- Environmental services (management and protection of risks and biodiversity) and energy (production, distribution and storage technologies from renewable sources) air quality and emission control
2.- Improvement of energy efficiency
3.- Use of renewable energies in homes
Specific goalImprove energy efficiency policies in public buildings and homes through the implementation of networks and joint experimentation. (Objective 4.C.1)
Program priorityContribute to greater efficiency in energy efficiency policies
Thematic objectiveFavor the transition to a low-carbon economy in all sectors. (AXIS 3: Low Carbon Economy)
Investment prioritySupporting energy efficiency, smart energy management and the use of renewable energy in public infrastructures, including public buildings and homes
Field of intervention014 – Renovation of the energy efficiency of existing buildings, demonstration projects and support measures