The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has been set-up by the European Commission to manage on its behalf several EU programmes.
The world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation – bringing together over 1,000 organizations, across 13 countries, at over 80 events in 2016-17.
It aims to create a renovation revolution across Europe by helping countries to deliver strategies for renovating their existing buildings, by the 30 April 2017 EU deadline. These strategies are critical to cutting Europe’s energy use, reducing the impacts of climate change, and creating buildings that deliver a high quality of life for everyone.
The project gathered eight partners from academia, research and private consultancy; 17 European Member States were covered by ZEBRA2020 (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom). It monitored the market uptake of nZEBs across Europe (creating an observatory) and thereby generated data and evidence for policy evaluation and optimisation (providing a strategy to boost the market uptake of nZEBs).
Data4Action aims to foster collaboration models in energy data exchange between public authorities and energy data providers, to inform the design of regional and municipal sustainable energy action plans.
Renovating a building can be complex and time consuming. For building owners, the lack of knowledge about what to do and in which order to implement renovation measures is one of the main obstacles to improving the energy performance of their building. The iBROAD project works on lifting these barriers by developing a so-called Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single family houses. This tool looks at the building as a whole and provides a customised renovation plan with a long-term horizon (15-20 years). The Renovation Roadmap will be combined with a repository of building-related information (building logbook/passport) on aspects like the energy consumption and production, executed maintenance and building plans. This approach circumvents the risk of ‘lock-in’ future renovation solutions due to a lack of foresight.