Connected: Renovation in practice

Connected: Renovation in practice

BPIE’s report analyses a variety of approaches and solutions available to tackle the renovation challenge in terms of scale, financing, addressing non-technical barriers, level of ambition or achievement of social objectives. In order to present more tangible results, the five best cases which can inspire and motivate policy-makers across Europe, and even globally, were selected.

These exemplary cases cover different approaches such as: zero-energy for zero-upfront-costs (The Netherlands); a revolving loan fund (Estonia); a large-scale national programme (Germany); a scheme tackling fuel poverty (France) and dedicated energy services for the public sector (United Kingdom). This review is coupled with the identification of critical success factors that should be considered when developing such initiatives. These range from maximising buy-in through stakeholder engagement, access to expert support, tailored financing, quality control to flexibility, political commitment and more.

As experience has shown, reliance on purely voluntary measures does not result in the required level of building renovation, despite attractive financial support available to consumers. This should signal a change in strategy by taking advantage of windows of opportunity, as BPIE recommends in the study. For instance, changes in ownership, building use or works done on a building should be a trigger for energy performance improvements. The 3% annual renovation requirement for central government buildings (EED, Article 5) should be extended to all public buildings. Moreover, social housing should be in the top quartile of energy performance ratings in order to provide comfortable and affordable housing, particularly for households at risk of fuel poverty.

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Source: BPIE, 2017.


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2018

EmBuild launches its Navigator: a practical guidance for the formulation and implementation of an effective renovation strategy for buildings

EmBuild launches its Navigator: a practical guidance for the formulation and implementation of an effective renovation strategy for buildings

Energy efficient buildings- Plan. Invest. Renovate! (EmBuild Final conference)

Energy efficient buildings- Plan. Invest. Renovate! (EmBuild Final conference)

EmBuild: Beyond energy savings – Accounting multiple benefits of local building renovation (webinar)

EmBuild: Beyond energy savings – Accounting multiple benefits of local building renovation (webinar)

EmBuild presented at World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) in Wels

EmBuild presented at World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) in Wels

EmBuild Fifth Steering Committee Meeting in Skopje

EmBuild Fifth Steering Committee Meeting in Skopje

EmBuild present at the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) in Wels on March 1st

EmBuild present at the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED) in Wels on March 1st

Connected: Have you heard about the PROSPECT?

Connected: Have you heard about the PROSPECT?

2017

Connected: Financing energy efficiency in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria

Connected: Financing energy efficiency in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria

Connected: A snapshot of national renovation strategies- examples from selected EU Member States

Connected: A snapshot of national renovation strategies- examples from selected EU Member States

Connected: Attracting investment in building renovation

Connected: Attracting investment in building renovation

Connected: 97% of buildings in the EU need to be upgraded

Connected: 97% of buildings in the EU need to be upgraded

Connected: Financing the future of buildings in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe

Connected: Financing the future of buildings in Central, Eastern and South-East Europe

EmBuild: "Meeting season" has started in the Prahova County, Romania

EmBuild: "Meeting season" has started in the Prahova County, Romania

Announcement: Sustainable Energy Finance and Investment Summit- CROENERGY 2017!

Announcement: Sustainable Energy Finance and Investment Summit- CROENERGY 2017!

EmBuild: Renovation strategy guide

EmBuild: Renovation strategy guide

Announcement: EWRC 2017

Announcement: EWRC 2017

EmBuild: Catalogue of low and no-cost measures

EmBuild: Catalogue of low and no-cost measures

EmBuild: Are there any wider benefits of deep renovation measures?

EmBuild: Are there any wider benefits of deep renovation measures?

EmBuild: Barriers that hinder deep renovation in the building sector

EmBuild: Barriers that hinder deep renovation in the building sector

EmBuild: How to motivate stakeholders

EmBuild: How to motivate stakeholders

Connected: Trigger points as a “must” in national renovation strategies

Connected: Trigger points as a “must” in national renovation strategies

2016

Connected: Buildings in the Clean Energy Package – a BPIE guide

Connected: Buildings in the Clean Energy Package – a BPIE guide

Announcement: EUSEW 2016- The EU Sustainable Energy Week

Announcement: EUSEW 2016- The EU Sustainable Energy Week

Connected: National building renovation strategies to curb energy consumption well on track

Connected: National building renovation strategies to curb energy consumption well on track

EmBuild: The project has started!

EmBuild: The project has started!