Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps projected supported by H2020 funding

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A new project funded by Horizon 2020 will demonstrate and develop the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps

An individual Building Renovation Roadmaps project is to be supported by the EU’s research programme, Horizon 2020.

The iBROAD project will explore, design, develop and demonstrate the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps to become a real driver for renovation.

The project launched on 3-4 July 2017 in Greece and will see 12 partners from nine countries lead it. It will focus on becoming a tool to outline customised renovation plans with details on step-by-step renovation of individual buildings (iBROAD-Plan), combined with a repository of building-related information (logbook, iBROAD-Log).

Supporting building owners, the consumer-tailored project will remove barriers to renovations and will provide knowledge to energy auditors as well as end-users to help with future building projects.

Real life studies and analysis relating to deep renovation for individual buildings and as part of long term national strategies will be provided to public authorities. This will increase the renovation rate and depth across the UK.

EU focus

The project will focus on residential buildings, analysing and building upon relevant examples from EU nations such as Germany, France and Belgium. This data will be used to develop an integrated concept as well as produce modular tools for other nations.

The iBROAD innovative concept and tools will be tested in Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal and Germany, supported by auditor training.

The project will be led by Sympraxis Team and the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), with a consortium of partners including: German-based ifeu – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Austrian university TU Wien – Technical University of Vienna; Greek organisation INZEB – Institute of Zero Energy Buildings; Belgium-based BPAC – Blue Planet Academy & Consulting; and Bulgarian organisation Eneffect Center for Energy Efficiency.

Other partners will include Portuguese organisation ADENE Energy Agency; VEA – Flemish Energy Agency; KAPE – Polish National Energy Conservation Agency; Swedish-based PHC – Passive House Center; and Romanian organisation INCD URBAN-INCERC – National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development.

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