Renovation Roadmaps: Transforming Europe’s Building Landscape to Leave No One Behind

online - May 22, 2024

The prevalence of energy poverty within the European Union remains a pressing concern. Many households within the EU still lack essential energy services needed to guarantee energy-efficient homes and a decent standard of living for citizens. In response to this challenge, the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has recognised the pivotal role of renovation roadmaps in mitigating energy poverty, particularly in the most underperforming buildings.

The EPBD underlines the necessity for strategic planning and tools to facilitate building renovations, emphasising the importance of tackling barriers such as low financing and the lack of training, and skilled workers. Member states are called upon to establish national building renovation plans and passport schemes, outlining strategies and guiding owners in renovations towards zero emission buildings, to also accelerate the persistently low renovation rates in Europe.

This upcoming event seeks to shine a spotlight on renovation roadmaps, emphasising the need for these communication instruments to be thoughtfully designed to accelerate renovations on a large scale. It emphasises the importance of combining technical and social expertise to ensure an inclusive approach, that focuses mostly on the most vulnerable citizens, aiming to leave no one behind.  By coming together for this occasion, the four projects – RENOVERTY, iBroad2EPC, RENOCALLY, and GREEN Home – will unveil their recent results related to the development of effective renovation roadmaps in each case under study.

About the involved projects

RENOVERTY – Empowering Energy Poor Households in Energy-Efficient Upgrades

The EC-funded LIFE Programme RENOVERTY aims to foster energy efficiency building upgrades in rural areas of Central Eastern, Southern Eastern, and Southern European countries, by setting the methodological and practical framework to develop Rural Energy Efficiency Roadmaps (REERs). This event gives the opportunity to present the first template of renovation roadmaps targeting households affected by energy poverty. 

iBroad2EPCElevating Energy Performance Certificates

iBroad2EPC envisions elevating Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) by seamlessly connecting them to Building Renovation Passports. This integration aims to catalyze a substantial wave of deep energy renovations across various buildings, contributing significantly to achieving decarbonization targets. 

RENOCALLYMunicipal Support for Building Renovation

Building on the methodology of IBroad2EPC, RENOCALLY takes a practical approach by supporting municipalities in implementing building renovation passports. Operating in pilot regions such as Bulgaria, Romania, and Slovakia, RENOCALLY aims to develop a master class offering technical assistance. This initiative is geared toward enhancing municipalities’ access to financing for renovations, thereby bolstering overall knowledge and skills related to the building stock.

GREEN HomeDesigning Renovation Roadmaps for Multi-Family Buildings

GREEN Home has crafted three prototypes of renovation roadmaps specifically tailored for multi-family buildings. Targeting homeowner associations, these roadmaps aim to unlock long-term planning strategies for owners and property managers.

Draft Agenda

10:00 Welcome and introduction  – ​Dr. Kristina Eisfeld, Climate Alliance 

​10:10 THE NEW BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE: Implications for renovation roadmaps – ​EU Commission Representative (tbc)

​10:20 Presentation from RENOVERTY project – Lidija Živčič, FOCUS

​10:35 Presentation from iBRoad2EPC project – Rutger Broer, BPIE

10:50 Presentation from RENOCALLY project – Emily Bankert, BPIE

11:05 Presentation from GREEN home project – Nicholas Stancioff, Funding For Future

​11:20 Discussion and conclusions 

​12:00 END 

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