On 2 December 2015, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) published a report entitled “Renovation in practice – Best practice examples of voluntary and mandatory initiatives across Europe”. This document 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 this regard, it includes 5 case studies which the authors believe could inspire and motivate policy-makers across Europe, and even globally. These include tackling fuel poverty, and streamlining public building renovation through Energy Performance Contracting.
In terms of key findings, the authors highlight the fact that stakeholder engagement across the full range of participants and interested parties maximises buy-in, and that reliable and readily accessible expert support and guidance helps building owners make the right renovation choice. Furthermore, it notes that financing needs to be tailored to the different building owners’ requirements, focusing on the quality of products as well as suitably trained installers & advisers to enhance property value through building renovation, and incentivising a holistic approach where deeper renovation is the preferred, or only, option.
BPIE also lays out a series of policy requests in the report as follows:
More information: Report
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