IEA-EBC Annex 75: Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 75: Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables” in 2016. The project will run until 2021.
The project objectives are to:
- give an overview on various existing and emerging technology options and on how challenges occurring in an urban context can be overcome;
- develop a methodology to identify cost-effective strategies for renovating urban districts, supporting decision makers in the evaluation of the efficiency, impacts, cost-effectiveness and acceptance of various solutions;
- illustrate such strategies in selected case studies and gather best-practice examples; and
- give recommendations to policy makers and energy related companies on how they can influence the uptake of cost-effective combinations of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy measures in building renovation at district level.
The planned deliverables from this project are:
- a report on technology overview, identifying energy efficiency measures and renewable energy measures at district level in an urban context;
- a methodology report on cost-effective building renovation at district level;
- supporting tools for decision makers: identification and adaptation of tools to support the application of the methodology in generic and case-specific assessments;
- a report on case studies, showing cost-effective combinations of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy measures in building renovation at district level;
- a report on good practice examples, showing strategies on transforming existing urban districts into low-energy and low-emission districts;
- guidebooks containing guidelines for policy makers and energy-related companies on how to encourage the market uptake of cost-effective strategies combining energy efficiency measures and renewable energy measures and guidelines for building owners and investors about cost-effective renovation strategies, including district-based solutions; and
- recommendations for subsidy programmes and for encouraging market uptake through competitions.
For more information, please visit the project’s website at the link provided below.