The Horizon 2020 funded RentalCal project (European Rental Housing Framework for the Profitability Calculation of Energetic Retrofitting Investments) aims to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments. With the development and dissemination of this tool, the project follows three distinct scopes:
- First, use the profitability benchmarking results to provide specific information to real estate owners in national housing markets about profitable investment and cost optimal energy efficiency that are achievable within refurbishment investments. Focus is to improve target group specific knowledge and facilitate investment decisions.
- Second, to provide a “tool to talk” to strengthen the dialogue between the housing industry, consultants and financial market actors concerning planning, running, financing and regulating energy efficiency improving refurbishments in the private rental sector.
- Third, use a standardised methodology in order to allow for a transparent comparison of investment conditions in different EU countries. This should lead to an increased competition between the countries, pave the way towards a harmonisation process of the markets, and remove investment barriers in national housing markets. In the long run, this will lead to a stronger integration of European capital markets for investments in sustainable energy in the building sector.
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Project duration: 2015-03-01 to 2018-02-28