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Built-Environment-Analysis-Model BEAM²

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<p>HOW DOES BEAM2 WORK?<br />As a central feature of Ecofys&#39; services concerning policies and strategies in the built environment, BEAM2 is a calculation model that can be applied worldwide. There are no limits to the size of the building stock analysed and it can vary from a large scale at country, regional or country group level (e.g. EU27, North America) to a much smaller scale like examining states, provinces or even cities and city quarters or large university campuses, always taking into account the local circumstances. BEAM2 offers a wide scope and great flexibility regarding future scenarios. A wide range of data on the building stock are input to the model, distinguished by country, climate region, building type and size, age group, insulation level, energy supply system, energy carrier, energy costs and GHG emission factors.<br /><br />The scope of the model is in line with the European Energy Performance of Buildings<br />Directive (EPBD) and comprises all relevant energy flows within the stock. The model shows the impacts of defined policy scenarios with regard to e.g. energy demand or GHG emissions for the examined building sector or stock. The scenario calculations are &ldquo;what-if&rdquo; analyses that reflect the most likely developments if certain preconditions are set.<br /><br />BEAM2 is a powerful tool to gauge the implications and consequences that policies and measures set in motion today will have in the future. It can support you in the development of the right strategy for your organisation, focusing on the most effective and cost-efficient actions.<br /><br />Scenario calculations provide answers to question like:<br />&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Which possibilities exist in the building sector, when thinking target oriented (reduction of GHG emissions by 80-95% by 2050)? How can targets be met?<br />&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;What are differences between a &ldquo;Target Scenario&rdquo; and a &ldquo;Business-as-usual&rdquo; scenario?<br />&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Which minimum performance requirements are there for new buildings and retrofits?<br />&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Can nearly-Zero-Energy-Buildings help to meet the targets? What is their impact?<br />&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;What is the trade-off between &ldquo;Deep renovation&rdquo; and &ldquo;Fast renovation&rdquo;?<br />&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;What is a reasonable future renewable energy mix for heating and cooling in buildings?<br />&gt;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;How will changes in policy effect the market for my technology?</p>

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