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Webinar: Using ENERFUND to identify Energy non-Efficient buildings

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This webinar took place October 22nd 2019.

The webinar recording is availabre in our YouTube channel and the presentation through this link.

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) rating, year of construction of the building, cost of retrofitting in the said area, and others. During this workshop, the step by step process of how a user can filter and select buildings within the ENERFUND database will be shown.

 

Currently, there are approximately eight million buildings mapped across thirteen Member States and more than seventy million unique data entries (such us wall energy efficiency, construction year, etc.) are available within the context of this tool. The tool (https://app.enerfund.eu/) is maintained by the Cyprus University of Technology and we welcome any further datasets to be incorporated within our database.

 

This webinar, in collboration with BUILD UP, focused on how to use ENERFUND to identify Energy non-Efficient buildings.

Alexandros Charalambides, Associate Professor in Cyprus University of Technology presented the tool and how using ENERFUND can help you identify Energy non-Efficient buildings.

Afterwards, Savvas Vlachos, Director in Cyprus Energy Agency and Maria Achilleos, Architectural Engineer in Cyprus Energy Agency, adressed energy efficiency of traditional buildings and cultural heritage preservation by presetning two other projects: VIOLET and SUSHI.

 

SUSHI:

EIT-Climate KIC [2018-2020]

The Sustainable Historic Districts project takes a holistic approach to addressing common challenges in the historic districts of six cities from five EU Mediterranean countries [Lisboa (PT), Valletta (MT), Savona (IT), Ptuj (SI), Nicosia (CY), and Sassari (IT)]. The project partners are working within a shared framework to transform their historic districts towards more sustainable, climate resilient and inclusive ones, through innovative integrated solutions and social change.

The project puts sustainable development at the heart of the districts, by taking integrated approaches instead of responding to isolated challenges in a fragmented way. The Sustainable Historic Districts project aims to demonstrate how a collaborative approach to taking integrated action will deliver innovation towards sustainability and climate change mitigation and resilience. This process will be tackled and developed through a participatory process with the districts’ stakeholders and local population to assure its effectiveness in the long term.

more info: https://sustainablehistoriccitydistricts.wordpress.com/ 

 

VIOLET:

Interreg Europe [2017-2021]

VIOLET faces the challenge to create a building culture that is sympathetic to modern requirements of reinstatement and conservation for improved energy usage and reduced carbon emissions, without endangering architectural heritage. VIOLET addresses this challenge, with an overall aim to improve regional public policy to enhance energy efficiency in traditional buildings, by addressing both low carbon and cultural preservation actions.    

To achieve this goal VIOLET brings together five regions [from Romania, Spain, Cyprus, France, Netherlands] at different stages of development, to fosters a multi-sector, integrated planning approach bringing together organisations in charge of energy efficiency and those in charge of cultural heritage at regional and EU level. Each region contributes to the main output of the project: an action plan describing the policy actions required to improve energy efficiency in traditional buildings. The action plan describes concrete  measures and includes commitments from relevant public authorities to secure financial resources and policy support. 

more info: https://www.interregeurope.eu/violet/

 

To finalise there was a fruitful Q&A session.


If you want to know more about ENERFUND do not miss the opportunity and watch this webinar!