Report on the successful business models for Nearly Zero-Energy Building Renovation

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IEE NeZeR project promotes implementation and smart integration of Nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation (NZEBR) measures and deployment of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in the European renovation market. Successful business models are necessary for facilitating and accelerating NZEBR and the deployment of RES.


This report has collected and analysed relevant business models for NZEBR from several business models developed and assessed in other EU-funded research projects. This information will support companies planning to develop NZEBR concepts.


The report also involves a short analysis of relevant business models for NZEBR in the participating NeZeR countries, i.e. Finland, Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Sweden. The country specific analyses show how conditions and challenges vary between different countries. General conclusions are that deep renovation of private owned (multifamily) buildings require other business model concepts than public buildings. For NZEBR of private buildings many countries identified the One Stop Shop model and the TEA case as relevant business models. For public buildings the relevant business models varied more between the different countries. For example, the ESCO model has been widely used in Sweden and Spain, whereas it is not very common yet in Finland, the Netherlands and Romania.