TREK to accelerate the building renovation process for zero emissionsTREK’s dedication towards a greener construction sector is reaffirmed, as it joins 11 partners from 8 different countries with one shared vision: to accelerate building renovations. The Project (Equipping buildings with automated, massive and customized Building Renovation Passports as an effective tool to drive deep renovation), abrv OneClickRENO, plans to utilize Building Renovation Passports (BRPs) with the aim to make the benefits of comprehensive renovations tangible, providing a phased roadmap for specific buildings to facilitate cost-effective and well-planned interventions for property owners and investors.
The construction sector, responsible for over a third of the EU's energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, plays a pivotal role in achieving the EU's 2050 climate neutrality goal. The upcoming revision of the Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) is part of a comprehensive package aiming to address this, but despite broad consensus on the importance of building renovations, the current rate stands at 0.2%.
Throughout its 3-year duration, OneClickRENO will provide different stakeholders in the renovation value chain with automatically generated and customizable BRPs as an effective and essential tool to drive deep renovation in the EU. This will be provided:
- By means of a GIS (Geographic Information System) based web environment
- By enabling different existing EPC/ energy calculators/ energy renovation design tools access to the BRPs generation according to a building location and a user profile
Homeowners will be provided with automated, relatable and easy to understand BRPs through simple (one-click) web tools. Its coverage and reliability are based on the official schemas, data sources and user contributed data, from which the theoretical renovation itineraries are offered. The ones selected by users will help, in time, policy makers design and follow-up policies; and energy renovation professionals in charge of EPBD application, who will receive an already compliant BRP to adapt it and assure that fulfils building and/or user potential specificities, delivering to their customers a real renovation plan through the same web tool.
The project is co-financed by the LIFE Clean Energy Transition (LIFE CET) Programme under the topic 2022-CET-DEEPRENO: Towards a zero-emission building stock: strengthening the enabling framework for deep renovation.