A tool to accelerate the funding in heavy renovation of buildings

Context

Two of the European Union’s Energy Performance Guidelines for Buildings (2010/31/EU and 2002/91/EC) concern the promotion of almost zero energy buildings and the issuance of energy performance certificates. In addition, the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27 / EU) sets out a set of binding measures to help the EU achieve its 20% energy efficiency target by 2020.

In practice, the way to implement these directives is left to the discretion of each Member State, sometimes with problems of harmonization but also of access to information. For economic actors, this creates difficulties in targeting renovation opportunities at national and European level, and despite their unanimously shared interest, energy performance certificates generally play a relatively weak role in the investment decisions that are made.

The project

ENERFUND is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. Its aim is to develop a decision-making tool that will, among other things, provide economic players with a rating of potential investments in renovation. For this purpose, this tool will be based in particular on data on energy performance certificates and on previous investments in the regions concerned. Launched officially in February 2016, the ENERFUND project brings together 15 players with varied and multidisciplinary skills from 11 European countries.

The ENERFUND project aims to increase investments in heavy renovation of buildings by acting on three components:

  • Awareness and trust of the actors concerned (clients, project managers, funders)
  • The promotion of mechanisms and modalities of access to finance
  • The promotion of reliable renovation opportunities

Expected results

The expected results are an acceleration of investments in heavy renovation of buildings, as summarized by the project coordinator, Alexandros Charalambides of the Technological University of Cyprus: “Through the provision of a rating of renovation opportunities – Private companies and public buildings – financial institutions will be able to offer targeted borrowing, renovation companies will be able to identify strong opportunities, municipalities will be able to promote targeted incentive policies and public confidence in energy renewal will increase“.

In quantitative terms, the energy savings generated by the use of the tool could reach 45GWh (35GWh related to the renovation of 200 buildings and 10GWh related to the promotion of renewable energies) as well as 3GWh obtained through training activities And dissemination.

Useful documentation

Workshop: Tools and levers for the energy performance of tertiary buildings

Donwload the Save The Date (in French)

This moment of exchange and sharing of experiences is co-organized by SERCE (Syndicate of Electrical and Climate Engineering Companies), GEO PLC, and by the association ENERGIES 2050 under cover of the Trust EPC South and ENERFUND projects, supported the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission. The Trust EPC South project aims to increase energy efficiency investments in the private service sector in six Southern European countries. ENERFUND aims to encourage investments in the major renovation of buildings, notably by mapping the energy performance of the European building stock.

The objective of this workshop will be to explore the levers available to companies to increase their energy performance levels, with a particular focus on financing mechanisms, Energy Savings Certificates, Energy Performance Contracts and Energy Efficiency Contracts. GrepCON and ENERFUND tools. It will also aim to discuss a roadmap on the energy efficiency of the tertiary sector to be presented to the European Commission in May 2018.

Monday May 14th, 2pm – 5pm

Hotel Etats-Unis Opera, 16, rue d’Antin – 75002 Paris

The ENERFUND Team

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Cyprus University of Technology  (CUT) Sustainable Energy Laboratory

www.cut.ac.cy

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Danish Building Research Institute (SBI) Aalborg University Copenhagen Department of energy and Building

sbi.aau.dk

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Severn Wye Energy Agency ltd

www.severnwye.org.uk

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Centre for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving (CRES)

www.cres.gr

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Valencia Institute of building (VE)

www.five.es

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ENERGIES 2050

www.energies2050.org

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National Institute for Research and Development Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development
URBAN-INCERC
www.incd.ro

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SERA energy & resources e.U. Consulting Engineers Environmental Engineering

www.sustain.at

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Ministeryl Dezvoltarii Regionale si Administratie Publice (Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration Romania)

www.mdrap.ro

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CYPRUS ENERGY AGENCY

www.cea.org.cy

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Energy Action Limited

www.energyaction.ie

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Sustainable Energy Development Agency (SEDA)

www.seea.government.bg

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Energy Center of Brastislava, Slovak republik

www.ecb2.sk/?lang=en

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ENERMAP

www.enermap.eu

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Jozef Stefan Institute Energy Efficiency Center

www.rcp.ijs.si

Advisory Board

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Ron Bloemers

Business Coach within the Climate-KIC Accelerator program / founder and senior partner Start-U-Up.

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Frank Hovorka

Sustainability and real estate policy manager for Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

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Oliver Rapf

Executive Director of the BPIE, the European Institute for the Energy Performance of Buildings, a Brussels-based think-tank with a specialization in energy and the building environment.

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Panama Bartholomy

Director of the European Project for Investor Confidence

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Jaap Hogeling

Responsible for projects and standards, at the international level, of the Research Institute for Building Services in Holland. Director General of the Quality Assurance Institute for Construction Services of Holland.

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Marina Economidou

Works at the European Commission’s Joint Research Center on the Energy Efficiency Directive

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement No 695873

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