Our Renovation Strategy Framework

Across Europe, eight cities are working with their local Green Building Council, national government and industry as part of BUILD UPON2 to develop and pilot a ‘multi-level energy renovation impact framework’.

This framework is a tool that allows cities to monitor and quantify the real impact of energy renovation. It breaks down the holistic benefits of renovation initiatives into three key areas, or 'core indicators', as follows:

Environmental

 

Renovating our existing building stock is key to meeting the EU’s 2050 net zero target. Cities are using the framework to measure emissions reductions and energy efficiency improvements brought about by energy renovation, while also taking into account the annual renovation rate and increased use of renewable energy.

Social

 

Citizens in lower income brackets often live in poorly maintained buildings that cost more to keep warm. This has led the European Commission to prioritise addressing energy poverty in its recent Renovation Wave action plan. The framework allows cities to measure the extent to which renovation work can reduce energy poverty, as well as improve indoor air quality and thermal comfort in buildings.

Economic

 

The creation of jobs and local investment in renovation is another benefit of renovation that cities can measure using the BUILD UPON2 framework. This area also extends to education, in the number of building professionals and construction workers upskilling in energy renovation.

How the framework works

By capturing data at a local level, the framework will link renovation initiatives to policy and decision-making processes at a local and national level, driving greater investment in city regeneration programmes.

The framework is composed of ‘core’ and non-core indicators. Core indicators must be used by all municipalities and/or central governments using the framework and non-core indicators are optional and can be used where appropriate and where data are available. All these indicators are linked to economic, social and environmental priorities at national and EU level.

In the future, the framework can be used as a blueprint for the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), and by cities signed up to the Covenant of Mayors in their efforts to tackle the decarbonisation of their building stock. It can also be useful for governments worldwide looking for guidance in their national building strategies.

The final version of the framework will be launched in Q2 2021.

Cities that would like to get involved should contact their national GBCs.

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About BUILD UPON2 The world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation Read More
Guidance on Renovation Strategies Resources and recommendations for cities preparing and implementing Long Term Renovation Strategies Read More

Across Europe, eight cities are working with their local Green Building Council, national government and industry as part of BUILD UPON2 to develop and pilot a ‘multi-level energy renovation impact framework’.

This framework is a tool that allows cities to monitor and quantify the real impact of energy renovation. It breaks down the holistic benefits of renovation initiatives into three key areas, or 'core indicators', as follows:

Environmental

 

Renovating our existing building stock is key to meeting the EU’s 2050 net zero target. Cities are using the framework to measure emissions reductions and energy efficiency improvements brought about by energy renovation, while also taking into account the annual renovation rate and increased use of renewable energy.

Social

 

Citizens in lower income brackets often live in poorly maintained buildings that cost more to keep warm. This has led the European Commission to prioritise addressing energy poverty in its recent Renovation Wave action plan. The framework allows cities to measure the extent to which renovation work can reduce energy poverty, as well as improve indoor air quality and thermal comfort in buildings.

Economic

 

The creation of jobs and local investment in renovation is another benefit of renovation that cities can measure using the BUILD UPON2 framework. This area also extends to education, in the number of building professionals and construction workers upskilling in energy renovation.

How the framework works

By capturing data at a local level, the framework will link renovation initiatives to policy and decision-making processes at a local and national level, driving greater investment in city regeneration programmes.

The framework is composed of ‘core’ and non-core indicators. Core indicators must be used by all municipalities and/or central governments using the framework and non-core indicators are optional and can be used where appropriate and where data are available. All these indicators are linked to economic, social and environmental priorities at national and EU level.

In the future, the framework can be used as a blueprint for the implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), and by cities signed up to the Covenant of Mayors in their efforts to tackle the decarbonisation of their building stock. It can also be useful for governments worldwide looking for guidance in their national building strategies.

The final version of the framework will be launched in Q2 2021.

Cities that would like to get involved should contact their national GBCs.

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The Project About BUILD UPON2 Read More
Our Vision Over 300 organisations support our vision of a Europe that leads the world on the renovation challenge Read More
The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment Read More
Who we work with Read More
Guidance on Renovation Strategies Resources and recommendations for cities preparing and implementing Long Term Renovation Strategies Read More
Solutions to Renovation Barriers See examples of renovation initiatives from across Europe Read More
How your city can get involved with BUILD UPON2 Read More