Building renovation passports: one step closer towards better homes and deep renovation
Publication date: 24 October 2016
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) provides an insightful research on building renovation passports, an evolution of Energy Performance Certificates. Building renovation passports are a perfect tool to reach the EU climate goals, leading to better buildings performance and more comfortable homes.
In this new paper, BPIE suggests to evolve EPCs into Building Renovation Passports, based on three examples from the Belgian region of Flanders (“Woningpas”), France (“Passeport Efficacité Énergétique”) and Germany (“Individueller Sanierungsfahrplan”), that received support from public authorities. Building renovation passports are centred around the combination of technical on-site energy audits and quality criteria established in dialogue with building owners. The result is a user-friendly, long-term roadmap that owners can use to plan deep renovations, gather all relevant building information in a sole place and get an up-to-date screenshot of the building across its lifetime, with information about comfort levels (air quality, better daylight entry, etc.) and potential access to finance.
You can find the report and its summary version here.Subscribe to Trust EPC South bimonthly newsletter