Renovating a building can be complex and time consuming. For building owners, the lack of knowledge about what to do, and in which order to implement renovation measures, is one of the main obstacles to improving the energy performance of their building.
The iBRoad project works on lifting these barriers by developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. This tool looks at the building as a whole, and provides a customised renovation plan (iBRoad-Plan) over a long-term horizon (15-20 years). The renovation roadmap is, at its core, a home-improvement plan which considers the occupant’s needs and specific situation (e.g., age, financial situation, composition and expected evolution of the household, etc.) and avoids the risk of ‘lock-in’ future renovation solutions due to a lack of foresight.
The iBRoad-Plan is combined with a repository of information, i.e. a building logbook or passport (iBRoad-Log) on aspects like the energy consumption and production, executed maintenance and building plans.
With a target focus on residential buildings, the iBRoad project analyses and builds upon relevant examples from Germany, France and Belgium (Flanders), to identify the elements, develop an integrated concept, and produce modular tools, suitable for differing national conditions.
The iBRoad innovative concept and tools will be tested in Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal and Germany, supported by auditor training, and providing feedback as input to the feasibility and replicability analysis of the model to other building typologies and EU Member States. Stakeholder engagement is sought from the start at the national level in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Sweden, as well as at EU level, for maximum impact.