The GBPN promotes a “deep” renovation of the existing building stock to help the building sector achieve significant global energy savings and plays its role in mitigating climate change. However, what does “deep” renovation mean? Do experts around the world use the same definition? This recent report “What is a Deep Renovation” seeks to harmonise and clarify a definition for deep renovation to help building a global knowledge dialogue and facilitate best practice sharing than can support better policy-making.
At GBPN I’m participating in a collaborative project about existing buildings. The aim of the project is to investigate how we can scale up the best deep renovation projects across the world and show that buildings owners are doing and should be doing MORE AND DEEPER RENOVATIONS.
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), the GBPN Europe Hub, has produced a Guide to Developing Strategies for Building Energy Renovation, which will help the EU Member States develop the first version of their renovation strategies to be published by April 30th 2014.
What is a “deep” renovation? The GBPN convened collaborators on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world in order to formulate coherent definitions. Together we reached a general understanding on the most commonly used expressions: deep renovation and deep retrofit.