Reducing Energy Demand in Existing Buildings: Learning from Best Practice Renovation Policies

Technical Report / Report / 28-07-2014 / Global / English
Authors: GBPN

The GBPN has created an on-line Policy Tool for Renovation which allows the user to understand the need for and the benefits of a package of complementary policies to embark on a highly ambitious renovation strategy.

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Policies that govern the energy efficient renovation of the existing building stock. [Source: GBPN]

Deep Renovation or Deep Energy Renovation is a term for a building renovation that captures the full economic energy efficiency potential of improvements. This typically includes a focus on the building shell of existing buildings in order to achieve very high-energy performance. The renovated building consumes 75% less primary energy compared to the status of the existing building before the renovation. The energy consumption after renovation for heating, cooling, ventilation, hot water and lighting, is less than 60 kWh/m2/yr. (Definition often used in Europe) [Source: GBPN, 2012]

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