In central Europe large parts of the existing building stock were built before 1970 and as a result, performance is not in line with required energy efficiency standards. Renovation of buildings emerges as an urgent issue but while incentives are provided to private investors, public building renovation is more difficult as local authorities face significant limitations of budget. Another barrier is the lack of knowledge of performance/cost characteristics for efficient renovation of buildings.
The FEEDSCHOOLS project aims to provide local authorities with new solutions, both technical and financial, which will help them to implement ‘nearly Zero Energy Building’ (nZEB) renovation activities in schools. The innovative approach consists in developing a transnational and holistic support toolkit and a web database of innovative best practices for nZEB renovation. FEEDSCHOOLS will also provide open lessons focused on behavioural change in schools. At least 48 energy audits will be implemented and preliminary plans for nZEB renovation of existing schools will become a reference models for the region.
01 september 2017
31 august 2018
Work Package 1 main objective is to set up an innovative web based toolkit that will simplify the energy audit process allowing significant economic and time savings while choosing the more advantageous renovation option taking in account also carbon footprint of renovation activities.
Work Package 2 is aimed at increasing inflow of private (non-public) funds, sharing knowledge on successful financing mechanisms that will allow public bodies to afford costs of NZEB renovation of public buildings.
Work Package 3 tests and evaluates the innovative approach and the complete toolkit (2 Apps and database) which will be the basis for designing energy renovation plans in schools. 3 pilots will be developed, one for each school infrastructure characterized by different energy profiles according to intended use: classrooms, sports halls and canteens.
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