Work package T1: Developing carbon footprint and energy efficiency toolkit

WP main objective is to set up an innovative web based toolkit consisting of: 

  • A database on novel energy efficiency technologies and good practices (innovative techniques, materials, components and systems) for retrofitting existing buildings and in particular schools and convert them to Nearly Energy Zero Buildings (nZEB); 
  • An energy and resource efficiency (ERE) application (App) for calculating energy profile and carbon footprint based on simplified Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), kWh savings;
  • Financial App.

The toolkit 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. The toolkit will be targeted to Municipalities, energy managers, schools technical staff and decision makers. It will be based on a preliminary analysis and data collection on energy (climatic data, typical construction characteristics and energy performances, best retrofitting practices) and environmental characteristics (materials, CO2 emission factors) of the regional school buildings. Partner (and associated) cities will focus on a needs analysis of the main beneficiaries such as school staff, associated Municipalities and other local authorities (LA) .

GEA will coordinate the development of a database of best practices in involved areas and a related internal workshop. The technical content of the App, which will mainly be developed by ENEA and GEA, will be divided in three sections according to 3 different school infrastructures: classrooms, sports halls, canteens. Technical and institutional partners (including the associated ones) will select common energy and emission indicators to be used in all regions, considering indicators used in local SEAPs, in order to identify the best regional experiences.

A purchase LCA databases on energy models and construction materials is foreseen.