iBRoad - Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps
June 2017 - May 2020
Funded byEU Horizon 2020 Programm
Sympraxis Team (Coordinator, GR), BPIE (BE), TU Wien (AU), INZEB (GR), BPAC (BE), EnEffect (BUL), ADENE (POR), VEA (BE), KAPE (POL), Passivhuscentrum (SW), URBAN INCERC (ROM).
iBROAD intends to explore, design, develop and demonstrate the concept of individual building renovation roadmaps (iBROAD), as a tool outlining deep step-by-step renovation plans with customised recommendations for individual buildings (iBROAD-Plan), combined with a repository of building-related information (logbook, iBROAD- Log).
The iBROAD approach is an evolution of EPC and energy audit systems, aiming to become a real driver for renovation. The project will analyse and build upon relevant examples in Germany, France and 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.Field testing will follow auditor training, and will provide auditor and user experience feedback as input to the feasibility and replicability analyses of the model to other building typologies and EU MS. Stakeholder engagement will be sought from the start at national (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal and Sweden) and EU levels, for maximum impact. Throughout the project, communication activities will ensure the concept’s broad dissemination and awareness.
BROAD targets residential buildings, with a focus on single-family and small multifamily houses. iBROAD’s implementation, beyond the project duration, will strongly support building owners in step-by-step deep renovation, while avoiding lock-in effects. iBROAD-Plan and iBROAD-Log are expected to empower energy auditors and end-users with knowledge and experience of deep renovation in individual buildings, and to provide public authorities with real-life studies and analysis supporting deep renovation, both for individual buildings and as a longterm national strategy, increasing the renovation rate and depth across the EU.
iBRoad was nominated for the EUSEW Award 2020. This European prize is awarded annually by Sustainable Energy Week to the best sustainability projects. iBRoad is one of three nominees for the EUSEW Award in the category Innovation. The winners will now be chosen publicly from the group of nominees. You too can cast your vote on the https://eusew.eu/awards-public-vote website. We would be very happy about your support for iBRoad. Please feel free to forward the link to others. The winners of the EUSEW Award will be announced on 23 June 2020.