Sustainability in the building sector relies on the integration of long-term environmental challenges, architectural features, economic renovation strategies, and the wishes of the owners and users of buildings. The personalised renovation roadmap allows the projection of the “ultimate goal” angle onto specific buildings. Thus, it reduces anxiety over losing financial control during renovation, motivates with a clear structuring of renovation efforts into practical steps, and protects the owners’ renovation efforts from meeting dead ends.
The origin of the renovation roadmap is the fact that buildings are almost always renovated in stages. Building owners are often wary of a complete renovation. Incremental renovations may also lead to the desired goals, but careful planning and coordination of the individual measures is essential. Thus, renovation costs can be reduced, and the development of a strategy customised to suit both building and owner avoids lock-in effects.