The EU Renovation Wave aims to double the EU’s annual energy renovation rate by 2030 to reduce emissions, boost economic recovery and reduce energy poverty. The iBRoad project has provided and tested Building Renovation Passports and Building Logbooks for a deep renovation of buildings. The project’s final conference on November 24th was a public event, and everyone interested in building renovation and Building Renovation Passports was invited.
The aim of the iBRoad conference was to contribute to the discussion ahead of the EPBD revision. This was done by demonstrating the potential of Building Renovation Passports, Renovation Roadmaps and Building Logbooks and by highlighting best practices for a low-carbon and healthy building stock in the EU. Dr. Stefan Thomas as co-ordinator of the QualDeEPC project took part as panellist in the session “Potential and future perspectives of the Building Renovation Passport”.
At iBRoad’s final conference, the results of the project were presented and the relationship between Building Renovation Passports and Energy Performance Certificates was discussed. An important conclusion is that Building Renovation Passports, Renovation Roadmaps and Digital Building Logbooks can play a central role in deep renovation, complementing and improving the current or future enhanced Energy Performance Certificates. It will be important to make the data collected for issuing an Energy Performance Certificate available for producing a Building Renovation Passport and for storage in a Digital Building Logbook. Also, QualDeEPC proposes to include a section on the EPC that explains useful combinations and stepwise implementation of renovation recommendations, which could be a first step towards a Renovation Roadmap and Building Renovation Passport (cf. chapter 7.2.9 of the Green paper).