26 Oct 2018

Deep renovation of buildings – TripleA-reno project

IRI UL is cooperating in the new three-year Horizon 2020 project TripleA-reno (Attractive, Acceptable and Affordable Deep Renovation by a consumer-orientated and performance-based approach). Buildings are responsible for more than 30 percent of global CO2 emissions associated with energy use. One of the ways to increase energy efficiency and thus reduce CO2 emissions is deep renovation of existing buildings. This is a renovation process which takes into account the energy efficiency potential of buildings and reduces energy consumption for heating, cooling, water and lighting by at least 75 percent (Global Buildings Performance Network).

The TripleA-reno project is based on the idea that to achieve considerable changes, we must focus primarily on people, that is, occupants of buildings, and not just technological solutions. 15 organizations from seven European countries are included in the project consortium. The goal of the project is to increase acceptability, stimulate interest and decisions for deep renovation of buildings. To achieve this, we need to understand the motives of individuals and understand the behaviour and habits of people in the community, especially in relation to the use of energy and the decision-making process for deep renovation of buildings.

Approaches and goals of the TripleA-reno project are presented in this short animated video.

New business models, solutions and processes for better control over the renovation process will be developed and analysed by the project partners in seven demonstration cases, including a multi-apartment building in Zagorje ob Savi. Using a gamification-based platform, building occupants will, inter alia, access understandable and personalized data on the operating parameters of the building after the completion of the renovation process. The project will specifically consider the impact of indoor environment on the health and well-being of people. These factors have a significant impact on decision-making related to deep renovation. They will use people-centred research and development approaches that will include owners and users of buildings in the renovation process, and determine how and why they decide for renovation, as well as monitor how the renovation process unfolds.

For more information on the project, see the TripleA-reno leaflet and the project website where you can also subscribe to the project newsletter. Follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.