CEN Workshop “Sustainable energy retrofit process management for multi-occupancy residential buildings with owner communities”
03 Jul 2018 - News

The European Commission adopted in 2008 the 2020 Climate and Energy Package, with a goal to improve 20% in EU’s energy efficiency by 2020, being aware of the importance of building renovation as a key element in reaching the long-term energy and climate goals. But renovation rates in the EU are low and renovating the existing building stock to make it more energy efficient remains a challenge. A variety of political measures have been put in place for some decades aiming at encouraging the homeowners to make technical improvements in the built environment, but renovation is not a common practice today.

For these reasons, and for helping multi-familiar residential buildings owners-occupants to reach collective decisions on renovation, the H2020 project SMARTER TOGETHER has established a CEN Workshop. The target group for the workshop outcome will be all relevant process stakeholders including owner communities, property managers, owner community boards, planners, energy efficiency consultants, and policy makers.

The workshop recently held its kick-off meeting on 27 June 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The workshop’s main outcome is expected to be a Workshop Agreement (CWA) with the objective of “describing a workflow and an overall quality and process management methodology for the resource efficient retrofit of existing multi-occupancy residential buildings with owner communities.