Building Efficiency Accelerator: Retrofits Resource Collection

The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), part of the Global Efficiency Accelerator Platform under the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Initiative, is a multi-stakeholder network made up of over 30 businesses and organizations that work with local and sub-national governments in order to increase the uptake of energy efficiency policies and programs in the building sector. 

The BEA connects the expertise of its wide partner network to its subnational stakeholders. With this purpose, the BEA has compiled resources to assist subnational jurisdictions in prioritizing and implementing building efficiency actions. This page contains the growing collection of resources related to Retrofits.

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2030 Palette

Web Resource

The 2030 Palette is a free online platform that puts the principles and actions behind low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of design professionals worldwide.

A Guide to Developing Strategies for Building Energy Renovation

Publication / Report

Together, EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) provide a framework for Member States to drive the reduction of energy use in buildings, thereby delivering a range of economic, environmental, societal and energy security benefits.

Apartment Block Protocols for Building Retrofit Projects

Web Resource

Standardized protocols to develop, document and measure energy efficiency building retrofit projects within apartment blocks.

Buildsmart: Energy Efficient Solutions Ready for Market

Web Resource

The purpose of Buildsmart is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates.

Business and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofits of Public Buildings (IEA Annex 61)

Web Resource

IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme Annex 61 Definition of Deep Energy Retrofit (DER): Deep Energy Retrofit is a major building renovation project in which site energy use intensity, including plug loads, has been reduced by at least 50% from the pre-renovation baseline.

Cost-Effective Energy and Carbon Emission Optimization in Building Renovation (IEA Annex 56)

Web Resource

Cost Effective Energy and Carbon Emissions Optimization in Building Renovation project aims at developing a new methodology for cost effective renovation of existing buildings, using the right balance between the energy conservation and efficiency measures for one side and the measures and technolog

DEMOHOUSE: Design and Management Options for Improving the Energy Performance of Housing

Web Resource

DEMOHOUSE is focused on improving sustainable renovation of the existing housing stock in Europe. A recently developed Decision Support Tool provides simple guidelines to help energy-efficient and sustainable renovation of dwellings.

EFFESUS: Energy Efficiency in European Historic Urban Districts

Web Resource

The overall objective of EFFESUS is to develop and demonstrate, through seven case studies, a methodology and criteria for selecting and prioritising energy efficiency interventions, based on existing and new, costeffective technologies and systems compatible with heritage values, to achieve signifi

EINSTEIN: Effective Integration of Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage Systems in Existing Buildings

Web Resource

The overall objective of the EINSTEIN project is the development, evaluation and demonstration of a low energy heating system based on Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (STES) systems in combination with Heat Pumps for space heating and domestic hot water (DHW) requirements for existing buildings to d

FASUDIR: Friendly and Affordable Urban Districts Retrofitting

Web Resource

The FASUDIR project was born to develop new business models and financial supporting tools, to support the necessary building-retrofitting market mobilization in Europe to fulfill EU-targets in 2020 and 2050.

MeeFS Retrofitting: Multifunctional Energy Efficient Façade System

Web Resource

The MeeFS project aims to develop, evaluate and demonstrate an innovative multifunctional façade system for drastically improving the energy efficiency of retrofitting geared towards the residential building sector across Europe.

MOEEBIUS: Modelling Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability

Web Resource

MOEEBIUS introduces a Holistic Energy Performance Optimization Framework that enhances current modelling approaches and delivers innovative simulation tools which grasp and describe real-life building operation complexities in accurate simulation predictions that significantly reduce the “performanc

Prefabricated Systems for Low Energy Renovation of Residential Buildings: Building Renovation Case Studies (IEA ECBCS Annex 50)

Publication / Report

This report gives an overview of six demonstration projects that have been planned and modernized with the concept of prefabricated renovation modules. They demonstrate that industrialized prefabrication technologies are no longer only the domain of new buildings.

Saving Money and Energy: Case Study of the Energy-Efficiency Retrofit of the Godrej Bhavan Building in Mumbai

Publication / Report

This case study highlights Godrej Bhavan, an iconic office building in South Mumbai, India, focusing on the strong business case for energy-efficiency upgrades or retrofits.

Tertiary Protocols for Building Retrofit Projects

Web Resource

Protocols to develop, document and measure energy efficiency building retrofit projects, for tertiary buildings.

ZenN: Nearly Zero Energy Neighbourhood

Web Resource

The research project ZenN, Nearly Zero Energy Neighbourhoods, aims to reduce energy use in existing buildings and neighbourhoods. The residential areas that are participating in the project and in conjunction with the renovation of these areas a number of specific measures will be implemented.

What is a Deep Renovation Definition?

Publication / Report

What is a “deep” renovation? The GBPN convened collaborators on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world in order to formulate coherent definitions. Together we reached a general understanding on the most commonly used expressions: deep renovation and deep retrofit.

Guide to Building the Case for Deep Energy Retrofits

Publication / Report

The Building the Case Guide provides a framework for preliminarily considering the value of deep energy retrofits of commercial buildings, and it offers guidance on how to conduct further analysis.

Renovating Buildings with Cost-Effective Reductions in Energy and Carbon Emissions – Findings from IEA EBC Annex 56 (Webinar) - 08.11.2016

eLearning

This webinar provides a chance to learn about the investigation and findings from the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Community (EBC) Annex 56 project.

Lessons from 18 months of BEA engagement in Mexico City (Webinar) - 19.10.2016

eLearning

This BEA partnership webinar describes the process of BEA engagement in Mexico City from March 2015 to now.

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