August 6, 2018

The following tool has been developed in the frame of the ABRACADABRA project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

The expansion of the deep retrofit market will require the development of commonly agreed, tested and accepted standard process, which will increase the chance of successful replication. In this context, this document is an interim outline of the development of the technical toolkit (TTK), which provides a guide and outline process for relevant stakeholders to understand, assess and implement the technical assessment required for the deployment of successful building renovation projects. This toolkit includes an integrated and simplified energy model (SEM) for energy-economic analysis for non-experts, and also for experts that require a short-time for input data and calculations.

In order to make a reliable technical toolkit the development process includes the selection of case studies and a comparison of at least 5 different scenarios for each of these case studies, based on energy and construction costs and on the outputs of the financial model. The impacts of different regulatory incentives and/or barriers also are introduced in the calculation. The crossgeographical approach is essential to ensure that the same methodology is applied in different contexts. To calculate the business performance of deep energy renovations with Adores (volume extensions), this model will be used to support the financial toolkit, which will be developed later in the project.