The following tool has been developed in the frame of the EmBuild project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
In the course of the elaboration of a renovation strategy, or to prepare the renovation of a single building, a detailed analysis might be necessary. This includes the collection of data of the building, the energetic status of the building envelope and the technical infrastructure and the status of repair. With this detailed information, the energy balance of the building and saving measures can be calculated. A template for such a detailed analysis and a standardised report were generated by the EmBuild-project.
To carry out energy audits for municipal buildings, a certain amount of expertise is necessary. For this reason, this template for a detailed analysis is addressed to experts in the field of energy audits like energy consultants, engineers, skilled craftsmen.
But it can also be an aid to persons with less expertise, e.g. public officers or responsible persons in charge for the municipal building stock. The template can be used as a guideline for external experts. It can be used to clarify the requirements and the standard that has to be met by the external experts. This is essential if more than one expert provides energy audits for a municipality. The content and the outcome of the energy audits should be comparable.
This template for a detailed analysis tries to be as generic as possible so that it can be used and adopted by partners in the EU. Before applying it, the template should be adapted to the national context, legislation and requirements. Especially, the methodology for the calculation of the energy balance of a building may vary from country to country. Also, the climate correction or the adjustment of the consumption due to under-heating has to be handled differently. The calculation and description of single measures may be optional in some countries. They alternatively have defined a cost optimal standard (Passive-house standard, NZEB-standard) as the goal for a deep renovation.
The preparation of the renovation of a single building