LEAF Toolkits published
New resources available to support the retrofit of multi-occupancy buildings
12 December 2014
A UK version of new guidance is the first to be published in a series of European country-specific resources on retrofitting apartment blocks. The guidance is part of the Low Energy Apartment Futures project that began in April 2013, to explore barriers and solutions to retrofitting buildings occupied by multiple owners and tenants. The project involves eight partner organisations, including CSE, from across six EU countries and is co-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme of the European Union.
The ‘technical toolkit’ is designed to assist organisations installing energy efficiency, heating and low carbon measures in multi-occupancy buildings. The toolkit uses information available on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to identify the most appropriate options for retrofit measures and facilitate a whole-property approach to refurbishment. It is accompanied by an ‘engagement toolkit’ which provides legal, financial and planning advice to help progress improvements.
A key part of the project involves each partner organisation working closely with case study sites to support them through the process of installing measures and improving the energy efficiency of the building. Changeworks in Scotland, who are leading the project, have released the second issue of the project newsletter, that provides more information about the development of the toolkit and highlights work underway at one of the case study sites in Sweden.
To follow the project’s progress visit www.lowenergyapartments.eu
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