SBE19 NL: Retrofitting 250 million homes to 0-energy performance housing in Europe: What does it mean to be fit for the future? Based on her paper, Bieke Gepts has given a session on estimation methods in a context of incomplete data.SBE19 NL ‘Retrofit Europe’ is the first 2-day pre-eminent international conference in Europe of the 2019-2020 cycle of international conferences on Sustainable Built Environment, where innovation meets market. We are proud to announce that the extended abstract of the founder of Essencia Bieke Gepts has been selected during the papers selection. Bieke Gepts has given a session on estimation methods in a context of incomplete data. As one of the author of the paper she presented on Tuesday 6 November two approaches for Belgium, to monitor the renovation activity, in a context of incomplete data and partly laymen information sources, to support the Flemish government and the construction industry in determining the actual renovation rate in order to assess the need for adjustments of the policy actions for energy renovation.
An abstract of her paper:
“Many EU Member States set up policy actions to stimulate deep energy renovation. Also Flanders, Belgium is stimulating deep energy renovation in order to improve the energy performance of the existing building stock substantially by 2050. To monitor their the progress and effectiveness of the Renovation Pact, knowledge of the actual renovation rate is indispensable. Also for the construction sector this knowledge is necessary to prepare its business activities to the actual demand for renovation.”
“Since years, a renovation rate of ca.1% is assumed but this neglects the many renovations executed without building permit. However databases on the existing building stock contain limited information on energy efficient measures and most renovations are very poorly documented in databases and thus remain under the radar.“