Energy efficiency in the residential sector does not depend solely on the energy performance of buildings. In fact, human factor and behavioural patterns play an important role on how energy is consumed. In order to foster large-scale deep renovations of the European building stock, there is a need to better understand the motivations and perceptions of end-users in relation to energy use and the drivers that make them decide a deep renovation.
Under TripleA-reno project, UIPI and its 15 partners will address the barriers for deep building renovation from end-users’ perspective with the aim to make acceptation and decision making attractive for consumers. TripleA-reno is a 3 years project started in May 2018 and is expected to conclude by mid-2021. The acronym TripleA-reno stands for Attractive, Acceptable and Affordable deep Renovation by a consumers orientated and performance evidence based approach.
In order to achieve this, TripleA-reno will develop an open and end-users centred application platform for decision support, quality validation and community building and will incorporate game-design elements in order to motivate participation and engagement of users.
In addition, it aims at providing consumers and end-users of deep renovation projects with attractive, understandable and personalized information of realised real performance, by fostering consumer-centred business models that will provide data about indoor environment quality, energy use, health and well-being indicators after a deep renovation process.
In this project, UIPI will convey property owners’ perspective and feedback and try to contribute to assessing users’ needs by measuring the extent of their engagement in such platforms.