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 to go for 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-year project started in May 2018, which is expected to be concluded by mid-2021. The acronym TripleA-reno stands for Attractive, Acceptable and Affordable deep Renovation by a consumers-oriented and performance-evidence-based approach.
In order to achieve all this, TripleA-reno will develop an open and end-users centred application platform for decision support, quality validation and community building, which will also incorporate game-design elements in order to endorse the participation and engagement of users.
In addition, it aims at providing consumers and end-users with deep renovation projects with attractive, understandable and personalized information of already achieved performances, by fostering consumer-centred business models that will provide data about indoor environment quality, energy use, health and well-being indicators post deep renovation process.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 784972.