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ALDREN (European ALiance for Deep RENovation in buildings) project kick-off

The kick-off meeting of the "ALliance for Deep RENovation in buildings implementing the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme” project took place in Paris on 20 and 21 November 2017.

The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB) is coordinating ALDREN, H2020 European project bringing together 8 partners: CSTB (France), ENBEE (Slovakia), IVE (Spain), REHVA (Netherlands), VERCO (United Kingdom), DTU (Denmark) and POLIMI (Italy), together with European experts.

The ALDREN objectives are to achieve higher renovation rates and better renovation quality by overcoming market barriers and preparing the ground for investment. The excellence of the ALDREN solutions offered are:

  • A harmonized Energy performance rating based on the European Voluntary Certification Scheme (EVCS) verified by measurements to increase comparability, confidence and market uptake by standardized solutions (CEN / ISO);
  • Associating low energy renovation with high quality indoor environments to trigger renovation and to promote health and comfort;
  • Aligning market recognition of high quality with enhanced building value by financial tools and capacity building. Establishing business case for deep renovation to motivate private investment.

These solutions will be integrated in a consistent, common way in a building passport to ensure the results and effective financing also in case of step by step renovation.

The ALDREN coordinate and support actions bring together in ALDREN Alliance the main stakeholders involved in building renovation to specify the needs of the non-residential building sector and to organize the pilot use of the ALDREN procedure. This innovative approach to management ensures continuous feedback from stakeholders.

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Source: ALDREN Consortium