NewTrend (New Integrated Methodology and Tools for Retrofit Design Towards a Next Generation of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building and Districts) is a project that seeks to improve the Energy Efficiency (EE) of the existing european building stock and to improve the current renovation rate, by developing a new participatory integrated design methodology targeted to the energy retrofit of buildings and neighbourhoods.
As part of NewTrend project, LBS will produce Task 5.1:
Task 5.1: The Scope, Applicability and Constraints of Financing & Business Models
This report will provide a synthesis and summary of key insights, alternatives and recommendations as they relate to retrofitting. It will assess conventional (Grants, Loans, Guarantees) and alternative approaches (energetic renting, project finance, ESCO finance model). Detailed descriptive profiles of the various financing arrangements are expected to help guide the decision makers, and with a view to producing general purpose financial planning spreadsheets.
In order to complete Task 5.1, the following activities have been done:
Reviewing existing literature on Financial Models to fund energy efficiency projects broadly, and retrofitting projects in particular.
Reviewing successful examples of retrofitting projects around the globe, and documenting their particular financing strategies.
Drafting descriptive profiles of the various financing arrangements, identifying their relevant characteristics, advantages and drawbacks
Drafting short case studies, identifying the valuable lessons of each one.