Olatz Nicolas

Olatz Nicolas
Tecnalia · Sustainable Construction

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Energy renovation of post-World War II private multifamily residential buildings has been identified to have a great deal of energy-saving potential but faces a great challenge across Europe, and especially in South Europe, due to fragmented property structures and longer return periods in energy efficiency investments. However, there is great deal...
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Despite its proven potential for systemic change, large-scale investment (both public and private) in sustainable homes still faces barriers, often caused by insecurity about personal, societal and financial returns on investment and a lack of clarity about concrete elements of sustainable age-friendly living environments and the choice of building...
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Vacuum insulation panels (VIPs) represent a huge opportunity to achieve nearly zero energy buildings, especially in the retrofitting of existing buildings. VIPs can be applied in conjunction with façade cladding elements, considerably reducing the heat losses or gains from the building by means of very slim wall construction systems or retrofit sol...
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Asumiendo que la financiación es una cuestión clave para impulsar las actuaciones de rehabilitación y regeneración urbana en el actual contexto económico, se analizan una serie de casos, nacionales e internacionales, para evaluar qué nuevos enfoques pueden servir para construir fórmulas innovadoras, de gestión y financiación, que impulsen este tipo...

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Energy retrofitting of post-World War II private multifamily residential buildings has been identified as a great challenge across Europe. Lack of adequate investment schemes, misalignment between residents' needs and grants and loans' design, complex governance and management, as well as scattered demand are hindering the great energy saving potential captured in this sector, especially in South Europe, where fragmented property structure and longer return periods in energy efficiency investments complicate reaching agreements to retrofit. To tackle this complex challenge, AGREE aims at triggering investments in EE retrofitting of private multifamily building estates through the design, deployment, and dissemination of innovative and replicable mechanisms for: 1) Demand activation and aggregation based on an integrated approach to retrofitting that includes EE and other drivers such as improved habitability and accessibility, benefitting from cost-effective retrofitting by aggregation of demand of similar building types, built at the same time and inhabited by similar populations. 2) Specific financing solution based on demand segmentation and tailored combination of grants and loans through the activation of a specific Retrofitting Fund led by the Basque Government in concertation with the private finance community, to reach traditionally excluded populations and unlock EE retrofitting in multi-ownership buildings. 3) Improved governance ensuring residents, the finance community, and other relevant stakeholders' engagement along the process, as well as multilevel coordination for effective policy design and implementation, with local authorities supporting residents along the whole process. Led by the Basque Government, AGREE consortium and relevant stakeholders will co-design and implement an innovative and replicable Deployment Package to retrofit multifamily building estates dating from 1940-80 in 3 pilot cases in the Basque Country, mobilizing an investment of 8.5M€.