Results from the RentalCal project are being presented by the partners at a large number of conferences, seminars and other events all over the world. Below a short presentation from the events - latest first.
EXPO REAL 2017
With more than 41,500 participants and 2,003 exhibitors, EXPO REAL has once again grown Europe's most important branch event. The record participation reflects the strong development of the real estate industry - at the same time the trade fair participants are aware of the many factors influencing the boom.
RentalCal participated in EXPO REAL with a Saloon, where visitor were introduced to the latest results of RentalCal project. You'll find a foto report from the EXPO REAL, the Saloon, the IREBS stand, where RentalCal was kindly invited to present, and the "Sekt Empfang" also by IREBS - here
USH Congress ( L'UNION SOCIALE POUR L'HABITAT)
The USH Congress from 26.-28. september 2017 is the professional event of the French social housing sector. During three days, social housing organizations, elected representatives, housing professionals, industries and the media come together to discuss housing and social housing policy.
DELPHIS is a must-see actor of the Congress as a research and development representative for the social housing sector.
All along the congress DELPHIS presented RentalCal project. The presentation dealt with project goals, the consortium, the website and the tool.
DELPHIS prepared a presentation flyer in French to help the understanding of the project and available for people who showed their interest in the approach.
The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) had the 2017 annual international conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on July 4 – 5. Professor Paloma Taltavul from University of Alicante and partner in RentalCal presented a paper on "Green premium in Spanish housing prices. A TSLS Evidence from climatic areas".
The ERES is one of the most important Real Estate conferences in the world and is a good platform to show research results and to get in touch with other researchers. This year it was held in Delft from June 28 to July 1. Professor Dirk Brounen from TIAS was key note speaker at the conference, and presented the RentalCal project. Professor Sven Bienert and Joseph-Alexander Zeitler, Universität Regensburg. presented a paper related to RentalCal.
EUSEW - EU Energy Sustainable Week
RentalCal participated in the "Networking Village" at EUSEW on the 22nd June 2017 with an event called "The hot chair".
The event was organized together with two other EU projects. The moderation was performed by Dirk Brounen, TIAS, NL. Further more Rolf Baastiaanssen, Bax&Company, ES and Luigi Petito, Business Solutions Europa, BE participated.
RentalCal has it's focus on the current level of energy efficiency investments in the rented housing sector, which is in danger of missing EU policy targets. RentalCal is developing models and tools for assessing the commercial viability of en-ergy efficiency retrofitting in rental properties to reduce split incentive barriers - translating the positive effects of energy efficient and sustainable construction into real value and financially feasible investments for the real estate industry.
REVALUE is a three year project to develop international guidance for property appraisers, incorporating the collection and easy analysis of relevant evidence. This will help valuers to reflect the value of energy effi-ciency (EE), in their valuations of social and private housing stock.
RenoValue has developed a training tool kit for property valuation professionals on how to factor sustainability into the valuation process.
Co-organizers: Institut Wohnen und Umwelt, DE, Tilburg University, NL, Business Solutions Europa, BE, Bax&Company, ES and European Green Cities, DK.
See the program here
2ND Working Group (WG2) meeting for the Resource Efficient Buildings
Prof. Dr. Sven Bienert as a consortium partner of RentalCal was invited to participate at the 2ND Working Group (WG2) meeting for the Resource Efficient Buildings study to develop a common EU framework of building environmental performance indicators on the 30.11.2016 in Brussels. He discussed the RentalCal results and functionalities with a high ranking group of representatives of ZIA, DGNB, WGBC and many other European organisations. Furthermore he stressed the need to more intensively clarify the link between the environmental KPIs developed by the working group and risk profile & value. Only visible impacts on property values will drive environmental friendly investment behaviour – RentalCal addresses this aspect and derives economic KPIs for market participants that intend to perform energetic retrofits for rented buildings.
Kai Möhrmann presented RentalCal and "The chain of effects of energy retrofit measures" at the SBE'16 conference in Tallinn.
Further improvements of the buildings stock’s energy performance are a necessary precondition to achieve Europe’s climate and energy policy objectives. Hereto, many investors need to overcome their insecurities regarding the profitability of such measures. As a contribution to the EU-project RentalCal, in this paper it is discussed and illustrated, what consequences result from energy performance improvements of existing buildings and how they influence cash flow and real estate value along a chain of effects. In particular, explanatory patterns and lines of arguments which complement and interpret empirical evidence are developed.
On behalf of a team consisting of Tomas Vimmr, Thomas Lützkendorf, Iris Behr, Martin Vache and Alexandra Beer, Tomas Vimmr, STU-K presented a paper
DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS FOR ECONOMICALLY VIABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFITTING IN THE EUROPEAN RENTAL HOUSING STOCK
The Horizon 2020 project RentalCal aims to develop models and tools for assessing the economic viability of energy efficiency retrofitting measures in the rental housing stock. RentalCal focuses on the current level of energy efficiency investments in the rental housing sector, which is in danger of missing EU policy targets. RentalCal aims to reduce split incentive barriers, activate the “added green value” proposition, and show a clear roadmap towards a sustainable rental housing market. This will be achieved by developing an innovative standardised methodology for assessing retrofits, taking into account the different national technical, legal, market and financial framework conditions. Furthermore, RentalCal will provide investors with a targeted web-based calculation tool and information platform.
The ERES annual conference at the University Regensburg, Germany brought together about 400 researchers and decision-makers from both academia and practice from around the world, in a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment.
A paper from the workshop that summarises the findings can be found here
RentalCal was presented by Jonas Hahn on Dec 11th, 2015 in the context of a Doctoral Seminar at the joint meeting of the “dokwerk” initiative, a network of doctoral students in real estate and civil engineering from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
See the presentations (same as from Istanbul) here
The 2015 American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (AREUEA) International Conference took place in Washington, D.C. July 6 – 9, 2015. At the conference, Paloma Taltavull de La Paz presented a paper on "Housing poor or fuel poor? The role of ownership to explain poverty".
A similar presentation will be given at ERSA (European Regional Science Association), this August in Portugal.
The 22nd European Real Estate Society Conference was held in June 24-27, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey. RentalCal was presented at the conference by Jonas Hahn, IREBS, where close to 400 participants from over 40 countries were present.