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.
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.