About the project
The project’s key goal is to improve market transparency for energy efficiency investments in the rental housing industry. It does so by providing a benchmarking tool for transnational profitability assessments of such investments.
With the development and dissemination of this tool, the project follows three distinct scopes.
First, it uses profitability benchmarking results to provide specific information to real estate owners in national housing markets about profitable investments and cost optimal energy efficiencies that are achievable through refurbishment investments. The focus is to improve target group specific knowledge and facilitate investment decisions.
Second, it provides a “tool to talk” to strengthen dialog between the housing industry, consultants and financial market actors concerning planning, running, financing and regulating energy efficiency refurbishments in the private rental sector.
Third, it uses a standardized methodology in order to allow for a transparent comparison of investment conditions in different EU countries. This should lead to increased competition between countries, pave the way towards a harmonization process of the markets, and remove investment barriers in national housing markets. In the long run, this will lead to a stronger integration of European capital markets for investments in sustainable energy in the building sector.