""Pilot Phase Actions by BOLZANO" "

The consulting phase started in April 2013 with the first round of meetings with property managers and the elaboration of preliminary documents. In May, a possible outline of the consulting offer was presented. At the same time, a survey was carried out to identify the main facts concerning the buildings and their inhabitants in terms of needs and possibilities. On the basis of the audit in WP3.1, the consulting procedure went further by analysing the state of preservation of the buildings and the causes of damage, identifying and examining the ownership relations as well as the owners’ financial possibilities and by establishing the retrofitting goals in accordance with the owners’ motivation and willingness to participate in the consulting process.

From analyses and scenarios developed in pilot phase 1 emerges that there is a wide margin for upgrading the building stock’s energy performance and for the financing of redevelopment. As regards to buildings of heritage interest, they generally are in a good state and decorated both inside and outside. For this kind of buildings, the project team did not consider useful and appropriate to take action on the envelope. The focus should rather be on efficient and modern cooling and heating solutions as well as on the replacement of older windows. Economically and financially, these interventions are less demanding than those on the envelope, with shorter payback period and access to local economic and national financial incentives or to third-party financing and energy performance contracts.

Houses built after World War II show greater chance of intervention and allow a more integrated approach as well as the achievement of extra development rights, if the building fulfils the criteria of a ClimateHouse C. However, refurbishment is often hindered by limited economic and financial resources. The density bonus seems to be one of the most remunerating financing opportunities, but it has so far been limited by constraints imposed by the real estate industry.

At the end of the consulting process, a bilingual paper (Italian and German) was prepared for each building. The paper analyses the status quo of the building, simulates 2 or 3 intervention scenarios and elaborates the costs and benefits in terms of grants, subsidies, bonuses and energy saving. In addition, the consultants evaluate which intervention solution allows maximum savings from a financial point of view. Furthermore, specific interventions for the elimination of architectural barriers in the event of restructuring are suggested for each building.

Last 11 November 2013 it was held a meeting with owners of first pilot phase for the delivery of Reports. This was the end of first pilot phase.

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