Existing sustainable renovation concepts for single-family houses

Henrik M. Tommerup, Lies Vanhoutteghem, Svend Svendsen, Satu Paiho, Mia Ala-Juusela, Krushna Mahapatra, Leif Gustavsson, Trond Haavik, Synnøve Elisabeth Aabrekk

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    Abstract

    In the Nordic Innovation Centre Project, SuccessFamilies, the main objective is to change the business environment in order to speed up the implementation of sustainable renovation of single-family houses – proposing new service concepts that will combine both the technical solutions, financing services as well as other promoting issues to overcome the behavioural, organizational, legal and social barriers that exist in sustainable renovation. A starting point for such a change has been to get an overview of the existing sustainable renovation concepts, i.e. full-service concepts and technical concepts. The paper describes a few Nordic examples of full-service models for renovation of single-family houses which entered the market recently and the provisional success of these concepts. The existing Nordic single-family house renovation market is dominated by a craftsman based approach with individual solutions, traditional warehouses ”do-it-yourself-shops” and some actors marketing single products. To speed up the implementation of sustainable renovation of single-family houses there is a great need for full-service packages. Existing technical renovation concepts, typically focusing on application of only a few of the available technical solutions, have not been successful in realizing large scale energy efficiency gains.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSB 10 Finland : Sustainable Community - buildingSMART
    Number of pages317
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    Publication date2010
    Pages160-161
    ISBN (Print)978-951-758-506-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventSB 10 Finland - September 22-24, 2010 : Sustainable Community - Building Smart -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

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    ConferenceSB 10 Finland - September 22-24, 2010 : Sustainable Community - Building Smart
    Period01/01/2010 → …

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