1 Year of iBRoad

One year has passed since the iBRoad kick-off meeting in Athens in July 2017 and we take this opportunity to look back at what has been achieved so far.

Soon after the kick-off meeting, partners contributed to the exploration of the potential for the iBRoad concepts with an overview of the existing Energy Performance Certificate and energy auditing frameworks in each partner country.

The next step was to analyse some interesting approaches related to iBRoad, existing in Flanders (Belgium), Germany, France and Denmark.

A survey analysis conducted among more than 1500 participants in 3 markets (Portugal, Bulgaria, Poland) for Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps provided useful insights into the potential users’ needs, challenges and expectations, which iBRoad uses as its basis for further development.

The data mapping analysis was the first outline of input data needed for the development of the iBRoad logbook and plan and included sourcing of information and related data protection and privacy issues. At the same time, the consortium brainstormed on and prioritised potential features of the iBRoad logbook and plan and started developing the relevant wireframes and user stories.

Through the engagement plan, iBRoad identified its key stakeholders and recently completed the 1st round of stakeholders’ engagement meetings in 8 participating countries to discuss openly on needs, opportunities, challenges and views.

The project has branded its easily recognisable identity and with regular invitations and presence at various physical or virtual fora, web and other media have gained the interest of many.

All in all, the project is moving as planned and gaining ground beyond the original expectations, guided by a passion for buildings energy performance. The iBRoad consortium reaffirms its commitment to its mission to explore, design, develop and demonstrate the concept of individual Building Renovation Roadmaps for a decarbonised European building stock, and is happy to work together as a team to achieve this common goal.

With the fresh publication of Directive 2018/844, amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency, which is reinforcing the need for the exploration of the individual Building Renovation Roadmaps, we are looking forward to the next promising year!