The main scope of this pilot action is to provide Strategic Lines for Legislative Innovation to facilitate the building energy renovation in MED space.
The methodology of work to implement the experimentation is the following:
The analysis of laws and regulations in force will highlighted :
2. Comparison of the laws / regulations of the regions participating to the experimentation
3. Proposals of new laws / regulations by each participant
4. First draft of the Strategic Lines Innovating Legislation in Med Regions
5. Dissemination of the proposed lines of legislative innovation
The different sectors involved in the energy renovation of buildings (administration, technicians, manufacturers, contractors / builders, installers and users / consumers) will be informed on the work done in MARIE project and on the new lines of innovation to implement local legislation, and they will be encouraged to discuss them, for example by organizing a dissemination event.
This experimentation is concerned with the fact that energy efficiency aspects are not considered sufficiently in Urban Planning, thus foregoing a huge potential for energy saving. Informed recommendations and regulations can lead to integrating energy efficiency concerns in Urban Planning, increasing energy savings as well as improving living and working comfort conditions.
The first step of innovation in regulations that affects BEE (Building Energy Efficiency) improvement is to consider urban planning as a first level tool with the main goal to organize in spatial and temporal terms the energy renovation of buildings in urban areas as to:
1) Find promotion opportunities and to define priorities of buildings energy renovation
2) Establish energy renovation criteria for projects preparation and works development
3) Create the spatial data base that allows register, monitor and control the effectiveness and efficiency of the BEE renovation.
Therefore, PA1.2 will concentrate on the design and test of an urban planning model for buildings energy renovation development. In this sense, the Pilot Action will have three main lines of work: the first one will be concentrated in design of the model, the second one in the test of the model in several urban areas and the last one in reporting conclusions and guidelines for replication at MED Space scale.