Case studies

The local implementation of the Turnkey Retrofit concept will be performed with real case studies in each country. Several buildings under the process of renovation will be selected as pilots in Spain and Ireland. This exercise will include the whole value chain, as this is the philosophy of the Turnkey Retrofit service.

In the case of SPAIN, a multifamily block constructed between 1941-1980 has been chosen. 70% of the total housing stock in Spain is made of multi-family apartment buildings. The entire home-ownership sector represents 85% of that stock. The maintenance (including renovation) of multi-family buildings is usually entrusted to coownership trustees who have a relatively low technical knowledge.

In FRANCE, the renovation project of the multi-family building Les Balmes has been chosen. Since its energy retrofitting, the building’s energy performance is met every year (48% at least) and co-owners can attest the difference in terms of energy consumption and comfort. The project set the example and helped convince other multifamily buildings in the region to initiate deep refurbishment projects in the region.

In the case of IRELAND, the focus is on single family dwellings, which make up 87% of the occupied housing in Ireland. 87% of the Irish housing stock are single home (terraced, detached and semi-detached houses). 72% of detached houses are in rural areas. The home ownership rate is high (68%). Read the Irish case study here.