FASUDIR results workshop: Friendly and Affordable Sustainable Urban Districts Retrofitting []

The FASUDIR project was born to develop new business models and financial sup-porting tools, to support the necessary building-retrofitting market mobilization in Europe to fulfill EU-targets in 2020 and 2050. The key instrument is the Integrated Decision Support Tool (IDST), developed to help decision makers to select the best energy retrofitting strategy to increase the sustainability of the whole district. With stakeholder feedback loops, training, and validation in three diverse urban areas, the IDST ensures robustness and applicability in the entire value chain. As the pro-ject reaches its end in August 2016, the Consortium would like to present the key results and achievements to the SP2016 participants.

10’ General overview, Ander Romero Amorrortu, TECNALIA, Project Coordinator
· 10’ IDST Baseline, Ewa Alicja Zukowska, ACCIONA
· 10’ Technologies and Solutions Repository, Ander Romero Amorrortu, TECNALIA
· 30’ Decision Making Methodology, Paul Mittermeier, MUAS
· 10’ Local Project Committees, Andrea Moro, iiSBE Italia R&D
· 10’ Link to other projects and initatives, Andrea Moro, iiSBE Italia R&D
· 10’ Exploitation items and avenues, Alessandra Masini, D’Appolonia

Part 1
The first section will introduce the FASUDIR project and present the R&D develop-ments: it will start with the baseline definition of buildings and districts, the scoping of the European context, the existing methodologies and tools, and the definition of Key Performance indicators to support decision making; then a discussion will follow of the repository approach, aimed at the definition of best practices, and the selection of existing technologies, systems and architectural solutions suitable for buildings and districts; the methodological framework will then be described, start-ing from user requirements, defining the interconnection between building and dis-trict scales, and presenting the developed decision making methodology to sup-port the selection and prioritisation of interventions at building and urban scales; finally the involvement of key stakeholders in all steps of the process will be pre-sented through a discussion of the Local Project Committees approach. A first Q&A moment with the audience closes the section.

Part 2
The second section will present the developed IDST tool and its application in the FASUDIR Case Studies: it will start with an overview of the three diverse urban areas selected for the FASUDIR IDST testing, in Budapest, Frankfurt and Santia-go de Compostela, covering various climatic regions, construction typology, occu-pant profiles, and policy contexts; then the IDST application to the demo sites will be presented through a video, showcasing some of the key developed features of the software; finally the results of the case studies activity will be presented to wrap up the presentation of the development and testing of the IDST. A second Q&A moment with the audience closes the section and the workshop.
The expected outcomes are to transfer lessons learnt and key project out-comes, and to identify opportunities for future exploitation and networking activities through the exchange with the audience.

The IDST Decision making

The IDST will be based on a decision making methodology, designed to select and prioritise energy efficiency retrofitting interventions. It will implement existing and new cost-effective so-lutions, for significant sustainable improvements in the rehabilitation of urban districts. Taking into account the different European urban typologies and the priorities of the decision makers, the methodology will support retrofitting actions that are deployed as a unique intervention, but also scheduling sequential interventions in the most cost-effective way. This methodology will focus on the initial stage of the retrofitting process at district level, in which the retrofitting framework is established, with the definition of strategies and technological solutions.

Ultimately, the IDST will allow selecting the optimal, off-the-shelf technologies and strate-gies for each specific energy retrofitting project in terms of sustainability as a whole (environmental, economic and social). To ensure usability and effectiveness, the IDST will contain a collection of sustainable retrofitting strategies and technical solutions at building and district level. Each strategy will be characterized according to different aspects, such as adequacy, costs, technical properties, environmental parameters, and so on. The software will enable modelling the district and building with an adequate level of definition, in such a way that evaluation results will be precise enough, but the input data to define the retrofit-ting project will be easily supplied. The IDST will feature a 3D graphical user interface, in order to facilitate the interaction between the multiple stakeholders involved in the decision making process. The users will be able to select the most promising sustainable retrofitting strategies and technical solutions at building and district level, by choosing from a ranked list of possible scenarios proposed by the IDST.