ABRACADABRA is the acronym of a title summarizing the project’s strategy:
Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation.
ABRACADABRA is based on the prior assumption that non-energy-related benefits play a key role in the deep renovation of existing buildings. In particular, ABRA actions focus on the creation of a substantial increase in the real estate value of the existing buildings through a significant energy and architectural transformation. The central goals of the proposal consist of an important reduction of the payback time of the interventions, a strengthening of the key investors’ confidence, increasing quality and attractiveness of the existing buildings’ stock and, finally, reaching a concrete market acceleration towards the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings target.
ABRACADABRA’s project team is currently looking for 40 more case study buildings, which are planning an energy renovation.
These case studies will then be included in the ABRACADABRA project and will benefit from the results of the set of ABRACADABRA toolkits (Technical, Financial and Regulatory). Case studies will be tested to analyze the possible volumetric Add-ons and Renewables (AdoRe) and the toolkits will provide specific answers regarding the potential of each type of ADORES including technological solutions, potential energy reduction, potential economical booster to the investment and normative guidelines. All the buildings included in the ABRACADABRA project plan will also benefit of the inclusion in the ABRA-COMMUNITY, a broad and extensive European network of research institutes, professionals, construction companies, housing associations, energy agencies, public authorities and financial institutions that share the commitment in promoting this innovative approach to energy renovation.
All that is required to apply with your buildings/ project, is the data collected in the sheet attached to this document and are related to the geometry of the building, its technology and energy consumptions, the availability of energy bills and original drawings (or survey). Drawings of the buildings and surrounding urban compound are compulsory material to be selected as ABRA case study.
To take part in the initiative and candidate a building to become an ABRA CASE STUDY BUILDING you can join Facebook and Twitter pages or through the website: