(1.8.2011 - 1.3.2013)
The utilization of innovative eco efficient solutions requires new business
models and service concepts. Value creation via performance driven design and
networking, services and business integration implies an important possibility
for new businesses. Moreover, the development of future communities requires a
paradigm change in the course of fast urbanization in China.
WP5 focuses on development of innovative scenarios, decision making tool,
financial instruments and business models. Three scenarios will be created to
model the possible development of the markets. Business as Usual (BAU) assumes
that the present practices continue in future, its purpose is mainly to serve
as a baseline to which other scenarios are compared. Two scenarios with major
changes in the markets are developed: Gradual Development (GD) and Paradigm
Change (PC). In Gradual Development, innovative eco efficient solutions are
adopted in a rapid succession to reach NetZero energy consumption in most new
buildings in China. In Paradigm Change the markets adopt best available new
technologies immediately in all new and renovated buildings to achieve
technical maximum reductions as fast as possible.
New business solutions for EESCU benefits from results of VTT's ongoing
international work in this domain, such as the Sustainable Renovation Joint
Nordic Call projects SURE (sustainable procurement guidelines), Success
Families (service concepts for individual housing) and Mecoren (sustainable
renovation impacts) or FP7 project SUSREF (facade renovation) and OneStopShop
project of Eracobuild program (a special renovation program). In addition,
there are important FP7 activities that are not specifically focused on
renovation, but contribute to EESCU, e.g. Perfection and SuPerBuildings.
Concepts for new services and integrated services to and by various
stakeholders e.g. customized information provision, operation guidance, remote
monitoring and control.
New business models for contracting, financing and value chain/network
Joint/networked business solutions and concept including new type of
co-operation with municipalities.
LCA results of different eco efficient solutions
Make a decision making tool regarding economic and technologies
In addition, effort will be also put on the evaluation of LCA, procurement
method ( is based on the evaluation of LCA), design processes and decision
The results of WP5 will include the innovative business solutions for the
implementation of eco efficient solutions; analysis of each eco efficient
solutions using standardized LCA method with present state-of-the-art
instruction of LCA tools; energy benefits coefficient of performance for
different systems; economic performance comparison of different strategies
described in WP1, WP2, WP3 and WP4. Moreover, the cost evaluation guidelines
will be prepared to access the implementation of low exergy energy system.
D5.1: Report on business solutions for eco efficient solutions (31.01.2012)
D5.2: Report on the development of decision making tool (1.8.2012)
D5.3: Report on LCA results of different eco efficient solutions (1.3.2013)