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Business models for energy retrofitting at district level

CITyFiED project guidelines for the definition of the suitable business model in energy-efficient retrofitting projects

Nowadays, the building sector is responsible for 40% of the final energy consumption. Also, there exists a large stock of inefficient private and public buildings and there is a tendency in Europe moving towards Smart Cities. For these reasons, there are great opportunities to develop energy retrofitting projects, but a new business model is necessary for that. The CITyFiED project has developed a new business model which has successfully allowed the execution of the retrofitting measures in its three demo sites.

Furthermore, the CITyFiED has taken the challenge a step further and has also developed a series of guidelines to help stakeholders across the world to replicate the business model and encourage them to carry out further retrofitting projects, so that the impact of CITyFiED will not end when the project is finished.

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Further literature & in-depth documentation

  • “D3.1: Laguna – Valladolid business case definition. Torrelago district”, CITyFiED consortium, March 2018.
  • “D3.2: Lund business case definition. Linero district”, CITyFiED consortium, March 2018.
  • “D3.3: Soma business case definition. Soma district”, CITyFiED consortium, March 2018.
  • “D3.6: ESCO model for holistic renovation projects”, section 6: “New business model for energy efficiency renovations at district level”, CITyFiED consortium, September 2018.
  • “D3.7: Guidelines for business models in large retrofitting projects”, CITyFiED consortium, February 2019.
  • Osterwalder, A., Pigneur, Y. (2009). Business Model Generation. Amsterdam.
  • Bleyl-Androschin, JanW., Grazer Energieagentur GmbH. (2019). Integrated Energy Contracting (IEC). A new ESCo Model to Combine ENergy Efficinency and (Renewable) Supply in large Buildings and Industry. IEA DSM
  • P. Bertoldi, Boza-Kiss Benigna; “Analysis of barriers and drivers for the development of the ESCO markets in Europe”, Energy Policy,2017


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