A key output of the LEAF project is the development of a set of resources to support organisations looking to improve the energy efficiency of apartment blocks. This consists of a technical toolkit and an engagement toolkit designed to be used together as a step-by-step guide to retrofit. The UK version of the technical toolkit is now available, and the European version of the engagement toolkit was launched in October 2014. Further country specific versions for both will be available in February 2015.
About the technical toolkit
The overall aim of the technical toolkit is to enable organisations to identify appropriate energy improvements for apartment blocks, and provide associated guidance and information required to help decision-making about these improvements. The toolkit is comprised of the following four sections:
A What Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are and the information they provide
B What measures are available: costs, payback times and subsidies
C Impact of occupancy behaviour
D Additional savings in communal areas
The UK version also includes a tool which creates a communal EPC using EPC data from individual dwellings.
We recommend reading this brief guide to the technical toolkit before you get started