Self-Assessment - Background Info
An integrated design process enables existing buildings to be developed into high performance retrofitting projects. There are several potential technological combinations for retrofitting under low energy criteria taking into consideration each building’s circumstances such as climate, building use, cost and technological performance. Therefore, it is not just the energy targets and cost reductions that should be considered, but it is also necessary to present the main stakeholders requisites from the early stages of the design decision making process.
According to the Public Building Stakeholder Analysis carried out within the A2PBEER project, the major concerns of the Key Players are related to:
- Technological feasibility (performance, well sound technologies/market penetration, etc),
- Cost analysis (first cost/life cycle cost, etc) and
- Operational and legal requirements (disruption of occupants, aesthetics of building envelope, etc).
Therefore, in order to identify the best suited intervention packages, a SWOT analysis of the main technology categories – envelope, under technical, financial and legal criteria is to be performed.
What is a SWOT Analysis?
A SWOT analysis is a structured planning method to evaluate a project from different perspectives. The analysis includes:
- Strengths: the main advantages of the specific package over the others
- Weaknesses: the main disadvantages of the specific package over the others
- Opportunities: the possibilities that the project could exploit to its advantage
- Threats: issues that may cause problems for the project.
Choose a category to be assessed such as:
- Technological – performance, installation capabilities, market analysis, competitive market.
- Cost – analysis, life cycle costs, financial issues, operational costs, value, financial reserves.
- Operational – issues, personal capabilities, IT skills, location, access, management.
- Legal requirements –disruption of occupants, aesthetics of building envelope, etc.
- Personal requirements – knowledge, skills, availability, qualifications, IT skills.
A table format has been developed for each of the technology level or intervention areas, in order to reduce the heating and cooling loads within the building envelope.
- Technologies to reduce lighting related energy use,
- Reducing HVAC system energy consumption,
- Technologies for on-site renewable generation
- Building energy management systems technologies and
- District scale heating and cooling systems.
These criteria have been further developed for each solution included in the Section 3 – Technology Section.
Self Assessment - Help
Choose a building in which you would like to assess.
Add a SWOT analysis and choose a category by inserting what you are assessing.
Categories such as:
- Technological performance, installation capabilities, market analysis, competitive market.
- Cost analysis, life cycle costs, financial issues, operational costs, value, financial reserves.
- Operational issues, personal capabilities, IT skills, location, access, management.
- Legal requirements (disruption of occupants, aesthetics of building envelope, etc).
- Personal requirements, knowledge, skills, availability, qualifications, IT skills.
Systematically complete the areas under the headings:
A list of criteria are suggested in the scroll down columns next to each category.
Further SWOTS can be added and these can all be downloaded by clicking the Download SWOTs tab at the end.
For more information click on the background information tab.