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Evaluation of the social house renovation project —– Case study of Eckart renovation project

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Conducting energy efficiency renovation project especially in the social housing section is rather necessary to achieve the energy goal from both the EU and the Netherlands since reducing energy consumption in the buildings can be executed better than producing more renewable energy at current stage in the Netherlands. The slow development and spread of social housing energy efficiency renovation project is because of several lagging factors. These factors and correlated solutions are revealed and discussed in this thesis to provide general guideline for following social housing renovation project. Furthermore, common renovation measures to improve energy label in the households and successful factors from past social housing renovation project that can provide process guide for following renovation project are also provided in the general guideline for social housing energy efficiency renovation project. Besides the general guidelines, a case study related to a specific ongoing social housing renovation project is also conducted in this thesis. Moreover, Interview with the housing organization, contractors and tenants, and LCCA are implemented to obtain better insight of the project for a comprehensive project evaluation. This evaluation conducted through several interviews includes the successful factors, potential lagging factors and evaluation criteria of the case. The basic framework and content are obtained from literature review and preparation interview with the project manager. The following in-depth interview with the project manager and contractor improve the interview framework and provides detailed answers and insight for the case. Moreover, project feasibility from both aspect of the housing organization and tenants are assessed by terms of interviews with tenants and LCCA (mainly focus on financial feasibility for the company). The opinion directly from tenants regarding their satisfaction related to the all the process in the project can be obtained. The financial feasibility of the case is assessed by terms of LCCA for the period of 30 years maintenance (calculate until the next renovation project). Some recommendations and discussions for tenants approach and tenants’ satisfaction can also be obtained after the comprehensive evaluation. This thesis provides insights of how to successfully conduct social housing renovation project and the results can be used to accelerate the process and development of conducting social housing energy efficient renovation project.

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