Finnish Sustainable Communities (FISU) network which is a network of Finnish municipalities committed to working towards becoming carbon neutral and waste-free and curbing overconsumption by 2050, is talking about EFFECT4buildings Toolbox for assessing energy efficiency measures.
The article covers two of the project tools – Financial Calculation Tool and Bundling.
The Financial Calculation Tool helps assessing the profitability of energy efficiency
measures which can be challenging. This tool can be used to compare two different
energy efficiency solutions and to gain a better understanding of the profitability of investments.
To compare the profitability of different solutions, the tool assesses the future development of energy and water prices by analysing two different annual price changes.
Bundling tool which uses Total Concept Method (TCM) combines or “bundles” several smaller energy efficiency measures together into a bigger package. the more profitable measures support the less profitable ones which, if assessed individually, would not meet the minimum value determined by the building owner. This way, a bigger package can be carried out instead of single measures.