New Policy Instruments
Renovation Advice Toolbox
Demonstration of Quickscan, roadmap, and building passport
monitoring and evaluation methodology for Flemish and Walloon long-term
Both of the regional strategies will accelerate the renovation rate. These results need to be monitored and evaluated over time. In the BE REEL! project, a similar monitoring and evaluation method will be used to map its impact.
involvement in Wallonia
To gather feedback while developing the Walloon long-term renovation strategy, Wallonia engaged stakeholders via several working groups. Continuous stakeholder engagement in Wallonia is essential for BE REEL! because the stakeholders will test the Walloon tools (Quickscan, roadmap, building passport) and directly contribute to the Walloon long term renovation strategy. A high level of involvement will increase ownership and the chances of effective implementation of the Walloon renovation strategy. This strategy was submitted in 2020 and includes the tools developed by BE REEL!.
Reform of support mechanisms, grants and loans in Flanders
In the second half of 2022, Flanders will launch the Mijn Verbouwpremie (My Renovation Premium) initiative. This unifies a number of existing premiums into one centralized premium system to ensure citizens can access financing easily. Besides premiums, Flanders continues to enable a system of (low-interest) loans as well. Flemish citizens can take advantage of these different financing options and directly contribute to the BE REEL! project goals.
Large-scale implementation of newly developed tools in Wallonia
The tools in question are the Quickscan, roadmap, and building passport. The goal is to generalize their use. This action has not yet started fully as the building passport has not been developed yet and the Quickscan and roadmap are still in the final phases of development.
implementation of newly developed tools in Flanders
The tools in question are the Flemish Building Passport called Woningpas and the Renovation Advice Tool (RAT). The goal is to generalize their use. The RAT has not been developed due to political decisions, but a replacement tool has been created that will be integrated into an online BE REEL! training for renovation advisors in Flanders. The Woningpas continues to improve and expand its functionalities. It includes input from many different policy areas besides energy. The woningpas has been widely acclaimed and has even received several prizes. It has also been integrated into the training programme.