EUB SuperHub Deliverable D4.1: Mapping of Stakeholder Interaction and Identification of Market Actors' Needs

The EUB SuperHub project continues to make significant progress in its mission to revolutionise energy performance certification in the European Union. Deliverable D4.1, titled "Mapping of Stakeholder Interaction and Identification of Market Actors' Needs," presents crucial insights gathered from extensive stakeholder engagement activities.

Understanding Stakeholder Perspectives

A core objective of Work Package 4 within the EUB SuperHub project is to gather the perspectives of stakeholders and end-user communities on the project's methodology for novel assessment and certificate design. Through surveys, interviews, and thematic analysis procedures, stakeholders' views were sought across various European countries, including Bulgaria, Switzerland, Ireland, Finland, France, North Macedonia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.


Key Findings and Recommendations

The deliverable highlights key findings and recommendations derived from the mapping of stakeholder interactions and identification of market actors' needs. Among the noteworthy discoveries we can find:

  • Distinct Stakeholder Categories: Stakeholders were categorised into professionals and non-professionals, each with unique perspectives and levels of influence within the real estate market.

  • Challenges and Opportunities: While professionals generally viewed the EUB SuperHub platform positively, challenges were identified in engaging non-professionals, particularly building owners and tenants, who felt somewhat disconnected from the platform's applicability to their circumstances.

  • Implications for Policy and Practice: The findings highlighted the significant implications of market dynamics, such as the landlord-tenant problem, on energy efficiency initiatives and policy effectiveness. Recommendations were made to address these challenges and maximise the platform's impact.


Recommendations for Action

Based on the insights collected from stakeholders, several recommendations were formulated to enhance the effectiveness and uptake of the EUB SuperHub platform:

  • Targeted Marketing and Engagement: Tailoring marketing efforts to address the specific needs and concerns of different stakeholder groups, particularly building owners and energy professionals, is essential for broader adoption.

  • Localisation and Customisation: Localising the platform's marketing and functionality to align with each country's EPC regime can enhance relevance and usability.

  • Quality Assurance and Reassurance: Providing assurances regarding data accuracy and platform quality is paramount to building trust and confidence among stakeholders.

  • Highlighting Key Features: Emphasising the platform's unique features, such as performance planning and verification modules, can enhance its attractiveness and utility.


Moving Forward

Deliverable D4.1 serves as a foundational document for understanding stakeholder dynamics and market needs within the context of energy performance certification. By addressing the identified challenges and leveraging the opportunities highlighted in this report, the EUB SuperHub project aims to advance towards its goal of fostering sustainable and energy-efficient buildings across Europe.


You can access the full deliverable here!