UMBRELLA outputs

UMBRELLA: Business Model Innovation for High Performance Buildings supported by Whole Life Optimisation

FP7  EeB.NMP.2012-3 – Development and validation of new 'processes and business models' for the next generation of performance based energy-efficient buildings integrating new services

Sep 2012 – Aug 2015 | UCC Budget: €320,192 

Principal Investigator: Dr Niall Dunphy | researchers: Dr John Morrissey, Rosemarie MacSweeney, Eve Dallamaggiore, Dr Will Denayer, Dr Paul O'Connor

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Project reports

D4.4 Incentive driven contract models for energy efficiency building projects
Niall P. Dunphy and Paul O’Connor (2015)

Abstract: This report explores ways of incentivising performance through contract models and makes specific recommendations for promoting life-cycle orientated incentive-driven contractual arrangements for efficient building projects.
The development of novel incentivised performance contract models, which incorporate a life-cycle perspective and spread risk (and rewards) between the different stakeholders has the potential to overcome some of these difficulties and incentivise energy efficient building activity. This report has been prepared to contribute to addressing this issue by specifically exploring the use of ‘Incentive-driven contract models’ in energy efficiency building projects.
The recommendations included in this report will be combined with the business models to be described in detail in D4.5 (Generic business models applicable for EeB stakeholders in Europe) and tested for each of the four flagship projects in Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. 10.5281/zenodo.3479508


D4.3 Recommendation for innovation governance models supporting energy efficient buildings
Niall P Dunphy, Will Denayer, Paul O’Connor, Rosemarie D MacSweeney (2014) 

Abstract: This report use previously developed understandings of energy efficient building value chains as the basis for assessing existing policy frameworks supporting innovation and energy efficient buildings in the regions of the flagship projects. Based on this analysis, recommendations are forwarded to improve multi-level (local, regional, national and/or EU) innovation governance such that it offers a more significant support to innovative energy efficient building projects. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3479521



D2.1 Analysis of stakeholder interaction within building energy efficiency market
Niall P Dunphy, John E Morrissey, Rosemarie D MacSweeney (2014)

Abstract: The deliverable reports on a process of in-depth stakeholder identification and mapping, developed and enacted specifically for UMBRELLA. Stakeholder mapping and identification is achieved in a stepVwise manner. First, a model for the lifecycle of a generic construction project is developed, including six stages or so-called ‘Hubs of Activity’. The six articulated Hubs include: upstream activities; initiation and viability; design and planning; construction and implementation; operation and maintenance, and end-of-life and downstream activities. This model synthesises insights from a broad ranging review of the literature, and forwards a coherent approach through which to structure the analysis of value generation activities through the energy efficiency supply chain. Articulated stages are discrete in their own right, but are also inter-linked and co-dependent. While distinctions can be made to the level of identified Hubs of Activity, the boundaries between these Hubs are not absolute. Second, a description of the stakeholders located around each Hub is forwarded, including a mapping of these in terms of specific power-interest matrices. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3479491


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