Investment planning with SCENARIO

The second step in building a Sustainability Masterplan is to use the map to plot investment opportunities. SCENARIO is a data-based solution that helps real estate organisations and cities to evaluate their renovation strategies to improve energy efficiency and property value. Knowing how to best invest in your property portfolio can demand a lot of time and resources to get the best insights from expertise across organisations and industries.    

SCENARIO combines your personalised Sustainability Map with advanced data visualisation and our international expertise to build the most suited renovation scenarios, allowing informed decision making and data-based investment

How does it work?

Using the asset and financial data, SCENARIO presents visual data to show patterns, analyse opportunities and define and quantify investment plans.

Visualise your data

Modelling modernisation options for your assets shows the main impacts – economically and environmentally – to allow you to see the pros and cons of the renovation options for your stock.

Develop Data-based Investment Strategies

SCENARIO can align with your organisations priorities and existing development plan to promote long-term, positive investment. The SCENARIO model was developed in collaboration with housing associations. By developing the model working with clients, we gained a deep understanding of both spoken needs as well as underlying issues that drive the housing industry.

Making sense of data – uncover hidden insights

Knowing how to best invest in your property portfolio can demand a lot of time and resources to get the best insights from expertise across organisations and industries. SCENARIO combines professional understanding and advanced computer modelling to present you with visual, easy to read information so that you can focus on putting plans into action.

Visualise your roadmap to sustainability

Scenario provides visual, easy to read and insightful data so that you can see the big picture of your property portfolio at a glance. This can help you to identify patterns, analyse opportunities and to define and quantify investment programmes. This allows you work with input from specialists and across your teams.

Moving forward with your Sustainability Masterplan

After having visualised your options and selected the best one to meet your investment objectives and needs, you can start considering financing options. Some banks will offer reductions for green investment, governments can provide subsidies or you can seek financing from grants, such as ELENA, from the European Investment Bank.

Bax and Company have successfully secured funding for renovation projects. See how we can assist in your investment planning.

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Planning to invest in sustainability?

Participate in a trial project, free from cost or commitment. Visualise your roadmap to sustainability and find the renovation option and data-based investment plan best suited to you.


  • Viale Francia, a 102 dwelling building, located within 2 towers of a 6 tower complex at the outer edge of Treviso, has secured almost €1m from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The project aims to minimize power consumption by optimising the passive systems and minimising the active ones; geothermal optimal solutions to reduce the demand for electricity; electricity production from renewable sources (photo-voltaic). The project also plans for the future management through an Energy Performance Contract, to be implemented by a local ESCO contractor to support the replacement of the thermal boilers with heat pumps and underground heat storage, and installation of roof mounted solar thermal system and storage.



  • With a €800,000 grant from the Council of Europe Development Banks’s ELENA instrument, the City of Rotterdam will start collaborations to improve energy labels to C or B for almost 200,000 dwellings. Four of the city’s largest social house providers set out to jointly develop the knowledge and expertise to renovate its ageing building stock. This includes for updating knowledge on the potential of specific heating and lighting technologies, the development of standard renovation packages for common building types, and long-term planning of investments. Over the course of the 4-year programme, 900 dwellings will be renovated.



  • UK affordable housing provider, Places for People secured €900,000 in grants from the Europe Commission to demonstrate a state-of-the-art solution to replace old and inefficient, all-electric heated properties, in Padiham. Some ideas to accomplish this are: introduction of common electrical purchasing program for all PFP homes, installation of solar photovoltaic electricity supply, electric only homes, and installation of POD solar thermal and heat storage. By increasing the standard of energy services to their residents through increased comfort and reduced costs, the aim is to reduce resident turnover in this common dwelling type.




  • With a grant of €900,000, the ambitious housing provider of the city of Alingsas, Sweden aims to renovate all its dwellings to near-zero energy standards. As a test case, buildings from the ´million home programme´ period will be renovated. The Council of Europe Development support the programme with technical assistance to develop the most effective renovation options.



  • With €3M support from the European Investment Bank, Rotterdam will set up a programme that will provide intensive, tailored support for such associations. Where the municipality’s team will develop a general communication programme, an independent centre of expertise will make general information on the benefits of renovation via pop-up stores widely available. Furthermore, a group of external advisors will be recruited to engage with associations of owners to provide tailored advice on technical, financial and legal matters.

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