Model for ESG-Renovation

Model for ESG‑Renovation

The Model for ESG‑Renovation is a fundamental approach illustrating the opportunities of the renovation of the outdated mass housing in  microdistrict residential areas in accordance with the principles of ESG, providing high‑quality environmental, social and governance effects.


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Existing plot
Lack of infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists
Low energy efficiency of houses
Monotonous architecture
Spontaneous parking
Lack of public services
Salvage trees
Insufficient land use
No division of land into public and private

Existing plot

The renovation affects the microdistrict development formed in 1960-1980 and formed primarily by five-storey panel, block and brick sectional houses. Among the main disadvantages of such areas are the monotony of architectural solutions, low density, shortage of public service facilities, as well as poor quality of public spaces and landscaping of adjacent territories. At the same time, the key positive feature of such areas is the abundance of greenery, as well as the scale of development.

Environmental solutions
Green roofs and facades
E4: Climate Resilience and vibrant ecosystems
Divided waste collection
E5: Zero waste
Improving a building’s energy efficiency
E2: Low energy consumption
Rooftop renewable energy sources
E3: Sustainable utilization of available resources
Using local plants in the landscaping
E4: Climate Resilience and vibrant ecosystems
Passive temperature regulation with new balconies
E2: Low energy consumption
Rain garden
E4: Climate Resilience and vibrant ecosystems
Preserving existing trees
E4: Climate Resilience and vibrant ecosystems
Using wood in new construction
E1: Carbon neutral materials and technologies
Emission-free operations
E1: Carbon neutral materials and technologies
Step 1

Environmental solutions

Set of environmental solutions are implemented in order to preserve and maintain the ecological balance of territories, reduce the negative impact on the environment, maintain biological diversity, as well as facilitate the effective use of available resources necessary for the needs of residents.

Social solutions
Relocation to a new house within walking distance
S5: Localism
Developed cycle infrastructure
S3: Healthy spaces and inclusivity
Additional block for higher income residents
S2: Diverse social groups
New active street front
S1: Mixed uses and programmes
Additional floors with larger flats
S2: Diverse social groups
Sport facilities withing walking distance
S3: Healthy spaces and inclusivity
Public rooftop space
S4: Public-Private balance
Step 2

Social solutions

Group of solutions that focus on social improvements driven by a comfortable environment with a variety of opportunities for recreation and leisure within a minute's walk from home. Such solutions make it possible to turn sparse areas into local centres of urban life, forming conditions for the development of social ties among residents.

Governance solutions
ESG renovation grants
G3: Stimulation renovation
New income generating apartments
G4: Mixed financing
Mixed financing programs
G4: Mixed financing
Participatory planning
G2: Public driven design
Online support
G1: Acceleration of the renovation
New land surveying
G1: Acceleration of the renovation
Rooftop food production
G5: Local economy facilitation
Step 3

Governance solutions

Implementation of a strategic set of policies to create opportunities for an open dialogue between residents, city authorities and developers within the framework of the development of the district, as well as to ensure the introduction of new, flexible financial and non-financial instruments that allow the implementation of high-quality projects that meet the interests of all stakeholders.

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Final results and outcomes

Potential result of the ESG-renovation:

  • By 45% increase in the building footprint creating a more active neighbourhood
  • Up to 30% of additional apartment areas
  • Up to 30% increase of commercial and social areas
  • From low quality apartments to comfort livable space
  • Up to 25% density increase activating street life and improving security without overloading the infrastructure
  • Up to 65% CO emission savings due to energy-efficient improvement
  • By 20% More neighbourhood connections through the engagement of new residents in participatory design and collective property management
  • By 56% more residents will participate in the development of renovated districts

ESG New Urban Environment

ESG New Urban Environment