Looking for measures to improve the energy performance of their buildings, owners frequently opt for conventional solutions, such as composite thermal insulation systems based on rigid foam polystyrene, due to worries about possible complications, e.g. damp. A central aim of a study, carried out at the Technische Universität München as part of the research cooperation “Holzbau der Zukunft” (Timber Construction for the Future), therefore was the development of a catalogue, promoting refurbishment measures, based on the usage of timber and derived timber products. A series of fact sheets on the recommended measures, that can be copied and added to an energy performance certificate, set out what is involved in each case. They contain a short description of the proposed measure, and illustrations to represent the situation before and after measures are taken. Plus a summary of the advantages and disadvantages, as well as an explanation of the main structural and physical aspects such as thermal insulation, thermal bridges, damp proofing, acoustic insulation and fire protection. To conclude, the main parameters affecting the cost effectiveness of the particular measures are set out in a table.