StepUP

Make decarbonisation of existing buildings a reliable, attractive investment

What is StepUP?

Deep renovation is key to drastically reduce energy demand and achieve the EU vision of a decarbonised building stock by 2050. The technology to achieve this reduction is available on the market today, but shallow retrofits persist. To transform the market and increase the rate of renovation across Europe, it needs to become an attractive, low-risk investment.
StepUP will develop a new process for deep renovation for decarbonisation,  to minimise performance gap, reduce investment risk and maximise value. 

Our Objectives

Make

renovation more attractive and reliable

Reduce

the performance gap to <10%

Minimise

Time on site to <40%

Optimise

renovation investments

Accelerate

the renovation market

Project Partners

NEWS

StepUP research paper presented during the NSB Conference 2020

StepUP research paper presented during the NSB Conference 2020 StepUP project has been presented during a session held within the 12th Nordic Symposium on Buildings Physics (NSB 2020), celebrated last 7th – 9th of September. Project partner Girish Mallya, Software Engineer at Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), participated at the session “Energy performance of buildings”, which …

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StepUP project takes part in Sustainable Places Digital Conference

StepUP project takes part in Sustainable Places Digital Conference The StepUP project has been presented during the workshop “Innovative Solutions Supporting the NZEB renovation” organised during the Sustainable Places Conference, which has been celebrated in a virtual format between the 27th – 30th of October 2020. The workshop, taking place on October 30th, was aimed …

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Using Digital Twins to Optimise Renovations and Drive Zero-Carbon

Using Digital Twins to Optimise Renovations and Drive Zero-Carbon Why Renovate? To reach ambitious zero-carbon targets that are set for 2050, we must start by improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings. Why? Because there are so many buildings already built that are wasting energy. It seems simple on paper. But why then are renovation …

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StepUP project celebrates its 1st year meeting

StepUP project celebrates its 1st year meeting StepUP partners have met online for the project’s 1st year General Assembly on 28-30 of July 2020. During the meetings, partners have reviewed the project tasks done during the past months and planned next steps for the upcoming activities to make decarbonisation of existing buildings’ stock a reliable …

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Beyond energy cost savings for a more attractive deep renovation of buildings’ stock

Beyond energy cost savings for a more attractive deep renovation of buildings’ stock What is the main benefit, which firstly comes to mind, when thinking of energy renovations?   In the traditional approach, building owners or developers base their decision making on the expected energy-related cost savings: this argument has been the focal point in the …

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 847053.

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