StepUP

Make decarbonisation of existing buildings a reliable, attractive investment

Solutions and technologies for the uptake of deep energy renovation processes

What is StepUP?

Deep renovation is a key action to drastically reduce energy demand and achieve the EU vision of a decarbonised building stock by 2050. However, only 1% of European buildings are being renovated yearly and shallow retrofits persist with low impact on energy consumption.

The StepUP project is developing new technologies and solutions to make building renovation more attractive and affordable.

To achieve this, StepUP uses continuous feedback loops and promotes an iterative deep energy renovation approach, based on data insights, which minimises performance gaps, reduces investment risks, minimises disruption and positively impacts on energy costs, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and comfort.

Objectives

Make renovation more attractive and reliable

New methodology based on near-real time data intelligence

Reduce the performance gap

<10% by developing an integrated life-cycle software platform 

Minimise time on site

Cut 40% of current renovation onsite work by creating  market-ready modular renovation technologies 

Optimise renovation investments

Innovative financial models

Accelerate the renovation market

Interoperability protocol for renovation solutions

Cost-effective deep energy renovation technologies

Plug & Play Envelope System

Pre-assembled envelope panel integrating windows and provisions for the technical systems

Plug & Play Heat solution

Groundbreaking technology for flexible consumption of thermal energy monitored and optimised through StepUP data tools

Innovative financing tools for deep renovation

Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) based on co-investment, continuous performance measurement and management

Software tools and platform for data collection

Data intelligence solutions to generate a sound base for the continuous measurement and verification of the renovation

Pilots

Public non-residential building

Budapest, Hungary

Multi-family residential dwelling

Pamplona, Spain

Rental private-office building

Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

News & Events

Why ESCOs should partner with StepUP

Energy Services Companies or ESCOs have been involved in designing and implementing efficiency measures in buildings since the eighties in North America, and the mid-nineties in Europe. Using Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) as the model to deliver guaranteed energy savings to building owners in the public and private sectors, they have been quite successful in …

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The renovation Zöld Liget Kindergarten, in the first phase of the StepUP project – step by step

The Municipality of the 18th District of Budapest Capital participates in the StepUP project as a demonstration site to integrate the technologies developed in the project in a public building in need of energy modernization, as well as test their effectiveness. Out of the entire public building stock, the Zöld Liget Kindergarten in Pestszentimre met all …

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Manni Group presents the StepUP project in the Eurac Research training course on Façade Architecture, Construction and Engineering (FACE)

Manni Group presents the StepUP project in the Eurac Research training course on Façade Architecture, Construction and Engineering (FACE) On November 22nd, StepUP project partner Manni Group participated in the 5th edition of the high specialisation training course on Façade Architecture, Construction and Engineering (FACE), entitled “Advanced course on innovative building façades” and organised by …

Manni Group presents the StepUP project in the Eurac Research training course on Façade Architecture, Construction and Engineering (FACE) Read More »

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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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