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

Development and Testing Plug & Play technologies

Development and Testing Plug & Play technologies The StepUP project develops technologies for deep renovation with the aim of minimizing the performance gap and optimizing investments, whilst scaling up promising technologies solutions to Plug & Play (P&P) building-level applications. Plug&Play Solutions Development The market of deep renovation technologies today offers a variety of established and …

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EU Pilot Sites show how Digital Twins can support building retrofits

EU Pilot Sites show how Digital Twins can support building retrofits As coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project, StepUP, IES are helping to develop affordable solutions aimed at transforming the energy renovation market and making the decarbonisation of existing buildings a reliable, attractive and sustainable investment. To support these objectives, IES have been applying …

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Open Innovation concept – The TPC lesson for StepUP

Open Innovation concept – The TPC lesson for StepUP “Open Innovation is a noble principle, but in real life it is a utopia”. This could be a common reaction to the Open Innovation concept, especially in conservative environment such as the construction industry. But what is exactly “Open Innovation”?  The definition was given for 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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