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.


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


Public non-residential building

Budapest, Hungary

Multi-family residential dwelling

Pamplona, Spain

Rental private-office building

Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

News & Events

StepUP consortium celebrate the 38M project’s meeting in Barcelona

The StepUP consortium celebrate the 38M project’s meeting in Barcelona StepUP partners have met to celebrate the 38-month project’s General Assembly on 27th and 28th of September in Eurecat’s facilities located in Barcelona (Spain).  Representatives from each partner entity have joined the meeting to present the latest results achieved, review all the work done and …

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Presenting the StepUP project at the Sustainable Places Conference 2022

Presenting the StepUP project at the Sustainable Places Conference 2022 StepUP project’s partners participated in two different sessions held as part of the 10th annual edition of the Sustainable Places Conference, which was celebrated as a hybrid event, from 6th to 9th of September in Nice, France.   Project’s coordinator Amisha Panchal from the from …

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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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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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