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

Eurecat presents StepUP during a session on challenges of R&D&I projects organised by ETSAB – Barcelona School of Architecture

Eurecat presents StepUP during a session on challenges of R&D&I projects organised by ETSAB – Barcelona School of Architecture David Masip, architect and researcher from Eurecat, presented the StepUP project during the session “Challenges and strategies for the development of R&D&I projects” organised as part of the Innovation and Technology master of ETSAB – the …

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The StepUP project takes part in the “Fiera della Formazione” of UniZEB

The StepUP project takes part in the “Fiera della Formazione” of UniZEB Partners from the StepUP project participated in the “Fiera della Formazione”, an event organised by UniZEB which took place last 2nd of November in Padua (Italy). Gianluca Perillo and Davide Quaggiotto, from UniSMART – Fondazione Università di Padova, and Cesare Arvetti, from Isopan, …

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StepUP project presented during an event on industrialised construction sustainability organised by Isopan and Manni Green Tech

StepUP project presented during an event on industrialised construction sustainability organised by Isopan and Manni Green Tech StepUP partners presented the project during the “Offsite = Green?” event, focused on  industrialised construction and sustainability, organised by Isopan and Manni Green Tech and celebrated last 25th of October in Joan Miró Foundation of Barcelona (Spain). David …

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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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