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Thermal insulation properties of sandwich panels and improved thermal comfort

The construction industry is constantly evolving, seeking solutions that not only ensure efficiency and effectiveness, but that are also sustainable and environmentally friendly. In this context, sandwich panels emerge as an innovative solution that offers considerable benefits in terms of thermal insulation while contributing significantly to the thermal comfort of buildings. This article explores the …

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Building the future: the impact of new technologies on off-site construction

Introduction to the construction revolution: dry construction and off-site technologies The construction industry is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by the adoption of innovative methods such as dry construction and off-site technologies. These practices not only accelerate construction processes but also promote sustainability and energy efficiency. Let’s find out together how they are redefining the …

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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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District Level Energy Modelling of Budapest’s 18th Municipality

As part of the EU Horizon 2020 funded project, StepUP, project coordinator IES has created a large scale district model encompassing 114 buildings within the Municipality of the 18th District of Budapest, providing a powerful decision-making tool to evaluate and inform an energy renovation roadmap for the area’s buildings. The aim of this study was to …

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Can smarter Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) enhance the case for the StepUP renovation methodology?

When building owners engage into an energy renovation of their building based on the StepUP renovation methodology, they engage in new technologies and solutions making their building renovation more attractive and affordable. StepUp achieves this by using continuous feedback loops and promoting an iterative deep energy renovation approach, based on data insights, which minimises performance …

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Plug & Play technologies

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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Digital Twins

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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