StepUP

Make decarbonisation of existing buildings a reliable, attractive investment

What is StepUP?

Deep renovation is key to drastically reduce energy demand and achieve the EU vision of a decarbonised building stock by 2050. The technology to achieve this reduction is available on the market today, but shallow retrofits persist. To transform the market and increase the rate of renovation across Europe, it needs to become an attractive, low-risk investment.
StepUP will develop a new process for deep renovation for decarbonisation,  to minimise performance gap, reduce investment risk and maximise value. 

Our Objectives

Make

renovation more attractive and reliable

Reduce

the performance gap to <10%

Minimise

Time on site to <40%

Optimise

renovation investments

Accelerate

the renovation market

Project Partners

NEWS

Presenting StepUP at the event “Innovating in the rehabilitation of buildings for decarbonization” organised by URBANEW

StepUP project partner Manni Group attended the event “Innovating in the rehabilitation of buildings for decarbonization” organised as part of the URBANEW pilot program and celebrated last 10th of April in Barcelona (Spain).   Juanjo Guardiola, project partner and technical prescription manager at Manni Group – Isopan Ibérica, participated in the session “Marketplace of innovative …

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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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Eurecat disseminates StepUP during the REBUILD Congress 2024

The StepUP project was represented during the REBUILD Congress, the leading innovation event for building industry, celebrated from 19th – 21st of March in IFEMA-Madrid (Spain).   Project’s partners from Eurecat attended the event and showcased StepUP as one of its key European projects developing innovative solutions and technologies to transform the energy market and increase …

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StepUP partner ACR organises a workshop with architecture students from the University of Navarra

On February 19th, StepUP project partners from ACR celebrated, as part of the course “Constructive Design”, a workshop targeting 5th undergrade architecture students from the University of Navarra. María Ibañez, head of R&D projects at ACR, moderated the workshop that was divided in two main sections: industrialisation and digitalisation. During the first part, StepUP project …

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Implementation of a multifunctional Plug-and-Play façade using a set-based design approach

Journal of Design Facade and Engineering – Special Issue Multifunctional Façades for Renovation through Industrialization (Vol. 11, Número 2, pp. 71-97) by Massip, David, Rafols Ribas, Irene (Eurecat Technology Center), & Marrone, Grazia (MANNI Group). Abstract An immediate paradigm shift is needed to transform the deep renovation market for improved building performance and expanded energy …

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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 …

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StepUP takes part in the DRIVE 0 Final Symposium & Clustering workshop on innovative trends in sustainable construction

StepUP takes part in the DRIVE 0 Final Symposium & Clustering workshop on innovative trends in sustainable construction StepUP project partners participated in the Final Symposium & Clustering workshop “Fostering experiences from EU innovation projects to accelerate a sustainable built environment” organised by the European project Drive 0 and celebrated on November 15th in the …

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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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Workshop targeting ESCOS presenting StepUP smartEPC model held in Brussels

Workshop targeting ESCOS presenting StepUP smartEPC model held in Brussels On 29th June, StepUP partner Energinvest organised the workshop “Energy Performance Contracting in combination with innovative deep building renovation processes and technologies”. During the event, the innovative smartEPC model for building renovation, being scaled up with some of the methodologies, processes, and technologies covering all …

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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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