project partners

The deployment of market-transformative solutions for renovation requires a multi-disciplinary approach: the consortium was built to balance backgroundskills and expertise, ensuring the achievement of expected results at scale.

The StepUP team is composed by technology manufacturers, owners, contractors, researchers, designers and consultants on IEQ, M&V and energy, stakeholders engagement, innovation, business modelling, Energy Performance Contracting and technology standardisation.

IES deliver technology that reduces the carbon emissions of buildings and cities worldwide. Our aim is to see that technology used by every building of every city to secure a sustainable future.

IES Ltd. coordinate the StepUP project and will carry out the development of the data intelligence solutions and lifecycle software platform.

​Unismart is the wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Padova in charge of managing the technology transfer and innovation consulting activities directed to public and private bodies. It focuses its activities in the provision of innovation and business support services in several market sectors.

Unismart will lead the innovation management, exploitation, and market strategies for the StepUP results.

Manni Group, founded in Verona in 1945, drives the international market of steel processing, insulating panels and renewable energy and energy efficiency. The Manni Group holding comprises 14 companies operating in 3 different business areas. Manni Group promotes innovation in the processing and use of steel and a sustainable, safe and efficient construction through constant efforts in the R&D.

Manni Group will develop a Plug & Play Envelope solution for deployment in pilots.

Suntherm will develop the SmartHeat energy production and storage solution for deployment in pilots.

Eurecat will lead the prototype development activities, together with outreach and stakeholder engagement.

​ABUD is a Budapest-based consultancy company powered by engineers, architects and researchers, specialized in sustainable building and urban design. The company has broad practical and research experience in the energy efficient refurbishment of existing buildings, including involvement in dynamic energy simulation and sustainability consultancy for renovation projects, especially historical heritage buildings, and research on district level renovation potential.

ABUD will lead the pilot design, installation deployment and feedback loop processes.

Energinvest is a strategic, financial and operational consulting firm specialized in the development and implementation of public and/or private energy efficiency initiatives to scale up investments in energy transition, in particular sustainable and large-scale building energy retrofit investment programs. 

Energinvest will develop business models for owners and smartEPCs for deep renovation.

ACR will manage the Spanish pilot and develop guidelines for lean P&P construction.

The 18th District is located South-East of Budapest and it operates a large number of public buildings. It is the responsibility and also the interest of the municipality to achieve better energy performance related to its public buildings. It is also of high priority to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy resource portfolio. 

BP18 will manage the Hungarian pilot, engaging with the local stakeholders and end users.

IES R&D leads innovation in the use and development of IES solutions by engaging with stakeholders to drive user-focussed products, and lead research projects in new markets.

IES R&D will lead the intelligence deployment and monitoring activities, and the overall scientific and technical direction of the StepUP project.

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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