New deep energy renovation processes and methodologies to improve the energy performance and renovation of buildings.
StepUP project aims to develop cost-effective solutions and technologies to transform the deep renovation market and make buildings decarbonisation a reliable, attractive and sustainable investment. To achieve this, StepUP uses continuous feedback loops and promotes an iterative deep energy renovation approach, based on Big Data, which minimises performance problems, reduce financial barriers and optimises investments.
The solution developed by StepUP will target three different types of structures: multi-family residential dwellings, public non-residential buildings and rental private office buildings. Besides, the project will promote new financial models to optimize energy, comfort and cost performance over the building life.
StepUP is addressed to achieve the challenge of the decarbonisation process in the European buildings stock by 2050. A goal that, according to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), will be effective if the market achieves a deep renovation energy, a key action to reduce drastically buildings’ energy demand.
The project, that counts with the participation of Eurecat’s Product Development Unit and Sustainability Unit, is formed by a consortium of 9 European partners.