Flexible Building Renovation Shared Solutions

The Retrofitting Market Activation Platform based on the generation of standard modules for energy efficiency and clean energy solutions


The EU aims to be climate-neutral by 2050 - an economy with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. To reach this ambitious target for buildings, most European homes require deep renovation - improving their energy efficiency by 50% or even more. Yet, many supply and demand-side barriers prevent building renovation from reaching the necessary scale in the residential sector. Solving these would also benefit homeowners and occupants, in terms of finances and quality of life.

A wealth of solutions has been developed under European projects, including technical solutions, innovative business models and financing schemes for renovation practices in the EU, generally supporting holistic people-centered approaches, involving the whole value chain.

The re-MODULEES project, funded by Horizon 2020, specifically addresses this opportunity. It represents a spin-off initiative from a cluster of several Horizon 2020 projects on deep renovation. Its strategic collaborative objective is to capitalise lessons learnt and key exploitable results, to achieve a real market uptake of innovative and flexible renovation practices in Europe. The mission of the re-MODULEES project is: 

  • To create an EU-wide "umbrella" framework for energy efficiency in existing residential buildings based on the generation of standard modules for the renovation market activation and up-take. 
  • To join and combine Knowledge, Approaches and Tools in 4 physical Renovation Hubs and 7 Local Advisory Boards (LABs).
  • To accelerate deep renovation processes and contribute to the decarbonisation of the EU building stock.

    The re-MODULEES project aims to bridge the gap between research and practice by:
  • Making deep renovations easier, faster and more attractive for stakeholders by fostering market uptake and giving access to key results of relevant European projects.
  • Nudging relevant stakeholders to renovation by fostering holistic consumer-centred business models and decision tools, supported by evidence-based performances.
  • Facilitating decision making on deep renovation by tackling demand and supply sided social, financial and legal barriers.
  • Fostering the implementation of the re-MODULEES actions in seven demonstration pilot markets.
  • Rolling out the re-MODULEES concept at a European level, supported by a go-to-market exploitation at member state level.

The project’s coordinator is Huygen Ingenieurs & Adviseurs (HIA) and consortium consists of 16 partners and includes participants with expertise to support the set up and uptake of user-centred business models and value proposition for the uptake of renovation solution at the local level, participants with expertise on developing and managing operational renovation platforms, including expertise on gamification user-centred features, participants from the application side, with expertise on legislative, financial and operational barriers for the uptake of renovation practices, partners from the supply side, managing or operating renovation platforms as will be demonstrated in the pilot communities, participants with a large European network for further dissemination.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 955529.

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