out­PHit

Deep ret­ro­fits made faster, cheap­er and more re­li­able

Our build­ing stock is gen­er­ally in­ef­fi­cient. The en­ergy that our build­ings waste makes them both key con­trib­ut­ors to cli­mate change and amp­li­fi­ers of en­ergy poverty. Deep ret­ro­fit­ting to tackle this waste and im­prove build­ing per­form­ance is thus rightly at the heart of build­ing-re­lated policies at all gov­ern­ment­al levels. Yet while one-stop-shop and “en­er­gie­sprong” ap­proaches have helped stand­ard­ise ret­ro­fit­ting meth­ods or make them oth­er­wise more ac­cess­ible, the de­liv­ery of con­sist­ently high qual­ity deep ret­ro­fits re­mains a chal­lenge. Out­PHit pairs such ap­proaches with the rigour of Pass­ive House prin­ciples to make deep ret­ro­fits cost-ef­fect­ive, faster and more re­li­able.

On the basis of case stud­ies across Europe and in col­lab­or­a­tion with a wide vari­ety of stake­hold­ers, out­PHit is ad­dress­ing bar­ri­ers to the up­take of high qual­ity deep ret­ro­fits while fa­cil­it­at­ing the de­vel­op­ment of high per­form­ance ren­ov­a­tion sys­tems, tools for de­cision mak­ing and qual­ity as­sur­ance safe­guards.

We are just get­ting star­ted. Stay tuned for more!