Our Work

 

Delivering nearly zero energy buildings on a broad scale, for new builds and even more importantly for retrofits, will be one of the main challenges for the construction sector moving towards Europe’s 2020 and 2030 energy and climate objectives. The promotion of high quality, extremely efficient renovation approaches as well as the increased uptake of these approaches is of the essence.

Delivering on energy performance

outPHit is bridging the gap between research and reality and addressing barriers to the uptake of high quality deep retrofits by

  • INTEGRATING existing renovation approaches that make use of streamlined processes or pre-fabricated elements with the high performance of the EnerPHit Standard
  • SUPPORTING building component suppliers to further improve their products, making them compatible with deep retrofits to the EnerPHit Standard
  • CRAFTING a certification scheme for whole house renovation systems, tools and guides to support decision making
  • DRAFTING simplified monitoring and approval concepts for the renovation design stage
  • DEVELOPING a one-stop-shop business model for deep renovation by collaborating with local contractors and building users.
  • BOOSTING demand for streamlined, high performance approaches by involving stakeholders in the promotion of findings
  • COMMUNICATING results across Europe with informational material, trainings and workshops to raise awareness and build capacity

The consortium driving the outPHit project is raising awareness for prefabricated and streamlined renovation concepts and actually supporting renovation projects throughout Europe. Project partners will offer consultation and quality assurance in all seven partner countries to ensure refurbishment outcomes grounded in Passive House principles, meeting the ambitious energy performance requirements of the EnerPHit Standard for retrofits.