Deep Retrofit solutions for cities and real estate owners

Cities face the need to make their current building stock more energy efficient, comfortable and effective. Right now, buildings account for approximately 40% of CO2 emissions in the EU. If we don’t taking action, this will grow as by 2050 around 66% of the population is expected to live in urban areas.

Small, incremental change is not enough to make the built environment compliant to the Paris Goals. Therefore, EIT Climate-KIC works on transformative, systemic innovation that aims to trigger a shift in the system, with the explicit goal to promote retrofit and decentralised energy. Multiple stakeholders from technology, legislation, local government, and finance all need to solve to this issue, and although many are willing to contribute, they are also waiting for each other.

The Building Technologies Accelerator program (BTA) aims to address this systemic challenge. Although the need for climate solutions is becoming more urgent, integrated and scalable innovations are scarcely available and not easy to find or procure. This is the gap in the market that BTA bridges, bringing together supply and demand for Deep Retrofit and thus bringing momentum to the system. By offering scalable and affordable deep retrofit solutions BTA supports cities to achieve their zero energy ambitions.

To deliver the right solutions, BTA has an extensive network with the best partners from academia and industry in the fields of Deep Retrofit, Energy Efficiency, Health and Wellbeing in Buildings.

Together we work with cities, housing corporations, housing associations, start-ups and real estate companies to achieve impact at scale.

Click here to read more about EIT Climate-KIC’s vision on systemic innovation

Together with the city of Rotterdam we explore new ways of matchmaking with the objective to find fitting climate solutions for private home owners associations. Read more about our Matchmaking services.

About BTA

Building Technologies Accelerator (BTA) is a programme by EIT Climate-KIC: the EU’s largest public private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero carbon economy.