outPHit Makes Retrofits Easier
A deep energy retrofit need not be complicated. Rather, the building project requires planning and patience. A wave of retrofits at scale is indispensable for the building sector to effectively contribute to climate protection. This is precisely what the European Union is focusing on: the outPHit project aims to simplify retrofits and to reliably implement highly energy efficient buildings. 17 model projects throughout Europe are ready to be retrofitted.
The partners of the outPHit project funded by the European Union (EU) are pursuing two main objectives: conventional retrofits will be carried out more efficiently, and serial retrofits will be improved by means of prefabricated building components with a wide dissemination of their benefit. In both cases, the outPHit project aims at reliably implementing a high level of energy efficiency. There is a huge demand for large scale retrofitting. Taking Germany as an example: its 21 million buildings are dedicating around 75 percent of their total energy consumption just to space heating, according to the German Energy Agency DENA. This also applies to other European countries. At the same time, the EU requires that so called ‘nearly zero energy buildings’ (NZEB) should be implemented at scale by 2030. For energy-related improvements, time is running out.