Despite the high necessity for renovations in the built environment in Europe, the current progress falls below expectations. So far, the weighted annual energy renovation rate is as low as 1%. The reality is that renovation is held back by barriers at different points throughout the value chain – from the initial decision to renovate, to financing and project completion. On the upside, recent technological developments together with the EU’s ambition to place energy efficiency and renewability at the forefront of sustainable development, can set off the Renovation Wave, offering a great opportunity to make renovation a win-win for climate neutrality and equitable economic recovery.
InCUBE envisions to unlock the EU renovation wave through cutting-edge standardised and integrated processes based on industrialisation, innovative renewable energy technologies, digitalisation, and new market entrants. All while accounting for social inclusion, gender mainstreaming and upskilling of current and protentional workforce. The solutions emerging from InCUBE will be validated in 3 large-scale demo sites: Zaragoza (Spain), Trento (Italy) and Groningen (Netherlands).