Industrialisation of sustainable and circular deep renovation workflows

•                    Deadline: 21 January 2025

Expected outcome:

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Streamlining resource-efficient     nearly    zero-energy     performance     renovation processes.
  • Renovations with a reduction of at least 30% waste, 25% cost, and 30% work time, compared to current deep renovation processes.
  • Reduced energy performance gap between as-built and as-designed, and higher contruction
  • Innovative, tailored business models for deep renovation, generating economies of scale and contributing to an increased rate of renovation.
  • Improved comfort, Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Environmental



In line with the Renovation Wave and in order to meet long-term climate and energy targets, more action is needed to increase the rate and depth of building renovation. Several recent projects and calls have focused on prefabrication for deep renovation, but more work is needed to develop innovative, seamless workflows from design to off-site prefabrication, to installation, construction on-site, maintenance and future dismantling, reuse and recycling of prefabricated elements, duly considering life cycle performance, sustainability, and the potential to us the buildings as carbon sinks.

Proposals are expected to address all of the following:

  • Investigate innovative approaches for industrialised deep circular renovation, covering the whole workflow from design through to off-site prefabrication, installation, construction on-site and strategies for maintenance, operation and end of life.
  • Ensure the proposed approaches aim to achieve the highest level of energy performance with a view toward zero-emission buildings, ensuring a high level of indoor environment quality, keeping costs in an attractive range for owners and
  • Make use of innovative processes and technologies, including those delivered by previous research, such as design based on circularity principles, prefabricated components, and digital tools that allow optimization of workflows (cost, time, quality, resource use).
  • Demonstrate a seamless integration of the proposed approaches with state-of-the- art digital technologies for construction and renovation.


  • Select processes and technologies that can be easily tailored to give a maximum potential for rapid and broad deployment at European level.
  • Contribute to the activities of the Built’People partners and to the Built’people network of innovation clusters.