Industrialisation of sustainable and circular deep renovation workflows

Deadline: 21 January 2025

Expected outcome:

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

  • Streamlining resource-efficient nearly zero-energy performance renovation processes.
  • Reduced energy performance gap between as-built and as-designed, and higher construction
  • Innovative, tailored business models for deep renovation, generating economies of scale and contributing to an increased rate of
  • 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 use 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
  • 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
  • Demonstrate a seamless integration of the proposed approaches with state-of-the- art digital technologies for construction and
  • Select processes and technologies that can be easily tailored to give a maximum potential for rapid and broad deployment at European
  • Investigate innovative business models, accounting for potential market and regulatory barriers, in view of mass deployment and Europe-wide