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Reimarkt: A One-Stop-Shop for the Netherlands

Reimarkt: A One-Stop-Shop for the Netherlands

Reimarkt is a One-Stop-Shop for energy efficiency renovations in the east of the Netherlands. The shop was founded in 2014 and has been involved in the renovation of more than 6,000 buildings. Its main specialization is the renovation of buildings owned by social housing companies (there is a large number of them in the Netherlands). Organising...

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Klimatfastigheter: A One-Stop-Shop for Sweden

Klimatfastigheter: A One-Stop-Shop for Sweden

Klimatfastigheter Småland AB offers energy renovations of single-family houses, by managing the entire process from day one, on homeowners' terms and based on their conditions. With the help of Klimatfastigheter, homeowners lower their operational costs, increase the comfort of their dwelling, and strengthen their finances. To the best of our...

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Île-de-France Energies: A One-Stop-Shop for condominiums

Île-de-France Energies: A One-Stop-Shop for condominiums

Île-de-France region includes Paris city and dense suburbs, rural areas and some other towns within a radius of 60 km around Paris. With 12 million inhabitants on 12 000 km2, it is one of the most densely populated regions in Europe. The Region counts 4.7 million homes, of which 72% are multi-family buildings. Some of these buildings belong to...

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Hauskunft: The One-Stop-Shop for Vienna

Hauskunft: The One-Stop-Shop for Vienna

The RenoBooster project, led by the City of Vienna (Department of Technical Urban Renewal, MA 25), aims to increase the overall renovation rate of private housing in Vienna in order to contribute to the achievement of climate targets. It is funded by the EU under the Horizon 2020 programme. Numerous partners from complementary fields are...

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Régie du SPEE: A One-Stop-Shop for Northern France

Régie du SPEE: A One-Stop-Shop for Northern France

The Regional Public Service for Energy Efficiency of Hauts-de-France («Régie du SPEE») offers a complete service to massively increase energy renovation in private housing. A small revolution in the world of renovation since the offer is based on third-party financing. Thanks to the combination of technical support and financing, it guarantees...

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A One-Stop-Shop for Toulouse: The “Maison de L’Énergie” opens its doors

A One-Stop-Shop for Toulouse: The “Maison de L’Énergie” opens its doors

I-HEROS (Integrated Home Energy RenOvation Service) is a project funded in the same Horizon 2020-programme as ProRetro. It develops an entirely integrated home renovation service for homeowners in Toulouse Métropole in the south of France. By increasing the coordination between existing programs and targeting specific households, this...

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A One-Stop-Shop for Berlin

A One-Stop-Shop for Berlin

As part of the EU-funded project ProRetro, the Berlin Energy Agency (BEA) is developing a new service for owners of condominiums and their associations in Berlin. The goal is to support them in the energy renovation of their buildings. This will help to fill a gap in Berlin’s existing range of advice services in the future.

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Hanover Region: More convenient and faster energy renovations

Hanover Region: More convenient and faster energy renovations

A large number of public and private advisory services offering support for energy renovations exist in the Hanover Region. The Climate Protection Agency Hanover Region and proKlima – the enercity fund want to bundle these services and make them more well-known. By bundling diverse services related to energy renovations we strive to increase the...

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First-hand feedback: Focus groups generate new insights

First-hand feedback: Focus groups generate new insights

The ProRetro project team held four focus groups in September and October 2021. Their goal was to discuss the business models that were developed in the first year of the project with potential customers and thereby learn how the concepts are received. The implementing partners invited potential customers to participate in the virtual group interviews. The predominantly positive feedback confirms the project’s approach. However, queries also showed that some questions remain to be addressed. …

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A One-Stop-Shop for energy efficiency renovations in Bottrop

A One-Stop-Shop for energy efficiency renovations in Bottrop

Building owners in Bottrop wishing to renovate their residential building in terms of energy efficiency can take advantage of the wide range of support services offered by Innovation City Management GmbH (ICM). In particular, these include Energy advice, advice on subsidies, support with subsidy applications, contractor search and financing....

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Raumfabrik AG becomes a One-Stop-Shop

Raumfabrik AG becomes a One-Stop-Shop

From fall 2021 on, Raumfabrik will expand its service "renovation, refurbishment, conversion – from a single source" by a new focus on energy efficiency and sustainable building materials. Thereby, Raumfabrik becomes even closer to an "all-inclusive" one-stop-shop for energy efficiency renovations. The project ProRetro, funded by the European...

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A One-Stop-Shop for Böblingen District

A One-Stop-Shop for Böblingen District

In the district of Böblingen, homeowner associations with the intention to renovate will soon have the opportunity to try out a new service. It does not matter whether they want to renew their heating system, insulate their roof or even carry out a complete renovation. Owners who do not know which contractors to contact or how to organise the...

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Survey shows need for one-stop-shops

Survey shows need for one-stop-shops

From February to April 2021 the ProRetro team conducted an online survey among owners of residential buildings. With this survey, we have collected additional data that will help implementing partners design their one-stop-shops. 183 owners of residential buildings have participated in our survey. The respondents are both from the ProRetro project cities and regions (i.e., Berlin, Boeblingen, Bottrop, Hanover and Wuppertal) and other parts of Germany.

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Energy-Efficient Refurbishment from a Single Source

Energy-Efficient Refurbishment from a Single Source

Launch of the EU-funded “ProRetro” project: In mid-June 2020, the project partners of the ProRetro project, coordinated by the Wuppertal Institute, met for a virtual kick-off meeting and officially started their work on the project. The objective of ProRetro is to …

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