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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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