BEEM-UP is a Public Private Partnership collaborative project that aims to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives for drastically reducing the energy demand demand in existing residential buildings, and lay the ground for massive market uptake of such initiatives.

BEEM-UP Stands for Building Energy Efficiency for Massive market Uptake

BEEM-UP involves key expertise to implement and demonstrate innovative building and energy management approaches with the overall aim to improve energy efficiency and obtain better indoor comfort conditions.

The BEEM-UP project takes an integral approach to overcome technical, social and economic barriers through three ambitious retrofitting projects in Sweden, the Netherlands and France.


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The BEEM-UP is a demonstration project, where the methodology is implemented and developed in three pilot sites serving as demonstrators. To support a high replication potential and prove massive market uptake potential, the demonstrators are located in France, Sweden and the Netherlands.

The three pilot sites are multi family residential buildings where tenants live on a rental tenure structure basis.

Country France Sweden The Netherlands
City Paris Alingsås Delft
Year of construction 1950s 1970s 1950s
Number of dwellings 87 129 108
Owner/Partner ICF Novedis Alingsåshem AB Woonbron


The main objective of the BEEM-UP Project is to develop and demonstrate cost-effective and high performance renovation of existing residential multi-family buildings, drastically reducing the energy demand up to 75%.

How are we going to achieve such an ambitious objective?

  We have a multi-disciplinary Project Team, including Consultants, Researchers, Industrial Suppliers, Contractors and, overall, the Building Owners.

  We have developed a common methodology to select the optimal scenario considering all KPIs and stakeholder´s interests.

  We have planned, executed, supervised and controlled the 3 retrofitting projects, paying special attention to the tenant´s as key stakeholders of the processes.  


Up to date, preliminary results are available from the three pilot sites. The monitoring process has yet to be completed, and by the end of 2014, final results and conclusions of the monitoring data analysis will be published in this section of the website. 

Preliminary results based on simulations indicate that we have been moving on the right way, and we are proud to indicate the following data: 

  France (ICF)

"The technology package chosen for the retrofit indicates high-energy efficiency; going beyond the BEEM-UP target with an estimated energy demand reduction of 76% (89% for space heating). The recuperation of waste water heat rising the total energy savings up to 80%.

After refurbishment the building will not be only energy efficient, but also the overall functionality will be enhanced.

The monitoring system will produce the figures to calculate the real final consumption."

  The Netherlands (Woonbron)

According to calculations, the improvements reached 77% depending on building type and the interventions executed upon tenants requests. Preliminary results show that most flats investigated after the retrofit reach Energy label A. 

  Alingsås (Alingsåshem)

Following the policy on environmental, economic and social sustainability, Alingsåshem decided on a major internal and external reconstruction using passive house technique. Simulations performed according to the interventions anticipate an overall energy use reduction of 76% and a heating energy reduction of 89%. Preliminary data from the monitoring show a measured energy reduction of 83% in the first BEEM-UP block.


Start: Jan 2011 | Duration: 4 years | Total budget: 7.7M€ | EU Contribution: 4.86M€ | 3 demonstrations, 20 Partners, 7 countries