Research project

Innosuisse Flagship RENOWAVE

RENOWAVE is a flagship project of the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse). It aims to reduce the CO₂ emissions of the Swiss building stock by renovating buildings and switching from fossil fuels to renewable energies.

The technical, financial, and organisational challenges associated with increasing the renovation rate are numerous. The RENOWAVE project is tackling these challenges with an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach - with research partners from various scientific disciplines and with implementation partners representing the various players in the complex refurbishment process chain.

A total of 46 implementation partners and 16 research groups are working together on 16 sub-projects relating to the refurbishment of existing buildings. The 16 sub-projects are in the areas of «Information, co-operation and support», «Technology and architecture», «Finances, regulations and law» and «Business strategies and renovation clusters».

Contact: Daniel Philippen

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Duration: 01.02.2022 - 28.02.2026