Building Energy Efficiency for Massive Market UPtake (BEEM UP)
Research Project , 2012 – 2015

BEEM-UP will demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives, drastically reducing the energy consumption in existing buildings, and lay the ground for massive market uptake. BEEM-UP involves the building owners at 3 sites in France, Sweden and the Netherlands to implement an innovative approach to go beyond a 75% reduction in space heat energy consumption. Ambitious energy reduction will be demonstrated as the economically most attractive alternative for retrofitting. In integrated design the building owners, industry, designers and energy experts collaborate around the building to reach a higher performance and be more adapted to the tenant needs than if just plugging in separate solutions. New concepts will be identified that can be replicated in further retrofit projects. The main challenge is to turn energy reduction in existing buildings into standard option on the market. Going beyond pure demonstration, BEEM-UP will develop an exploitation plan based on green value, actively disseminate it across Europe, and interact with stakeholders, to create a solid demand for energy reductions by building owners, and make BEEM-UP a model for future retrofits.


Holger Wallbaum (contact)

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

York Ostermeyer

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology


ACCIONA Infrastructures

Alcobendas-Madrid, Spain


Alingsås, Sweden

Basf Se

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Bax & Willems

Barcelona, Spain

Delft University of Technology

Delft, Netherlands

Dura Vermeer

Rotterdam, Netherlands


Rotterdam, Netherlands

ICF Novedis

Paris, France

ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere

Coimbra, Portugal

ITAINNOVA - Instituto Tecnologico De Aragon

Zaragoza, Spain

LUWOGE consult

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Maastricht University

Maastricht, Netherlands

Mac Puar

Sevilla, Spain


Anglet, France

Siemens Schweiz

Zürich, Switzerland


Solna, Sweden


Madrid, Spain

SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB

Borås, Sweden

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH)

Zürich, Switzerland


Rotterdam, Netherlands


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/260039
Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2015

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Areas of Advance

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