Pathways towards an Energetic Refurbishment Replication Strategy for Eastern European Countries - Findings from the EU project BEEM-UP
Conference poster, 2014

The goal of significantly increasing the energetic performance of multifamily buildings through effective retrofit measures has been proven to be feasible in three pilot sites in the Netherlands, Sweden and France in the BEEM-UP project. Further development of the project would naturally be to seek ways towards implementation of the gained experience on an even bigger scale, namely Eastern European countries with a large energetic refurbishment potential. However, the European Union comprises of countries of various stages of economic development, social-cultural values and environmental framework conditions so that the strategies discovered need to be translated to the specific national context. The goal of this paper is to evaluate seven countries from Eastern Europe by collecting and condensing information to great levels of abstraction, divided into seven major categories. The paper concludes on the major barriers towards energy efficiency and proposed a concrete strategy on how to overcome them.


Eastern Europe

energy efficiency



Denitsa Dineva

Chalmers, Architecture

Justin Boucher

Niko Heeren

Holger Wallbaum

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Alexander Wunderlich

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Building Technology

Proceedings of the World Sustainable Building Conference 2014

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Building Technologies

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)


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