Local Integrated Home Renovation Services: how to make them viable?


How to make local Integrated Home Renovation Services (IHRS) viable on a long-run?” This is the key question the collaborative workshop organized on the 29th of September by Energy Cities in the framework of the Horizon 2020 ORFEE project will strive to answer. The workshop, which will take place in Brussels during the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2022), is organized in cooperation with some other projects, among which there is EUROPA, and will bring together the majority of the existing IHRS in Europe.


Local Integrated Home Renovation Services for home energy renovation are a powerful solution to Europe’s housing renovation challenge. They make ambitious energy renovation simpler for homeowners and bring public authorities closer to the achievement of their climate objectives.

Popping up all around Europe for more than 10 years, their achievements prove they are useful. But their business models remain fragile because they depend to large extent on the interest of homeowners and the support of public authorities.

The discussion will be focused on how IHRS deal with the following three topics: the engagement of homeowners and the customer journey; the OSS business model & financing and the financing of energy renovation work; the quality of renovation works.

EUROPA will actively participate by sharing the experience gained during the development of the project.

Targeted participants are local and regional IHRS, their supporters from local, national, and EU institutions, financing institutions, and the private sector.