Project RenoBooster and its Goals

As part of the RenoBooster project, a One-Stop-Shop is being set up for the refurbishment of private residential buildings – with the aim to boost renovations in Vienna. The project is funded by the EU with EUR 1.9 million as part of the "Horizon 2020" programme. RenoBooster is aimed at private home owners thus including single-family houses, residential buildings and condominiums.

Building before and after deep renovation

Ottakringer Straße 68 before and after deep renovation

The aim of the project is to create a one-stop shop for private owners of residential buildings. There they can obtain information and advisory services on legal and technical aspects as well as on funding and financing options for the refurbishment.

The one-stop-shop will accompany owners in all phases of the refurbishment of their building or apartment: from the very first consideration, decision-making via advice on the structural implementation until quality assurance after completion of the refurbishment works.

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Project Conception over 3.5 years

The project started in May 2019 und will go until October 2022. The project is funded by the EU with EUR 1.9 million. The first 10 months a thorough analysis on the current situation was done. A telephone survey with 1,000 home owners gave information on reasons why to renovate and barriers. Different stakeholder and focus groups gave insides into the perspectives and wishes from the supply side. At the same time the current situation on offers in the renovation market was analysed in order to identify gaps.

With this information the conceptual phase of the project will start in spring 2020. Existing services will be adjusted and better fit to the needs of the owners. Furthermore, new services will be developed. The adjusted and newly developed services will be tested and evaluated during the project time, likely starting in autumn 2020.

Part of the project is also to analyse the current subsidy and legal framework conditions in Vienna. This will allow suggesting improvements not only in the regulatory framework but also in the subsidies allowing even better on-point financing for refurbishment works.

At the end of the project it is the aim to hand over a turnkey ready one-stop-shop with a working business model.

Sounding Board accompanies RenoBooster

The project team at a workshop

The project team at the kick-off workshop

The RenoBooster project has a strong consortium as important stakeholders from administration, construction, real estate and financing are involved. The project is managed by the City of Vienna - Department of Technical Urban Renewal (MA 25).

Quality of living and climate protection

The refurbishment of Vienna's housing stock makes a significant contribution to the quality of life and living of the Viennese people. A renovated residential building not only consumes less heat energy in winter, but also protects the building from overheating in summer.

According to the Smart City Framework Strategy the quality and number of renovations are to be increased in order to save more energy and CO2 – there is still a lot of potential in the 900,000 apartments in Vienna.

Project Consortium of RenoBooster

7 partners from Vienna are working on the EU project RenoBooster.

Executive City Councillor Kathrin Gaál with the entire project team

Executive City Councillor for Housing and Women's Affairs Kathrin Gaál with the entire project team, Sounding Board and representatives of the City of Vienna

The project lead lies within the City of Vienna - Department Technical Urban Renewal (MA 25). Mainly involved from the administrative side are also the Department of Housing Promotion and Arbitration Board for Legal Housing Matters (MA 50) as well as the Department Energy Planning (MA 20).

The other partners are:

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 847029.

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