The H2020 project TransitionZero – Energie Sprong won the EUSEW Award under the innovation category during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019, on 18 June.
We met Ron Van Erck, Head of International Market Development, and Sébastien Delpont, Director of EnergieSprong France, and asked them a few questions about their project and Horizon2020 funding.
Can you tell us what is your project about?
Ron Van Erck: The project tries to create a market for high quality retrofits in Europe. It’s based on the Dutch initiative EnergieSprong, which has been scaled to about 5000 net-zero energy retrofits in Europe and scaled them to France and the UK, where first projects has now been completed as well. The idea is that retrofits not only provide a super energy efficient house but also a house that is much more desirable to look at and to live in for people who live in there. I think that by industrialising the solution it becomes much easier to bring high-quality and quick-to-install desirable solutions to consumers.
Sébastien Delpont: Indeed, the project is about transforming the whole housing stocks of existing buildings, which is very energy consuming, into net-zero energy buildings.