BEA participates in two international projects funded by the EU

  • With "Pro Retro", various owner groups are to be accompanied through the refurbishment process of their buildings
  • "Gear@SME" should help to address SMEs on the subject of energy audits
  • Both projects are supported by the EU programme "Horizon 2020"

The Berlin Energy Agency (BEA) has been awarded two international projects funded by the EU within the framework of the research and innovation program "Horizon 2020".

In the "Pro Retro" project, BEA is a partner in a consortium led by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. The aim of the project is to develop and set up a new advice centre on the subject of energy-efficient refurbishment in various regions of Germany. The centre is to organise, accompany or even take over completely all steps on the way to an energy-efficient house for its customers. Taking into account existing activities, target group-specific offers for different groups of owners are to be tested and accompanied throughout the entire renovation process. Throughout Europe, 13 partners are participating in this project, including partners from Austria, Sweden and Germany. It will start in June 2020 and run for 36 months.

The "GEAR@SME" project, on the other hand, pursues the idea of motivating small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to carry out energy audits. The audits and the resulting energy saving measures are to be accompanied by the BEA and implemented by the SMEs. In Berlin, especially industrial estates are to be addressed. GEAR@SME" is also a Europe-wide project, which will initially run for 30 months. Involved are 10 project partners from the Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Italy, Romania and Germany.

"For both projects, the Berlin Energy Agency can contribute its many years of national and international experience in the field of energy consulting and energy-related refurbishment. We are particularly looking forward to the cross-border cooperation with our project partners in Europe, which is particularly important to us in terms of climate protection," said Michael Geissler, Managing Director of BEA.