About the Blueprint

INDU-ZERO is a project that develops a Blueprint for an innovative factory that will be able to produce 15,000 renovation packages per year for half of the current price.The project, initiated by Interreg North Sea Region, started in 2018 and will run until the summer of 2022. Led by the Province of Overijssel (the Netherlands), 14 organizations from 6 countries have bundled their knowledge to design a Blueprint that can produce sustainable net Zero renovation packages for existing houses.The standardized INDU-ZERO approach can be applied to terraced houses and apartments built between 1950 and 1985.

Launch of the Blueprint
The public version of the Blueprint has been delivered during the official end event on 7 October 2021. It provides the various interested parties with a realistic starting point for actually building the factories. 

Blueprint content
In the Blueprint all the necessary information can be found as a starting point. During the project all the preliminary work has been done regarding the development of the logistics, the products, the production, the factory layout and the on-site assembly.

Depending on your level of interest you can read generic information in the public version which was launched today. At the end of 2021/beginning of 2022 you will be able to require a free of charge personal code to review more in depth technical details. 

Business case
In order to be able to build the Smart Renovation Factories, the market potential must be demonstrated. This is why the Blueprint also includes a business case which investigates various relevant topics.

INDU-ZERO Showcase
Using the INDU-ZERO renovation packages, you can virtually experience terraced houses and apartment buildings before and after the renovation. The virtual tours will provide you with interesting details of the renovation.

Who needs the Blueprint?
There are four main target groups that can benefit from the Blueprint:

  • Housing corporations and large home owners who need a sustainable housing stock by 2050.
  • Industries and suppliers who want to play a role in the energy transition and the renewing of the construction sector.
  • Investors who want to play a role in creating a new economy.
  • Local, regional and European governments who have committed to climate targets and want to play a progressive role in facilitating the renovations and by doing so reducing the CO2 emissions.

Standardized approach
Europe faces a huge challenge in achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Green Deal. Renovating outdated houses is part of this challenge.  In the North Sea Region22 million houses, that are suitable for the INDU-ZERO approach, need to be renovated in order to meet the climate targets.

There are already numerous initiatives working towards this goal, but the current pace of renovations is too low and the costs are too high. This is why we need the INDU-ZERO approach to speed up renovations!

You can have a look at the Blueprint by using this link.