Welcome to the Stronghouse project website. Stronghouse, co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020, officially ended on 30th June 2023.

Energy transition

As part of the energy transition, Stronghouse worked on sustainable housing for strong communities. The consortium analysed and redesigned existing measures to motivate and facilitate homeowners – individually and on a neighbourhood level – to invest in energy renovation/retrofitting their homes. 

Enabling energy renovation

The Stronghouse vision aimed to engage, enable and empower homeowners and neighbourhoods to invest and reduce the environmental footprint of their homes. Important tools in this regard were the 'Customer Journey' and  'Personas'. The 26 partners from 6 countries supported homeowners on their journey from initial interest to planning, financing and contracting energy renovation. Within the context of the Stronghouse project, focus was on four related support measures:

  1. Instruments and tools that enable individual homeowners to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energies

  2. A neighbourhood-approach to organizing the necessary scale and drivers to invest

  3. Market access for regional SMEs specialized in energy renovation for individual homeowners

  4. Adoption strategies for implementing these instruments, approach and market access

The Stronghouse Legacy

So now it's over, what have we done? In short, a lot! We're really proud to say that the consortium has far surpassed its initial goals. But pictures speak more than a thousand words...

Take a look at The Stronghouse Legacy to learn more about the project's sustainability successes and amazing achievements.

For more in-depth insights on the Stronghouse Customer Journey, working with Persona’s and speeding up the European Renovation Wave follow our e-learnings.

Latest Project News

Hydrogen heating in Hoogeveen: explanatory video

12 September 2023

By 2050 all houses in the Netherlands must be disconnected from natural gas. As part of the Stronghouse project, partners at the Municipality of Hooge…

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The Stronghouse Legacy

30 August 2023

The Stronghouse project has officially come to an end, having successfully supported the energy transition of many thousands of homes across the North…

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Stronghouse comes to an end…

18 August 2023

… having successfully supported the energy transition of many thousands of homes across the North Sea Region, making them stronger, smarter and more s…

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Before & after the event

22 June 2023

Before the Stronghouse Final Conference on 6th June, all partners had the opportunity to grab the spotlight, ‘shine’ and share their Stronghouse story…

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The Stronghouse Final Conference

22 June 2023

The Stronghouse Final Conference and partner meeting, hosted by Drenthe (NL), took place on 6th & 7th June. The setting was idyllic, the weather was p…

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