Welcome to Stronghouse's website. Stronghouse is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

Energy transition

Stronghouse aims at sustainable housing for strong communities As part of the energy transition, Stronghouse analyses and redesigns measures to motivate and facilitate homeowners – individually and on a neighbourhood level – to invest in energy renovation/retrofitting their homes.

Enabling energy renovation

Stronghouse engages, enables and empowers homeowners and neighbourhoods to invest and reduce the environmental footprint of their homes. Stronghouse wants to support homeowners in their journey from initial interest, to planning, financing and contracting energy renovation. Therefore, Stronghouse develops, adjusts and redesigns measures that enable homeowners to invest, to organize scale and to gain access to services and products.

Focus on homeowners

This innovative focus on homeowner concerns reduces the footprint of 15,000 homes, generates a 100 million euro investment and 25 kiloton CO2 reduction. Stronghouse starts by analyzing existing instruments on their impact. By sharing, (re-)organizing and enhancing them with complementary tools, Stronghouse raises their impact and delivers 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

Latest Project News

Surf along on the Renovation Wave

12 October 2021

Almost a hundred Dutch energy professionals got up to speed about the European Renovation Wave on 9 September. What does this European Commission stra…

Read more

ProjectZero combines extensive knowledge

11 October 2021

We must speed up the pace of renovation of existing buildings if we are to achieve our climate goals. One important aspect of working together in a Eu…

Read more

Exchanging Experience – Stronghouse and EMPOWER2.0

06 October 2021

Many parties from different countries are cooperating within EU projects, learning from each other while co-developing solutions for the major challen…

Read more

Sonderborg Climate Neutrality Conference - Have you registered? _

21 September 2021

A reminder to all Stronghouse stakeholders - ProjectZero is organizing a 2-day international online event on 28 - 29 September. You can still join…

Read more

Review of Existing Energy Retrofit Decision Tools for Homeowners

20 September 2021

As part of the Stronghouse project, our knowledge partners at the Robert Gordon University (RGU) have recently produced a detailed review of existing …

Read more