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RetroKit Energy Upscaling Technology

An energy retrofit digital platform for social, cooperative and public housing portfolios

June 2020
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RetroKit is a cloud-based digital platform dedicated to upscaling energy retrofit in housing as a key step to decarbonising Europe's energy system and eliminating fuel poverty.

RetroKit is a software solution addressing the needs of housing providers such as municipalities and housing cooperatives. It will help them make better investment decisions with artificial intelligence techniques and deliver their energy renovation projects more efficiently and cost-effectively. The vision is for RetroKit to become a European-wide digital one-stop-shop platform for energy retrofit, addressing the needs of all stakeholders along the value chain. RetroKit can reduce the time and cost required for retrofit project development by between 70% and 85%. It will reinforce the business case for energy retrofit by integrating co-benefits KPIs such as energy, CO2 taxation and maintenance savings (95% of investment) and indirect benefits (health, property valuation, GDP, etc.), shown to have a 140-170% ROI.

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Label Date June 24, 2020
From Ireland
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners, Credibility

Implementation Stories

RetroKit Energy Upscaling Technology by RetroKit Ltd
Implemented by Cork City Council in Cork (Ireland) in 2020

Cork City Council housing team has been an active user of RetroKit since 2020. It provides the local authorities with a complete database of their EPC data integrated with their asset management system.This provides them with a detailed insight into the energy performance of their housing stock, tools to prioritize dwellings for upgrade, and plan their energy renovation projects. RetroKit has collaborated with the council’s engineers to design and specify their 2021 home energy upgrade program.


In general, using the platform can reduce the cost of developing an energy retrofit project by 70 to 85%


The environmental benefits

  • By enabling the upscaling of energy retrofit in Irish housing to the national target of 500,000 by 2030, RetroKit will contribute to a 70% reduction in CO2 equ emissions, an increase in renewable energy penetration up to 55% and an eradication of coal use

The Financial benefits

  • RetroKit will reduce the cost of developing an energy retrofit project by 70 to 85% (- €800 to - €1,300 per house) in terms of staff time and consultants' costs, leading to better investment decisions

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RetroKit Ltd

RetroKit is an Irish start-up dedicated to upscaling the energy renovation of housing in Europe with digital solutions.

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Headquarters J3CV+4Q Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland

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