The goal of the Strategic Platform Environment 2012 – Brussels Retrofit XL – is to promote (and coordinate) research on retrofitting of the built environment (housing) within the Region of Brussels, with the aim of extending the knowledge base on building retrofitting actions, stimulating renovation initiatives and mapping retrofitting opportunities for the Brussels context. The platform is expected to produce mid-term results leading to an economic valorization : through the creation of spin-off companies or collaborations with existing companies located in the Region.
The strategic platform aims to create a global project where different research units (coming from different research groups) use their competences to respond to technical, sociological and economic issues in the field of « Retrofitting of the Built Environment (housing) ». Research areas have been prioritised by Innoviris, the coordinator Buildwise and the different research centres, and can be organised according to four main themes:
More information on the composition of the platform, the individual projects and the involved partners is available on this website.