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Energy Poverty is a serious problem for our society and puts the lives of vulnerable and low-income households under threat. Fighting it means developing appropriate low-cost technologies and combining them with advanced monitoring technologies.

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Competitive advantage

  • Significant experience in developing low-cost, efficient energy technologies that decrease energy needs and provide comfort to low-income households, at minimum cost
  • Proven solutions that:
    • Decrease energy consumption by up to 70 per cent
    • Reduce carbon emissions by up to 50 per cent
    • Improve indoor thermal comfort by up to 70 per cent
    • Lower the level of indoor pollutants by up to 90 per cent


  • Meaningful improvements in the quality of life of low-income households.

Successful applications

  • Several large-scale retrofitting projects in low-income dwellings worldwide
  • Collaboration with major government institutions to alleviate energy poverty

Capabilities and facilities

  • Fully-equipped laboratory able to perform any kind of energy and environmental measurements in buildings
  • State-of-the-art mobile energy bus with thermal cameras, tracer gas equipment, IAQ sensors and analysers, light and daylight measuring equipment, and a drone to perform aerial measurements
  • All types of tools to simulate energy usage in buildings

Our partners

  • Several companies that specialise in construction and the production of energy systems for buildings.