Future Business Models in Building Renovation 


THE CHALLENGE: To meet the COP26 climate agreement targets, solving the building renovation challenge is key

THE PROBLEM: Construction companies and real estate developers have not been sufficiently incentivised to prepare for the after-sales, renovation and end-of-life phases of buildings

THE OPPORTUNITY: Digitalisation, pre-fabricated systems, and off-site and industrialised assembly can significantly bring down renovation costs

THE DRIVERS: We believe that in Europe, five drivers will lead to transformational change in the building industry and ecosystems 




Solving the renovation challenge will require connecting different business models across the value chain.

The  EU TAXONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS  drives models that leverage on:



We propose a 2-year co-creation project with complementary, non-competing industry partners and final-year EDHEC students, orchestrated by EDHEC FIT Chair and ARUP


2021 Partners 





We co-create an overview of Business Model Archetypes, anticipate Future Business Models and deep dive into Strategic Opportunities


Business Model Playbook

Overview of archetypes of business models for building sector – including a deep dive with student teams into a case for every business model

Business Model Archetype and Ideation Workshops

Interactive workshops and post-processing documents

Business Model Development and Wind Tunneling

Working with student teams to investigate new business opportunities



LEARN MORE about the challenges surrounding the Future of Building Project. Read Professor René Rohrbeck's article: 'Circularity, Industrialisation, Digitalisation: The perfect storm to revolutionize the buildings sector?' 





The core partners define project priorities and jointly finance a comprehensive foresight study that identifies business opportunities across the industry. There are two options to fund your contribution to the ‘Future Business Models in Building Renovation’ project; through a donation or via a signed agreement. If you are interested in joining the Future of Buildings 2.0 Project, contact Bram ROOSENS by sending an email to [email protected] 

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