Building Renovation

Decarbonizing the building portfolios of nonprofit organizations

The Belimo Climate Foundation leverages human expertise and modern building technology to reduce the carbon emissions of existing buildings owned and operated by nonprofit organizations. The foundation identifies, promotes, and supports retrofitting and renovation projects that have the potential to improve the energy efficiency of building technologies. It focuses on NPOs across sectors such as education, culture, health, and care. The foundation takes on projects worldwide within the scope of its mission.

How we collaborate

The purpose of the Belimo Climate Foundation is to reduce carbon emissions from nonprofit organizations’ building stock and raise societal awareness of the energy-saving potential of retrofitting and renovating the heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems of existing buildings.

Selection – Qualification for funding

When choosing partnerships, the foundation prioritizes opportunities where building technology optimization is feasible, and the potential impact is significant. Funding is exclusively granted to projects that would remain unrealized without our support. It follows the foundation’s principle of additionality.

Concept design – Building assessment

The foundation facilitates a comprehensive and detailed concept design, which includes an assessment of the building portfolio in its current state and a set of recommendations for action compiled by experts with a focus on lasting impact.

Realization – Reducing carbon emissions

Working in collaboration with established energy and sustainability professionals, the foundation enables highly beneficial and impactful improvements. The focus is on heating, ventilation and air-conditioning optimization measures.

Reporting – Evaluating the outcome

The foundation validates successful outcomes by conducting a transparent and comprehensive analysis of realized carbon reductions, also evidenced by reduced energy costs. Results are analyzed under consideration of lifecycles and total cost factors.