PLAN4 receives 3 million euros to accelerate climate-friendly renovation of existing buildings
- Shareholders invest another 3 million euros
- Exploding demand for BuildingCheck, especially among public building owners
- Solving the renovation backlog to achieve climate targets
Today, the Freiburg-based startup PLAN4 Software announced the completion of a 3 million euro financing round. Capital providers are the previous investors BitStone Capital, Sprengnetter GmbH and Rudolf Müller Medienholding GmbH & Co. KG, Caitano Capital GmbH and several business angels.
With the help of the new financing round, PLAN4 Software GmbH is responding to the exploding demand for their digital tool “GebäudeCheck”. The tool enables customers to conveniently calculate their renovation needs, renovation costs and the associated CO2 savings within a very short time. Last year, the young startup company from Freiburg was already able to increase sales fivefold compared to the previous year.
“Today, we already serve 60 cities and municipalities with our software solution,” explains Thorsten Harig, CEO of PLAN4. “With the new round of financing, we will expand our capacities so that we can respond to the permanently increasing demand,” Harig continues.
By way of background, reducing CO2 emissions from the building stock plays a key role in Germany’s climate policy. Today, 35 percent of the final energy demand in Germany is attributable to the building sector. At the current renovation rate of around one percent, the climate targets cannot be achieved. A higher renovation rate can only be achieved by using digital tools such as PLAN4’s “Building Check”.
PLAN4 Software GmbH is a start-up company from Freiburg im Breisgau. With the tool “GebäudeCheck” developed in Germany, the young innovative company has specialized in the digital evaluation of the renovation effort of existing buildings. With a time saving of about 50 percent compared to conventional methods, customers find out in which condition the building is and with which priority the respective renovation steps have to be initiated. Regional differences, among other things, are also taken into account in the assessment.