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Building retrofit potential (ENERFUND)

Tags: Area-based targetingMunicipalities

This project is developing a tool that will rate and score deep renovation opportunities – like a credit score used by banks to rate clients. The tool will be based on a set of parameters such as EPC data, number of certified installers, governmental schemes running, etc. When used by municipalities, this can be used e.g. to prioritise the most energy inefficient buildings for retrofitting.

Family intelligent Energy Saving Target Action (FIESTA)

Tags: BehaviourChildren

The project (IEE/13/624) aims to help families with children save energy at home, acting on their electricity consumption behaviour and appliance-purchasing decisions through a comprehensive programme, including an energy audit tool and energy efficiency guide for households. Energy Help Desks have been created in 14 cities, and specific support measures have been devised, including workshops for schools & social housing residents, as well as cooling solutions retailers & installers, and home energy efficiency lotteries and consumer purchasing groups.

Reduced Energy use And Change Habits (REACH)

This project contributed to energy poverty abatement at the practical and structural level by empowering energy poor households to take actions to save energy and change their habits, and by establishing energy poverty as an issue that demands structural solutions. In cooperation with social actors who helped to identify the energy poor households, energy advisors carried out 1,600 home visits and distributed tailor-made advice, and post-visit support to energy poor households. It was expected that REACH will achieve energy savings of nearly 300 toe/year.

Solutions to Tackle Energy Poverty (STEP)

Solutions to Tackle Energy Poverty (STEP) is a project to develop a simple, innovative and replicable model of measures to address energy poverty. The project covers some of the countries with the highest rates of energy poverty in Europe. These are Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and the United Kingdom. STEP’s overall objective is to alleviate energy poverty by encouraging behavioural change and low-cost energy efficiency solutions among consumers in or at risk of energy poverty through trusted, tailored advice.

There are three specific objectives:

  • To get consumer groups and frontline organisations, who advise people on a range of issues such as financial or health-related ones, to partner and deliver advice to energy poor consumers.
  • To help energy poor consumers across the 9 countries save energy and improve their living standard. We will advise consumers on more efficient energy consumption and how this can help them save money and improve their health and well-being. We will carry out information campaigns, provide tips on how to save energy, demonstrate cost savings and help put in place low-cost energy efficiency measures.
  • To disseminate best practices and policy choices that can alleviate energy poverty and promote their replication in other EU countries.