Just a Change (JAC)National project
Just a Change is a non-profit association that rebuilds homes for people in need in Portugal and mobilises volunteers to work on the rehabilitation of houses in precarious conservation states. The local authority helps the association diagnose households in need, and the volunteers help renovate the houses during summer camps, boot camps, and other activities.
Green DoctorsNational project
Green Doctors are energy efficiency experts who visit residents in their homes across the UK, helping vulnerable households to save money on their energy bills, stay warm and improve their living conditions. With 1 in 10 households in the UK experiencing energy poverty, the service is a crucial lifeline for many residents.
Stromspar-Check (energy-saving check)National project
Stromspar Check (SSC) advisers consult low-income households in their homes all over Germany free of charge on how to save energy and water and on further issues like heating and how to include climate protection actions in their everyday life. Participating households not only save money but also contribute to climate protection and the energy transition.
Energy Advise Points (PAE)National project
Barcelona’s Energy Advice Points (PAEs) aim to identify and tackle energy poverty and improve energy efficiency in Barcelona. Any citizen can contact PAEs to find out about their energy rights and receive advice on reducing the extra costs of basic supply services. In addition, the service aims to avoid energy and water cuts due to the inability of consumers to pay, guaranteeing their right to energy.
Energia su MisuraNational project
Energia su Misura aims to support vulnerable families living in social housing owned by the local governments, improve energy consumption and reduce energy costs through the reading of energy bills and the installation of smart devices connected to electrical appliances and the central electricity meter.
Dampoort KnapT OP! (Dampoort renovates!)National project
The project targeted a group of people called "noodkopers" who bought housing property, because it was the cheaper option compared to renting. Their property was often poorly insulted and in bad condition. Ten apartments were identified and the owner got the opportunity to apply for a grant to make their houses safer and more energy efficient.
Tackle energy poverty in households with disabled people and support social integrationNational project
The project aims to strengthen households with disabled people economically, socially, and environmentally, and contribute to achieving national climate targets defined in the NECP. The project will subsidise the implementation of small-scale energy renovations, such as thermal insulation, in 300 energy-poor and disabled households.
Cosy Homes in LancashireNational project
The ‘Cosy Homes in Lancashire’ (CHiL) scheme is a countywide energy efficiency and affordable warmth initiative. CHiL was developed by 15 local authorities in Lancashire following a comprehensive energy efficiency study commissioned by Blackpool Public Health in 2013. The scheme offers an accessible and straightforward means of accessing grants from energy companies and other sources to fund new heating measures, insulation, and renewable technologies in domestic properties.
Audits and interventions in homes experiencing energy povertyNational project
The Barcelona Provincial Council organised Audits and interventions in homes in a position of vulnerability. This is a cross-departmental initiative promoted by the areas of Social Welfare, Environment and Housing of the Provincial Council, which offers town councils actions to enhance the energy efficiency of homes experiencing energy poverty to reduce expenditure on basic utilities (electricity, water and gas) and enhance quality of life.