Improving Energy Efficiency in Low-Income Households and Communities in RomaniaNational project
The project sought to dismantle the barriers to the implementation of energy efficiency measures among poorer households and communities in Romania, with the overall objective of alleviating energy poverty. The project: (1) addressed energy efficiency needs, (2) developed appropriate policy measures, (3) strengthened the capacity for the implementation of energy-efficiency measures in poorer regions, and (4) stimulated the market for locally-produced, energy-efficient building materials.
MCPE - Mieux comprendre les situations de précarité énergétique pour mieux les traiter/ Better understand energy poverty situations to treat them betterNational project
Les Compagnons Bâtisseurs (CBP) in the regional branch in Provence (https://www.compagnonsbatisseurs.eu/Provence) launched the project MCPE aiming to assist auto-renovations. Staff of CBP helped households with renovation but the project also developed households' awareness campaigns, sociotechnical diagnosis and provided advices.
MAEM - Mon Appartement Eco-Malin/ My eco-smart apartmentNational project
My eco-smart appartment (MAEM) is a demonstration apartment which circulates through the region to demonstrate good at-home practices for everyone to adopt concerning energy savings, recycling, indoor air quality, etc. Everyone can join and see the animations. At the end, small equipment is given out to the public
LEMON - Less Energy More OpportuNitiesNational project
LEMON is a project that provided technical assistance to public and private entities for the preparation of tenders for the energy retrofitting of 622 social housing units in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma. LEMON supplemented regional and national loans and incentives to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings and apply two new contractual instruments to govern the relations between tenants and owners of the residences, the energy supplier and the ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) so as to ensure a return on investment within 15 years from the retrofitting.
LEAF - Low Energy Apartment FuturesEuropean project
Three year project that looked to improve the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks by overcoming the barriers experienced during the retrofit process. Creation of resources to help building owners and managers undertake energy retrofit projects. The toolkits provide advice and information on retrofit and were designed to overcome a number of known barriers. Toolkits include; A technical toolkit-provides organisations with a greater understanding of the measures that can improve the energy efficiency of their buildings and an engagement toolkit which provides a framework to manage the retrofit process and aid decision-making.
Installation of pv panels by ASTER cvNational project
The initiative ALSTER includes 44 Flemish social housing providers (SHMs). The SHMs want to actively and structurally contribute to a better climate and combat energy poverty. With an investment of € 231 million, 647,767 solar panels will be installed on 58,433 buildings, representing a production of 207,286 MWh per year.
HHHH - Health Homes, Healthy PeopleNational project
The project aims to give people warmer safer and healthier homes this is done by offering advice support and referral options tailored to the needs of the household. Specific categories include energy-saving advice to fuel debt assistance, home safety advice to advice on benefit entitlement. All applicants have access to energy saving advice, smart meter advice, benefit entitlement advice, tariff switching service, carbon monoxide awareness, fire safety and smoke alarm advice. Additional services are available but are dependent on criteria such as age, vulnerability, if the resident receives particular other benefits and poor health.
HEEPS - Home Energy Efficiency Programmes Energy Efficient ScotlandNational project
Part of the Scottish Government funded Home Energy Efficiency Programmes for Scotland: Area Based Schemes (HEEPS:ABS) for South Ayrshire Council and was delivered by their managing agent the Energy Agency. In total install External Wall Insulation (EWI) was installed on 18 privately owned homes. Two insulation options were proposed including an external and internal system, both requiring customer contributions.
FIESTA - Families Intelligent Energy Saving Targeted ActionEuropean project
The project FIESTA aims to support 5 local governments to support families to save energy at home, to adopt a more sustainable consumption behaviour, acting both on their energy consumption behaviour and on their purchasing decisions.
The project is designed to develop tailored solutions to energy poverty alleviation in order to reduce energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions in Romania. The goal of the project, through innovative research focusing on the links between energy poverty and emission mitigation, is to deliver new insights and provide guidance on how to effectively integrate sustainable development strategies in local policy frameworks. The research, data analysis, and findings will be presented to the local government in a policy paper and will be used to train the stakeholders at several workshops. These workshops will bring together representatives from energy suppliers, local governments and academia to explore policy options and provide capacity building training.