Life Energy Poverty 0 - EP0

Life Energy Poverty 0 - EP0

National project

Over 34 million people in the European Union are experiencing energy poverty in their homes. The Life Energy Poverty Zero's main objective is to support progress toward scale up of deep energy retrofit in vulnerable district to fight energy poverty by combining existing efforts on energy poor people support, one-stop-shops, deep-energy retrofit industrialization and district-based dynamics.

The project develops an approach to connect efforts performed to diminish cost of deep energy retrofit in social housing with industrialised prefabricated solutions with the private housing market. EP-0 aims at bridging and building on existing initiatives, including the ones of the EU transnational open-source movement “EnergieSprong” that aims at supporting price decrease of deep energy retrofit solutions, using prefab elements. Indeed, EP-0 will work to develop “industrialised retrofit potential” assessment tools for cities to better assess their potential scaling and replicability district per district, to deploy district energy retrofit compass with inhabitants, transcribing for citizen what different action would imply in terms of cost-benefit and comfort, and to assess relevance of collective buy-in scheme for citizens and housing organizations. This consortium’s experience and expertise of what is happening in the field is key to address zero energy poverty and zero energy district in matter of energy transition, energy efficiency, social inclusion, housing and sustainable district lead approach.

Some concrete key performance indicators (KPIs) of the project include:

  • Impact 1
    • 1 150 industrialized zero-energy retrofits
    • 1 100 B-level energy retrofits
  • Impact 2
    • 2 200 households lifted out of energy poverty
    • 5 000 peoples permanently lifted out of energy poverty
  • Impact 3
    • Annual savings of 15 GWh (final energy) generated by all the retrofit projects
  • Impact 4
    • 4 GWh annual renewable energy production
    • 10 millions euros invested in renewable energy production
  • Impact 5
    • 36 000 tons of CO2 equivalent cumulatively avoided over 30 years for all the retrofit projects
  • Impact 6
    • Saving of 6 400 days of work
    • 270 000 drillings avoided
  • Impact 7
    • €650 000 saved in health costs each year
  • Impact 8
    • 15% reduction in the unit costs of retrofit work
  • Impact 9
    • 400 facilitators in capacity to use the District Energy Compass
  • Impact 10
    •  Massive high performance industrialized retrofits as a priority goal in the policy of 5 local authorities

The project started in 2022 and will be completed in 2025.

Main beneficiaries: vulnerable consumers, low income people, energy-poor communities, social housing users, and others.

It addressed the topics of: energy efficiency, communities, retrofitting, vulnerable consumers, climate change, heating and coolling system, health.

The partners of the project are: Bordeaux Métropole Energie (France), City of Milan (Italy), DMM&I (Netherlands), Fondazione SNAM (Italy), Greenflex (France), R2M (Italy), Ressorts (France), SlimRenoveren (Netherlands).

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