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LEMON - Less Energy More OpportuNities

National project
LEMON was 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.





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LEAF - Low Energy Apartment Futures

European project
Three year project focused to improve the energy efficiency of multi-occupancy apartment blocks by overcoming the barriers experienced during the retrofit process. The toolkits provided advice and information on retrofit and were designed to overcome a number of known barriers.





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HHHH - Health Homes, Healthy People

National 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.





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FIESTA - Families Intelligent Energy Saving Targeted Action

European project
The project FIESTA aimed 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.





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EnPoweR

National project
The project was 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, was 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 were presented to the local government in a policy paper and used to train the stakeholders at several workshops. These workshops brought together representatives from energy suppliers, local governments and academia to explore policy options and provide capacity building training.





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EnerSHIFT - Energy Social Housing Innovative Financing Tender

National project
In the project EnerSHIFT, 44 public housing buildings in Liguria were renovated through innovative financing mechanisms. The energy audits needed for EnerSHIFT were carried out by the technicians of the four Ligurian social housing agencies. After receiving specialised training from IRE Spa, the technicians carried out more than 100 audits on their local Public Residential Buildings assets.





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EnerGAware - Energy Game for Awareness of energy efficiency in social housing communities

European project
The EnerGAware project's main objective was to decrease energy consumption and emissions in an affordable housing pilot and increase the affordable housing tenants’ understanding and engagement in energy efficiency. The EnerGAware project developed and tested, in 100 affordable homes, a serious game that was linked to the actual energy consumption (smart meter data) of the game user’s home and embedded in social media and networking tools. The EnerGAware solution provided an innovative IT ecosystem in which users could design their own virtual home and Avatar and learn about the potential energy savings, from installing energy-efficiency measures and changing user behaviour, whilst maintaining the comfort of their Avatar.





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ECO2 Energy Conscious Consumers

European project
Energy Conscious Consumers ECO2 facilitated a large amount of consumers to become conscious about and improve their energy efficiency. It offered them two forms of learning: online e-learning, or transformative group learning, in which the e-learning system supported the group processes. Together the two – single or group processes - provided attractive approaches for a wide array of consumer segments.





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Warming Homes with Knowledge

National project
The Znanjem do toplog doma (Warming homes with knowledge) project aimed to develop capacities for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Sisak-Moslavina County for energy advising and to establish cooperation between CSOs and local authorities to tackle energy poverty.





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Technical study of energy poverty in the city of Madrid

National project
A technical study on Energy Poverty in the city of Madrid, which disclosed 23% of households at risk of energy poverty and pointed out households headed by women among most disadvantaged groups.





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