List of Resources

The POWER HOUSE team has selected these resources to support social, public and cooperative housing professionals in the development and implementation of their energy efficiency and environmental strategies for both new-build and retrofit.  

They have been selected from a number of sources including EC funded projects, national regional and local projects and programmes and policies for application at different stages of strategy development and the building and maintenance phases.  

These resources include case studies, best practices, guidebooks, technical reports, tools for training and asset management. They should assist practitioners on issues such as finance and management, working with residents, energy efficiency, renewables and monitoring and certification.

We welcome all proposals for the inclusion of additional resources. To make one, please contact us by mail or place a comment on our forum.

AFTER Scientific Methodology

Source: AFTER Project (IEE Programme)

Type of resources: methodology

Short Description: This publication is a scientific methodology to help Social Housing landlords to optimize Energy Saving Measures implemented within their housing stock. This methodology articulates conceptual tools and reporting formats. The conceptual tools define a ...

Addressed barriers:

  • technical
  • skills/ knowledge gap

Addressed users:

  • building user (social housing organization)

Language:

  • English

Process stage:

  • maintenance and repair phase
  • asset management

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Analysis report: causes and consequences of fuel poverty

Source: EPEE reviewed by USH

Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

Short Description: This output is a synthesis of causes and consequences of fuel poverty in France, Spain, Italy and UK. Causes identified in the report are various and similar in this countries. This are: Low resources with high running cost, quality of housing and energy ...

Addressed barriers:

  • skills/ knowledge gap

Addressed users:

  • building user (social housing organization)
  • tenant/ cooperator
  • design team
  • O&M staff
  • caretaker
  • project manager
  • contractor
  • site manager
  • public decision maker

Language:

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Process stage:

  • national/ regional strategy development
Capacity Building

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Assessment report of the various ventilation and insulation upgrade strategies available for existing social housing in the UK, Ireland and Denmark

Source: IEE project "avash" reviewed by NHF (UK)

Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

Short Description: This report provides a methodology/tool to help identify the best insulation, ventilation and air-tightness upgrade available per type of existing social housing stock in the UK, Ireland and Denmark. Updagrade options are broken down into the three categories ...

Addressed barriers:

  • technical

Addressed users:

  • building owner
  • O&M staff
  • design team
  • project manager

Language:

  • English

Process stage:

  • organisational strategy development
  • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
  • design phase (project briefing)
  • asset management
Funding Thermal Insulation Air Tightness Ventilation

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Basics on PV projects finance

Source: IEE project "Desolasol" reviewed by AVS (ES)

Type of resources: guidance documents

Short Description: This report presents some basics on PV projects finance. The following chapters are available: introduction on legal frameworks, status of global PV markets, market trends, PV projects financing and drafting a financial proposal.

Addressed barriers:

  • technical
  • financial

Addressed users:

  • building user (social housing organization)
  • building owner
  • design team
  • public decision maker

Language:

    Process stage:

    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    Funding Project Management Solar Photovoltaic

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    Best Practice Project: reconstruction of an Apartment Building in Paldiski Road, Tallinn (Estonia)

    Source: EC-funded project "BEEN" reviewed by Ekyl (EE)

    Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

    Short Description: The resource is a pdf- document describing BPP in Tallinn in the framework of BEEN project. There is a separate report, containing the results of a contentment survey that was carried out among the residents „Changes in the Residential Environment: ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • financial
    • behavior resulting in energy wastage

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • design team
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English
    • Estonian

    Process stage:

    • organisational strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • asset management
    Project Management Work with Residents Thermal Insulation Heating and Hot Water

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    Best Practices with Life Cycle Energy Cost Model

    Source: IEE project "Factor 4" reviewed by FINABITA (I)

    Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

    Short Description: These case studies are steps showing the potential results which can be obtained at the building scale with a life cycle energy cost analysis. They give:
    - the results of an energy retrofitting optimization only as regarding the factor 4 and so with ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • financial

    Addressed users:

    • building owner
    • project manager
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English
    • Danish
    • German
    • French
    • Italian
    • Romanian

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • organisational strategy development
    • maintenance and repair phase
    • asset management
    Funding Asset Management

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    Best technical and cost-effective ICT solutions

    Source: ICT-PSP Project "E3SoHo3

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description:

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical

    Addressed users:

    • project manager
    • design team
    • building user (social housing organization)

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • design phase (project briefing)
    Environmental Design

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    Best technical and cost-effective ICT solutions

    Source: ICT-PSP Project "E3SoHo"

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description: This document describes different ICT technologies to be installed and integration techniques to be implemented in order to develop a generic ICT solution for European Social Housing organisations.

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • design team

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • design phase (project briefing)
    Environmental Design

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    BewareE Manual: Developing and Implementing Effective Household Energy Awareness Services

    Source: BewarE Project

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: The residential sector accounts for roughly 30 % of carbon dioxide emissions in Europe. In order to reduce this environmental impact refurbishment of the building stock is indispensible. However, also low-cost investment measures or behavioural changes ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • skills/ knowledge gap
    • behavior resulting in energy wastage
    • managerial
    • low motivation

    Addressed users:

    • tenant/ cooperator
    • building owner
    • site manager
    • O&M staff
    • project manager

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • use phase (occupancy briefing)
    • user involvement process
    • organisational strategy development
    Work with Residents Heating and Hot Water Electricity Saving Products

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    Book of recommendation : Identification of the main obstacles to energy efficiency found in the social housing sector and proposals of recommendations to tackle the identified obstacles

    Source: IEE project "TACKOBST" reviewed by FEDERCASA (I)

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: The Book of Recommendations proposes to social landlords and their partners to implement the current energy transition with innovative solutions as a legislative point of view, technical, economic and cultural development at national level but also at ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • financial

    Addressed users:

    • building owner
    • design team
    • project manager

    Language:

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Bulgarian
    • Italian

    Process stage:

    • organisational strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • call for tender phase
    • maintenance and repair phase
    • asset management
    Funding Incentives Project Management Asset Management Work with Residents Capacity Building Windows and Shading Thermal Insulation Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Other Renewables Heating and Hot Water Ventilation Electricity Saving Products Certification Monitoring

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    Building sector and energy demand in target countries (IEE ENTRANZE)

    Source:

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description: Building sector and energy demand in target countries
    This report about "The challenges, dynamics and activities in the building sector and its energy demand in nine countries" of the IEE ENTRANZE project has been published within deliverable D2.1 of ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • skills/ knowledge gap
    • managerial
    • legislative

    Addressed users:

    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    Capacity Building Partnership Working

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    Carrots, Sticks and Tambourines: How Upper Austria became the World’s leading solar thermal market

    Source: O.Ö. Energiesparverband

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: To boost the solar thermal market, Upper Austria has developed policy packages for different target groups.

    These packages consist of financial incentives (mostly investment grants), legislation to remove administrative barriers and to mandate installation ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • financial
    • legislative

    Addressed users:

    • public decision maker
    • design team
    • building user (social housing organization)

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    Solar Thermal

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    Case study to tackle fuel poverty

    Source: EPEE reviewed by USH

    Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

    Short Description: This output is a collection of existing good practices to tackle fuel poverty. Actions and measures have three different target:
    - Reduce energy prices for the household
    - Improve energy efficiency of building
    - Work in the social field
    Studies ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • financial

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • tenant/ cooperator
    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • caretaker
    • design team
    • project manager
    • contractor
    • site manager
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English
    • Spanish
    • Italian

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • asset management
    • maintenance and repair phase
    • user involvement process
    Asset Management Capacity Building Certification Work with Residents Funding Project Management

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    Catalogue of best available technologies for energy-efficient and sustainable renovation of dwellings

    Source: VI FP "Demohouse" reviewed by VMSW (BE)

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description: This report includes a catalogue of best available techniques in relation to renovation of housing projects. The information is based on the Green Catalogue which was developed until 2004, based on an EU-save project.
    This report is an introduction to ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • skills/ knowledge gap

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • design team
    • project manager
    • public decision maker
    • building owner

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • design phase (project briefing)
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    Thermal Insulation Ventilation Solar Photovoltaic Environmental Design Heating and Hot Water Air Tightness Windows and Shading Monitoring

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    Collection of 10 demonstration projects of sustainable retrofitting of social housing in Europe

    Source: IEE project "Rosh" reviewed by BHA (BG)

    Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

    Short Description: 10 demonstration projects, chosen in Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Poland, with brief description of activities and resulting benefits. Moreover, savings in term of CO2 after refurbishment are showed

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • financial
    • behavior resulting in energy wastage
    • managerial
    • legislative

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • tenant/ cooperator
    • building owner
    • caretaker
    • design team
    • project manager
    • contractor
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English
    • Bulgarian
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • German

    Process stage:

    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • use phase (occupancy briefing)
    • maintenance and repair phase
    • user involvement process
    Funding Project Management Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Air Tightness Certification

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    Collection of Good practice examples of the social housing action to reduce energy consumption, in 7 different European countries

    Source: IEE project "Share" reviewed by BHA (BG)

    Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

    Short Description: The case studies collected for the output were addressed to:
    - raise awareness amongst relevant actors of the social, environmental and economic benefits for residents and landlords, from energy efficiency and renewable energy measures;
    - increase sustainable ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • financial
    • skills/ knowledge gap
    • behavior resulting in energy wastage
    • managerial
    • legislative
    • low motivation

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • tenant/ cooperator
    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • caretaker
    • design team
    • project manager
    • contractor
    • site manager
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • Bulgarian
    • English
    • Irish
    • German
    • Swedish
    • French
    • Estonian

    Process stage:

    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • construction phase (construction briefing)
    • use phase (occupancy briefing)
    • maintenance and repair phase
    Project Management Partnership Working Work with Residents Thermal Insulation Air Tightness Environmental Design Solar Thermal Solar Photovoltaic Heating and Hot Water Ventilation Electricity Saving Products

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    Comparative analysis of legal, fiscal and technical norms for solar PV market in Four European countries: Germany, Spain, France and Portugal

    Source: IEE project "Desolasol" reviewed by AVS (ES)

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description: This report presents legal, fiscal and technical norms for solar PV market in Four European countries: Germany, Spain, France and Portugal.
    A comparative analysis between the four European countries is also provided.

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • financial
    • legislative

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • building owner
    • design team
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish

    Process stage:

    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    Incentives Solar Photovoltaic

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    Database of best practice examples of Energy intelligent retrofitting projects from 10 countries

    Source: IEE project "EI Education" reviewed by SABO (SW)

    Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

    Short Description: In the frame of the IEE EI-Education project, 62 best practice examples of energy efficient retrofitting of buildings were collected. The best practice examples are all social housing or municipality owned housing for low income groups.
    Examples from ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • skills/ knowledge gap
    • managerial
    • low motivation

    Addressed users:

    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • design team
    • project manager
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • call for tender phase
    • construction phase (construction briefing)
    • maintenance and repair phase
    Project Management Capacity Building Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Air Tightness Environmental Design Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Other Renewables Heating and Hot Water Cooling Ventilation

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    DATAMINE Collecting Data from Energy Certification to Monitor Performance Indicators for New and Existing buildings

    Source: Final report

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description: The starting point of DATAMINE was the fact that the current state of the European building stock and the on-going retrofit processes are not very well known. This information gap can be seen as a great obstacle for taking well-tailored measures to reduce ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • skills/ knowledge gap

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • contractor

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    Asset Management Capacity Building Water Saving Ventilation Thermal Insulation Solar Thermal Heating and Hot Water Environmental Design Certification Cooling

    0 comments

    Decision Support Tool for energy-efficient and sustainable renovation of dwellings

    Source: VI FP project "Demohouse" reviewed by VMSW (BE)

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description:

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • skills/ knowledge gap
    • managerial

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • building owner
    • project manager
    • design team
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • Spanish
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hungarian

    Process stage:

    • organisational strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • asset management
    Asset Management Project Management Environmental Design

    0 comments

    E-Retrofit-kit- a toolkit for passive house retrofitting

    Source: IEE project "E-Retrofitkit" reviewed by Ekyl (EE)

    Type of resources:

    Short Description: The main resource of the project is a toolkit E-Retrofit-kit for passive house retrofitting, where examples of different best practices in different languages are avalilable.

    The tool-kit has been developed for Austria, Denmark, Lithuania, Spain and ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • skills/ knowledge gap

    Addressed users:

    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • project manager

    Language:

    • Czech
    • English
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Slovenian
    • Spanish

    Process stage:

    • construction phase (construction briefing)
    • maintenance and repair phase
    Air Tightness Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Heating and Hot Water Cooling Ventilation

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    Economic and social issues towards sustainable housings: the Set-she model

    Source: V FP Project "SHE" reviewed by CNC (I)

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description: The report presents in the first part the SET (Sustainable Economic Tool) SHE model “…aims at giving information to the market actors about the real costs of equipments and services by an analysis of the whole life of equipments on the one hand and ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • financial
    • skills/ knowledge gap

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • building owner
    • design team
    • project manager
    • contractor
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • organisational strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • use phase (occupancy briefing)
    • asset management
    • user involvement process
    Environmental Design Project Management Work with Residents Asset Management

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    Education Pack used and produced to train housing providers in the project and the various options available to upgrade existing stock.

    Source: IEE project "Avash" reviewed by NHF (UK)

    Type of resources: training

    Short Description: This resource provides an overview of the background and context of the AVASH project. Its findings and how these can be applied to identify the best insulation, and ventilation upgrade options for social housing stock in England, Denmark and Ireland.

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • skills/ knowledge gap

    Addressed users:

    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • project manager

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • organisational strategy development
    • user involvement process
    Capacity Building Thermal Insulation Air Tightness Ventilation

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    ELENA

    Source: reviwed by Cecodhas

    Type of resources: tool

    Short Description: ELENA is a European Facility aiming, through technical assistance (or Project Development Services), at supporting regional or local authorities in accelerating their investment programmes in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • financial
    • technical

    Addressed users:

    • public decision maker
    • contractor
    • design team
    • project manager
    • building owner

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    Funding Project Management Asset Management

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    Energy Performance Contracting: Implementation Guide

    Source: IEE project "FRESH"

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: This guide provides a model for the implementation of Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) in Social Housing.

    The first part of the document presents the main features of the Social Housing stock, its functioning and the major obstacles that social ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • financial
    • managerial

    Addressed users:

    • design team
    • building user (social housing organization)
    • project manager

    Language:

    • French

    Process stage:

    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • call for tender phase
    Asset Management Monitoring

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    Energy performance Integration in Social Housing

    Source: IEE EPI-SoHo project

    Type of resources: methodology

    Short Description: The implementation of the EPBD and the realisation of energy saving by Social Housing Organisations (SHOs) can only be successful if there is a balance between the costs and benefits (including added value for social housing management) and a closed quality ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • managerial

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • design team
    • project manager
    • contractor

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • organisational strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    Asset Management Project Management

    416 comments

    Energy renovation process: Coordination of professionals & Models of coordination

    Source: IEE Project "SHELTER"

    Type of resources: methodology

    Short Description: The resource id formed by two reports:

    The first report draws a picture of the energy renovation process currently implemented in the six social housing organizations participating in the project (SHO from UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Bulgaria), ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • managerial
    • legislative
    • skills/ knowledge gap

    Addressed users:

    • O&M staff
    • building owner
    • contractor
    • project manager
    • design team
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • call for tender phase
    • maintenance and repair phase
    Project Management Partnership Working

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    Energy retrofitting of Social Housing through Energy Performance Contracts (EPC)

    Source: FRESH project

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: Lack of adapted funding is a major barrier to the energy retrofitting of social housing in Europe. Funding could be found through the Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), in which an Energy Service Company (ESCO) invests in a comprehensive refurbishment ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • legislative
    • managerial
    • financial

    Addressed users:

    • building owner
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • organisational strategy development
    • asset management
    Asset Management Funding Incentives Partnership Working

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    EPI-SoHo Approach and Implementation Technique - Assessment

    Source: IEE project "EPI-SoHo"

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: The objective of this report is to provide guidance on the generic approach for large scale, cost-effective and high quality execution of Energy Performance Assessments that match the national or local context. This means the focus of this report lies ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • managerial

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • project manager
    • design team
    • contractor
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • organisational strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    Asset Management Project Management

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    EPI-SoHo Approach and Implementation Technique - Embedding

    Source: EPI-SoHo project

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: The aim of this report is to provide guidance on the generic approach on embedding energy performance data in the management process of Social Housing Organisations (SHO).
    The starting point for the elaboration of the embedding approach was the scheme ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • managerial

    Addressed users:

    • O&M staff
    • building owner
    • project manager

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • organisational strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    Asset Management Project Management

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    eSESH Project Status Report

    Source: ICT-PSP Project "eSESH"

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description: This document shows the current status of the pilot projects developed in the framework of the eSHES project.

    In each of the 10 eSESH pilot sites, ICT-based services have been tested with tenants to optimize tenant behaviour with respect to energy ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • behavior resulting in energy wastage

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • design team

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • design phase (project briefing)
    Environmental Design

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    European Code of Practice for Sustainable Building: a set of Europe-wide practical recommendations for sustainable construction

    Source: VFP Project "Presco" reviewed by VMSW

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: The resource provide an European Code of Practice for Sustainable Building.
    It contain approximately 200 practical recommendations, for which environmental advantages and drawbacks, technical limitations and a cost indication are described. It allows ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • skills/ knowledge gap

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • design team
    • project manager
    • contractor
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • design phase (project briefing)
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • asset management
    Capacity Building Asset Management Project Management Environmental Design

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    Evaluating the Economic Stimulus of Investing in Energy Efficiency Measures in Fuel Poor Homes

    Source: Verco and Cambridge Econometrics

    Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

    Short Description: This report challenges the assumption that we cannot afford to tackle fuel poverty. It argues that there is a triple win available of warmer homes, greater energy efficiency and economic growth if we can use carbon taxes revenue to benefit consumers, ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • technical
    • financial
    • skills/ knowledge gap
    • legislative
    • low motivation
    • managerial

    Addressed users:

    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • asset management
    Electricity Saving Products Funding Incentives Other Renewables Asset Management

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    Example of successful refurbishment projects carreid out in the Nederlands, Czech repubblic, Latvia, Poland and Bulgaria.

    Source: InoFin reviewed by Cecodhas

    Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

    Short Description: InoFin aimed to design and implement tailored financing schemes for energy retrofitting of the social housing stock with emphasis on New Member States.
    This document in specific contains examples of refurbishment projects and relative financing issue ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • financial
    • technical

    Addressed users:

    • design team
    • building user (social housing organization)
    • tenant/ cooperator
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English

    Process stage:

    • national/ regional strategy development
    • organisational strategy development
    • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
    • design phase (project briefing)
    • call for tender phase
    • asset management
    Heating and Hot Water Funding Project Management Asset Management

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    General guidelines for improving the "social dialogue" in social housing

    Source: IEE project "ISEES" reviewed by BHA (BG)

    Type of resources: tool

    Short Description: • Socio-economic analysis: quantitative and qualitative surveys and interviews with energy suppliers and tenants (in selected pilot buildings, and tenants especially participating in user behaviour measurement programme);
    • Assessment of the user ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • behavior resulting in energy wastage
    • managerial
    • low motivation

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • tenant/ cooperator
    • building owner
    • O&M staff
    • caretaker
    • project manager
    • site manager
    • public decision maker

    Language:

    • English
    • Bulgarian
    • Czech
    • Lithuanian
    • Slovenian

    Process stage:

    • use phase (occupancy briefing)
    • maintenance and repair phase
    • asset management
    • user involvement process
    Partnership Working Work with Residents Capacity Building

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    Guide for financial measures and financial incentives for energy efficient retrofitting of social housings

    Source: IEE project "Nirsepes" reviewed by AVS (ES)

    Type of resources: guidance documents

    Short Description: This report presents some financial measures and financial incentives for energy efficient retrofitting of social housings.
    The respective chapters are as follows:
    - Strategic approach in the Portfolio-Management;
    - Explanation of basics and economic ...

    Addressed barriers:

    • financial
    • skills/ knowledge gap

    Addressed users:

    • building user (social housing organization)
    • building owner
    • design team
    • project manager
    • public decision maker

    Language:

      Process stage:

      • asset management
      • design phase (project briefing)
      • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
      Funding Incentives Project Management Environmental Design

      0 comments

      Guide of Integrated Strategies for Energy Retrofitting of Social Housing

      Source: IEE project "Nirsepes" reviewed by AVS (ES)

      Type of resources: guidance documents

      Short Description: This guide provides a set of recommendations addressed to the different actors (public administrations, individual co-owners, developer companies, professionals and other actors) participating in the rehabilitation of buildings and applied in different ...

      Addressed barriers:

      • technical
      • skills/ knowledge gap
      • managerial

      Addressed users:

      • building user (social housing organization)
      • building owner
      • design team
      • project manager
      • contractor
      • public decision maker

      Language:

      • English
      • Spanish

      Process stage:

      • organisational strategy development
      • asset management
      Incentives Project Management Capacity Building

      0 comments

      Guide to quality assurance for improvement of indoor environment and energy performance when retrofitting multifamily houses

      Source: IEE project "Square" reviewed by SABO (SW)

      Type of resources: guidance documents

      Short Description: The document starts with a brief introduction to the various target groups, and how they can use the system. The main part of the guidelines consists of brief reviews of the various parts of the quality assurance work: starting from establishment of the ...

      Addressed barriers:

      • behavior resulting in energy wastage
      • managerial

      Addressed users:

      • building user (social housing organization)
      • building owner
      • design team
      • project manager
      • contractor

      Language:

      • English

      Process stage:

      • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
      • design phase (project briefing)
      • call for tender phase
      • construction phase (construction briefing)
      • commissioning phase
      • use phase (occupancy briefing)
      • maintenance and repair phase
      Project Management Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Air Tightness Solar Thermal Solar Photovoltaic

      0 comments

      Guidebook on energy intelligent retrofitting for saving at least 30 % energy

      Source: IEE project "EI-Education" reviewed by SABO (SW)

      Type of resources: tool

      Short Description: The primary objective of the EI-Education was to give the European social housing companies and municipalities knowledge and tools to perform energy efficient retrofitting in form of a guidebook with best practical examples, ideas and checklists.
      The ...

      Addressed barriers:

      • technical
      • skills/ knowledge gap
      • managerial
      • low motivation

      Addressed users:

      • building owner
      • design team
      • project manager
      • O&M staff
      • public decision maker

      Language:

      • English
      • German
      • Danish
      • Bulgarian

      Process stage:

      • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
      • design phase (project briefing)
      • call for tender phase
      • construction phase (construction briefing)
      • maintenance and repair phase
      Project Management Capacity Building Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Air Tightness Environmental Design Solar Thermal Solar Photovoltaic Other Renewables Heating and Hot Water Cooling Ventilation

      0 comments

      Guidebook “Sustainable retrofitting of social housing for architects, engineering consultants and planners”

      Source: IEE project "Rosh" reviewed by BHA (BG)

      Type of resources: guidance documents

      Short Description: The Guidebook is divided in two parts summarising the results obtained in the project:
      - Guidebook 1 relates to advanced integrated retrofitting solutions and includes good practice examples and tools developed within the project. It has been tested ...

      Addressed barriers:

      • technical
      • financial
      • legislative
      • managerial
      • behavior resulting in energy wastage

      Addressed users:

      • building user (social housing organization)
      • tenant/ cooperator
      • building owner
      • caretaker
      • design team
      • project manager
      • contractor
      • public decision maker

      Language:

      • English
      • Bulgarian
      • Italian
      • Polish
      • German

      Process stage:

      • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
      • design phase (project briefing)
      • use phase (occupancy briefing)
      • maintenance and repair phase
      • user involvement process
      Project Management Funding Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Air Tightness Certification

      0 comments

      Guideline on Social Housing retrofitting Financing schemes

      Source: InoFin reviewed by Cecodhas

      Type of resources: guidance documents

      Short Description: The project has explored what are the best approaches to set-up of financing schemes, including mixing financing sources such as grants, commercial and soft loans, third party financing, revolving funds, structural fund means and public participation ...

      Addressed barriers:

      • financial
      • technical
      • managerial
      • legislative

      Addressed users:

      • building user (social housing organization)
      • project manager
      • site manager
      • public decision maker

      Language:

      • English

      Process stage:

      • national/ regional strategy development
      • organisational strategy development
      • design phase (project briefing)
      • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
      • user involvement process
      • asset management
      Asset Management Funding Project Management

      0 comments

      Guidelines for applying different methods of calculating environmental impact – new buildings & renovation projects

      Source: IEE project "Enlisc" reviewed by VMSW

      Type of resources: guidance documents

      Short Description: These guidelines are directed to people working in early design phases of building developments or refurbishment projects and want to achieve energy saving and environmental improvements with regard to the entire life time of the building
      The guidelines ...

      Addressed barriers:

      • technical
      • skills/ knowledge gap
      • managerial

      Addressed users:

      • building user (social housing organization)
      • design team
      • project manager
      • site manager
      • public decision maker

      Language:

      • English

      Process stage:

      • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
      • design phase (project briefing)
      • maintenance and repair phase
      • asset management
      Project Management Asset Management Partnership Working Capacity Building Environmental Design Certification

      0 comments

      Guidelines for Energy Performance Contracting

      Source: IEE project "Ecolish" reviewed by VMSW (BE)

      Type of resources: guidance documents

      Short Description: Promotion of energy efficiency in the existing low income and social housing faces a large number of barriers. At the same time this stock is characterised by high energy use, due to poor energy efficiency of heating installations and poor thermal insulation, ...

      Addressed barriers:

      • financial

      Addressed users:

      • building user (social housing organization)
      • tenant/ cooperator
      • building owner
      • project manager
      • public decision maker

      Language:

      • English

      Process stage:

      Funding Project Management

      0 comments

      Handbook and good practices for jointly owned PV plants in four European countries: Germany, Spain, Portugal and France

      Source: IEE project "Desolasol" reviewed by AVS (ES)

      Type of resources: guidance documents

      Short Description: This handbook aims to describe best practices on how to implement PV
      Joint ownership (JOPV) in the countries involved in this EU project: France,
      Germany, Portugal and Spain. Steps for the implementation of PV plants, contracts designs, …. are analysed ...

      Addressed barriers:

      • technical
      • financial
      • legislative

      Addressed users:

      • building user (social housing organization)
      • building owner
      • design team
      • public decision maker

      Language:

        Process stage:

        • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
        • design phase (project briefing)
        Project Management Solar Photovoltaic

        0 comments

        Horizon Energy Cooperative

        Source: Horizon Energy

        Type of resources: methodology

        Short Description: A cooperative not-for-profit energy enterprise doing business as The Horizon Energy Cooperative Limited, a private company with no share capital.
        It is under direct control ofits members who elect directors to oversee cooperative operations1
        • The ...

        Addressed barriers:

        • financial
        • managerial

        Addressed users:

        • building user (social housing organization)
        • building owner
        • design team
        • project manager

        Language:

        • English

        Process stage:

        • national/ regional strategy development
        • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
        Environmental Design Funding Other Renewables Solar Photovoltaic

        0 comments

        Identification of barriers and bottlenecks to improve Sustainability and Energy efficiency in existing multi-storey multi-owner residential buildings

        Source: EASEE Project (FP7)

        Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

        Short Description: Experience over several years has identified numerous barriers that hinder energy saving investments from becoming a reality, with specific barriers borne by the multi-family sector. A better understanding of these hindrances to the uptake of innovative ...

        Addressed barriers:

        • managerial
        • technical

        Addressed users:

        • public decision maker
        • building user (social housing organization)

        Language:

        • English

        Process stage:

        • organisational strategy development
        Capacity Building

        0 comments

        Information system tools for Energy Strategic Assessment , Project Diagnosis and Brief Management

        Source: IEE project "ESAM" reviewed by FEDERCASA (I)

        Type of resources: tool

        Short Description: The ESAM (Energy Strategic Asset Management) I.S. tools in the 6 countries, although about same issues, develop according to national context and needs.
        There are three families of tools:
        1.Strategic decision-making supporting tools (focusing on the ...

        Addressed barriers:

        • technical
        • managerial

        Addressed users:

        • building owner
        • design team
        • project manager

        Language:

          Process stage:

          Asset Management Project Management

          0 comments

          Intercomparison and Benchmarking of LCA Based Environmental Assessment and Design Tools

          Source: V FP project "Presco" reviewed by VMSW (BE)

          Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

          Short Description: European tool developers are being given the opportunity to exchange information and to transfer knowledge and data. In order to realise this, virtual or existing reference buildings, whether considered as green or not, is to be selected around Europe. ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • skills/ knowledge gap

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • design team
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
          • design phase (project briefing)
          Capacity Building Environmental Design

          0 comments

          Inventory of Passive House Solutions

          Source: IEE project "PEP" reviewed by VMSW

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description: The document gives an overview of Passive House solutions. An inventory has been made of Passive House solutions for new build residences applied in different European countries. Based on this, the most common basic solutions have been identified and ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • skills/ knowledge gap
          • low motivation

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • building owner
          • design team
          • project manager
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English
          • Danish
          • Finnish
          • German
          • Dutch

          Process stage:

          • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
          • design phase (project briefing)
          Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Air Tightness Heating and Hot Water Cooling Ventilation

          0 comments

          Investigating the structure of stakeholders, user and investor groups and their behaviour, preferences and interests in nine European countries (IEE ENTRANZE project)

          Source:

          Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

          Short Description: This working paper relates to the task 2.4 of the ENTRANZE project and is entitled Investigate the structure of stakeholders, user and investor groups and their behaviour, preferences and interests.’
          One key aspect in developing successful policies ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • skills/ knowledge gap
          • managerial

          Addressed users:

          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • national/ regional strategy development
          • organisational strategy development
          • user involvement process
          Partnership Working Capacity Building

          0 comments

          LEEAN (Local Energy Efficiency Advice and Networks) BEST - PRACTICE CATALOGUE

          Source:

          Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

          Short Description: LEEAN intends to support municipal staff, staff of (social) housing
          associations and local energy agencies in consulting private house
          owners, tenants, businesses, immigrants as well as families suffering
          from fuel poverty to cut energy costs, to behave ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • skills/ knowledge gap
          • low motivation

          Addressed users:

          • public decision maker
          • site manager
          • project manager
          • building owner
          • tenant/ cooperator
          • building user (social housing organization)

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          Partnership Working Work with Residents

          0 comments

          Life Cycle Energy Costing Model

          Source: IEE project "Factor 4" reviewed by FINABITA (I)

          Type of resources: tool

          Short Description: The Factor 4 approach is a sustainable development approach which deals together with social, economic and environmental (energy and GEG) issues towards an optimization of any retrofitting programme. So the Factor 4 approach allows the optimization of ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • financial
          • managerial

          Addressed users:

          • project manager
          • design team
          • public decision maker
          • building owner

          Language:

          • English
          • French
          • Italian
          • Romanian

          Process stage:

          • national/ regional strategy development
          • organisational strategy development
          • maintenance and repair phase
          • asset management
          Funding Asset Management

          0 comments

          Local investments options in Energy Efficiency in the built environment Identifying best practices in the EU

          Source: ECORYS

          Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

          Short Description: The aim of this study is to find out which programmes are successful and which best practice elements contributed to their success by following these steps:
          - Mapping study for the identification of projects, focusing on EE programmes across the EU with ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • financial
          • managerial

          Addressed users:

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          Funding Incentives

          0 comments

          Local Support Group Toolkit: a guide on creating Local Action Plans

          Source: URBACT II

          Type of resources: tool

          Short Description: In towns and cities throughout Europe, projects are being set up to exchange experience as part of URBACT II, a Programme for sustainable urban development funded by the European Union.

          This toolkit will help those involved with the URBACTII projects ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • managerial

          Addressed users:

          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • design phase (project briefing)
          Project Management

          0 comments

          Low Carbon Construction - interim findings

          Source: HM Government Uk - Innovation and Growth team

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description:

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • skills/ knowledge gap

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • O&M staff
          • contractor
          • site manager
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • asset management
          • national/ regional strategy development
          • organisational strategy development
          Asset Management Capacity Building Certification Environmental Design

          0 comments

          Manual of Energy Services

          Source: BewareE reviewed by USH

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description: This document is the most important outcome with the Energy Services Inventory.
          The Service Inventory contains around 140 examples of Energy Services in all European member states. The manuals are brief descriptions of the Energy Services, obstacles ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • behavior resulting in energy wastage
          • low motivation

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • tenant/ cooperator
          • building owner
          • caretaker
          • O&M staff
          • project manager
          • site manager
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • German

          Process stage:

          • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
          • use phase (occupancy briefing)
          • user involvement process
          Work with Residents

          0 comments

          Methodological Guide:Transferability of Save@work4homes across EU borders. How to implement Energy awareness Services for European social housign tenants.

          Source: Save@work4Homes reviewed by USH

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description: We have to consider that energy consumption does not depend only on the thermal efficiency of the walls and the efficiency of some equipment, but also on the behavior of the people living in the dwellings.
          These considerations have been fully taken ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • behavior resulting in energy wastage
          • low motivation

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • tenant/ cooperator
          • building owner
          • site manager
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • use phase (occupancy briefing)
          • user involvement process
          Work with Residents Heating and Hot Water

          0 comments

          Methodology for successful cooperation between the public and private sector

          Source: EPI-SOHO reviewed by USH

          Type of resources: methodology

          Short Description: Working and succeeding in sustainable ambitions and targets on different levels of the built environment on a municipal scale, can only be reached if the urban government and private enterprises formulate their ambitions and objectives and execute it ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • managerial

          Addressed users:

          • building owner
          • O&M staff
          • project manager

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • national/ regional strategy development
          • organisational strategy development
          Asset Management Project Management

          0 comments

          Methods and tools to optimize the energy strategy in social housing enterprises

          Source: IEE project "ESAM" reviewed by FEDERCASA (I)

          Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

          Short Description: This guide is dedicated to the technical & general managers of social housing organizations and it addresses the main issues professionals have to deal with when they consider the development and the implementation of an Energy Strategic Asset Management ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • managerial

          Addressed users:

          • building owner
          • project manager

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • organisational strategy development
          • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
          • asset management
          Project Management Asset Management

          0 comments

          National Information Packages on Passive houses

          Source: IEE project "PEP" reviewed by VMSW

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description: The resource is also accessed through the main website and by following the 'InfoPack' link. You can view each section via the navigation menu on the left side. The information packs for architects, energy and structural designers include typical specifications ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • low motivation
          • legislative
          • skills/ knowledge gap

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • design team
          • project manager
          • contractor
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • German
          • Danish
          • Finnish
          • Dutch

          Process stage:

          • national/ regional strategy development
          • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
          • design phase (project briefing)
          • construction phase (construction briefing)
          Incentives Partnership Working Capacity Building Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Solar Photovoltaic Other Renewables Heating and Hot Water Cooling Solar Thermal Water Saving

          0 comments

          Overview of the EU-27 building policies and programs” (IEE ENTRANZE project)

          Source:

          Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

          Short Description: Overview of the EU-27 building policies and programs
          The report provides a brief overview of buildings policy frameworks in the EU-27 countries, including building codes requirements, enforcement and compliance, renewable energy use in buildings, nearly ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • skills/ knowledge gap
          • legislative
          • managerial

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          Partnership Working Capacity Building

          0 comments

          Overview report on SHO financing

          Source: InoFin reviewed by Cecodhas

          Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

          Short Description: This report provides a review of experiences with financing social housing refurbishment in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland and
          Slovakia. The report shows large differences in the social housing sector ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • financial
          • managerial
          • legislative

          Addressed users:

          • contractor
          • public decision maker
          • site manager

          Language:

          • English
          • Bulgarian
          • Polish

          Process stage:

          • national/ regional strategy development
          • organisational strategy development
          • design phase (project briefing)
          • asset management
          Asset Management Funding Project Management

          0 comments

          Passive homes Training Module

          Source: IEE project "Passive On" reviewed by CNC (I)

          Type of resources: training

          Short Description: The Passive homes Training Module may be used by disseminators such as university lectures, energy agencies, architectural, engineering and technical professional bodies for
          It is composed of three main elements:
          • ppt presentation;
          • Lecture’s ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • skills/ knowledge gap

          Addressed users:

          • design team
          • project manager
          • contractor
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • design phase (project briefing)
          Project Management Capacity Building

          0 comments

          Passive House buildings Certification

          Source: IEE project "PEP" reviewed by VMSW

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description: The resource sets out the PEP partners' proposals for certification of
          PassivHaus dwellings. The report identifies the benefits of a 'supply chain' approach for certification, which involves certification, and hence the control of quality, of the design ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • skills/ knowledge gap
          • managerial
          • legislative
          • low motivation

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • design team
          • project manager
          • contractor
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • organisational strategy development
          • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
          • design phase (project briefing)
          • construction phase (construction briefing)
          Certification

          0 comments

          Passive House Component Certification

          Source: IEE project "PEP" reviewed by VMSW

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description: The report sets out the approach for the PEP Partners to the certification of products and technologies used in Passive House designs.
          The report reviews the benefits of certification of the products, materials and technologies used in Passive House ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • managerial

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • design team
          • project manager
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English

          Process stage:

          • construction phase (construction briefing)
          • organisational strategy development
          • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
          • design phase (project briefing)
          Certification

          0 comments

          Passive House National Publication: Survey of barriers and solutions in European countries regarding passive houses

          Source: IEE project "PEP" reviewed by WSMV (BE)

          Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

          Short Description: The Passive House National Publication is an overview of the passive house measures and barriers in each participating country and provides information on built passive house examples.

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • skills/ knowledge gap
          • low motivation

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • design team
          • project manager
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English
          • Danish
          • Finnish
          • French
          • German
          • Dutch

          Process stage:

          • national/ regional strategy development
          • organisational strategy development
          • asset management
          Project Management Capacity Building

          0 comments

          Passivhaus Standard in European Warm Climates – Design Guidelines for comfortable low energy homes

          Source: IEE project "Passive on" reviewed by Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità (I)

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description: This document contains technical design guidelines for building homes conforming to the Passivhaus standard for architects and engineers and its applicability in 5 European countries (UK, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal).
          These guidelines are intended ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical

          Addressed users:

          • building user (social housing organization)
          • building owner
          • design team
          • public decision maker

          Language:

          • English
          • German
          • French
          • Spanish
          • Portuguese
          • Italian

          Process stage:

          • design phase (project briefing)
          Environmental Design Project Management

          0 comments

          Pedagogical guide: innovative solutions for energy efficient retrofitting in SH sector

          Source: IEE project "TACKOBST" reviewed by FEDERCASA (I)

          Type of resources: guidance documents

          Short Description: The Pedagogical Guide aims to demonstrate the feasibility and the relevance of the solutions described in the Book of Recommendations and also it aims at measuring all the impacts of the recommendations at the microeconomic level.
          It consists in a document ...

          Addressed barriers:

          • technical
          • financial

          Addressed users:

          • building owner
          • design team
          • project manager

          Language:

            Process stage:

            • organisational strategy development
            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • call for tender phase
            • maintenance and repair phase
            • asset management
            Funding Incentives Asset Management Project Management Work with Residents Capacity Building Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Other Renewables Heating and Hot Water Ventilation Electricity Saving Products Certification Monitoring

            0 comments

            PHPP Passive House Planning Package 2007 – Demo Version.

            Source: IEE project "Passive On" reviewed by Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità (I)

            Type of resources: tool

            Short Description: The PHPP is a software design tool developed by the PHI (Passivhaus Institut) for development of Passivhaus and verification of Passivhaus standard.
            it is encoded as an MS Excel spreadsheet and it can be used by designers to evaluate design solutions ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical

            Addressed users:

            • building owner
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • design phase (project briefing)
            Environmental Design Certification

            0 comments

            Physical and social / urban conditions of residential buildings in Europe

            Source: IEE project "SuRE-Fit" revieved by FEDERCASA (I)

            Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

            Short Description: In the SuRE-Fit project, an analysis was carried of the potential of the SuRE-FIT concept for European countries, based on existing studies about the multi-family housing stock.
            This report provides an overview of the context regarding the local physical ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage

            Addressed users:

            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • asset management
            Asset Management Capacity Building

            0 comments

            Potential and benefits of building integrated photovoltaics

            Source: IEE project "Pure" reviewed by NHF (UK)

            Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

            Short Description: This document provides an overview of BIPV (Building Integration PhotoVoltaic) for the benefits of countries participating in the PURE project, which are characterized with a high potential but low take-up (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Slovakia). ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical
            • skills/ knowledge gap

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • building owner
            • design team
            • project manager

            Language:

            • English
            • Spanish
            • Greek

            Process stage:

            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • user involvement process
            Project Management Capacity Building Environmental Design Solar Photovoltaic

            0 comments

            Practical guide for Consumers on energy efficiency of houses

            Source: IEE project "ENERBUILDING" reviewed by FEDERCASA (I)

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: Guides to help in the evaluation of energy efficiency of houses (condominiums, detached houses, new buildings), and in the comparison of the possible solutions for the improving of the energy performance, published in Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese. ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical
            • skills/ knowledge gap

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • tenant/ cooperator
            • building owner

            Language:

            • Italian
            • French
            • Spanish
            • Portuguese

            Process stage:

            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • asset management
            • user involvement process
            Project Management Asset Management Capacity Building Heating and Hot Water Cooling Ventilation Electricity Saving Products Monitoring

            0 comments

            Practical guides to help local actors to build strategy to fight fuel poverty

            Source: EPEE reviewed by USH

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: Guides are intended to assist members public decision makers, social workers, housing organization, association etc…in identifying fuel and other energy problems, to make diagnostics at local level, use existing mechanisms to help people who are in ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • managerial

            Addressed users:

            • building owner
            • O&M staff
            • caretaker
            • project manager
            • site manager
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • French
            • English
            • Italian
            • Spanish

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • organisational strategy development
            Asset Management Project Management Capacity Building Work with Residents Funding

            0 comments

            Practical Manual: BEEN Project Results, Including Detailed Findings and Recommendations

            Source: Interreg III C project - ERDF - "BEEN" reviewed by Ekyl (EE)

            Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

            Short Description: Manual is a pdf- document to explain and assess the findings of BEEN addressing the issue of how to activate largescale energy-saving refurbishment measures for
            prefabricated housing. 111 pages with tables and graphs.

            Six sections:
            1. Potential savings ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • financial
            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • legislative

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • building owner
            • design team
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English
            • Estonian
            • German

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • organisational strategy development
            • maintenance and repair phase
            • asset management
            Capacity Building Thermal Insulation Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Other Renewables Heating and Hot Water Cooling Ventilation

            0 comments

            Proposals for the development of Energy Performance Contracting in Social Housing

            Source: IEE project "FRESH"

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: This document lists a series of obstacles to the implementation of EPC and provides possible solutions to decision makers and other relevant actors.

            The first part of the document proposes regulatory changes in order to make EPC an effective tool for ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • financial
            • managerial

            Addressed users:

            • public decision maker
            • contractor
            • building user (social housing organization)
            • project manager

            Language:

            • French

            Process stage:

            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • asset management
            Funding Asset Management Project Management

            0 comments

            PV plants market assessment in four European countries: Germany, Spain, France and Portugal.

            Source: IEE project "Desolasol" reviewed by AVS (ES)

            Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

            Short Description: This report provide a PV plants market assessment in four European countries: Germany, Spain, France and Portugal.
            For each country, the following issues of the PV National Market are analysed: Natural conditions and production; Market background and ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • managerial
            • legislative

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • building owner
            • design team
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English
            • French
            • German
            • Spanish

            Process stage:

            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • design phase (project briefing)
            Asset Management Project Management Solar Photovoltaic

            0 comments

            Quality assurance system for improvement of indoor environment and energy use when retrofitting multi family housing

            Source: IEE project "Square" reviewed by SABO (SW)

            Type of resources: methodology

            Short Description: Within the European project, SQUARE, a Swedish quality assurance (QA) system has been adjusted to suit the process of retrofitting and operation of social housing in European countries. The QA sys¬tem aims to assure energy efficient retrofitting of social ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • behavior resulting in energy wastage
            • managerial

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • building owner
            • O&M staff
            • design team
            • project manager
            • contractor

            Language:

            • English
            • Bulgarian
            • Finnish
            • German
            • Swedish
            • Spanish
            • Dutch

            Process stage:

            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • design phase (project briefing)
            • call for tender phase
            • construction phase (construction briefing)
            • commissioning phase
            • use phase (occupancy briefing)
            • maintenance and repair phase
            Project Management Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Air Tightness Solar Thermal Solar Photovoltaic

            0 comments

            Report –Evaluation of the project: supporting european housing tenants in optimazing resources consumption.

            Source: Save@work4Homes reviewed by USH

            Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

            Short Description: From the answers to this large survey, we may conclude that there is a strong interest from the tenants of European social housings to get qualified information on their energy consumption and an obvious need of advice on saving potential an saving measures ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • low motivation
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • tenant/ cooperator
            • building owner
            • site manager
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • user involvement process
            • use phase (occupancy briefing)
            Work with Residents Heating and Hot Water

            0 comments

            Retrofit Reality

            Source: Gentoo

            Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

            Short Description: Gentoo has published the second of three reports detailing the progress it has made so far on its Retrofit Reality project, the biggest retrofit scheme of its type in the country.

            The project seeks to learn lessons for the housing sector and establish ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage
            • technical

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • tenant/ cooperator
            • building owner
            • project manager
            • design team

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • organisational strategy development
            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • design phase (project briefing)
            Environmental Design Funding Project Management Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Work with Residents

            0 comments

            Retrofit Reality Report

            Source: Gentoo

            Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

            Short Description: Gentoo has published the second of three reports detailing the progress it has made so far on its Retrofit Reality project, the biggest retrofit scheme of its type in the country.

            The project seeks to learn lessons for the housing sector and establish ...

            Addressed barriers:

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • tenant/ cooperator
            • building owner
            • design team
            • project manager
            • contractor
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • organisational strategy development
            • design phase (project briefing)
            • call for tender phase
            Funding Environmental Design Monitoring Partnership Working Solar Photovoltaic Project Management Work with Residents Solar Thermal

            0 comments

            Review of existing financing products/mechanisms for RE and EE Technologies Applications

            Source: IEE project "Fina-RET" reviewed by FINABITA (I)

            Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

            Short Description: FINA-RET intends to identify and package financing products for small scale investments dealing with Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) and Energy Efficiency Technologies (EET). It is a global approach targeting small and medium sized end users (residential, ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • financial
            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • low motivation

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • building owner
            • project manager

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • organisational strategy development
            Funding Incentives Asset Management

            0 comments

            Roadmap for an Intelligent Metering, Monitoring and Training Programme

            Source: IEE project "Intelligent Metering" reviewed by Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità (I)

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: This document has been developed to help others (e.g. in the public sector) use the training and intelligent metering approach.
            Through this easy step-by-step guide aims to promote increased understanding of the advantages and opportunities available ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical
            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • tenant/ cooperator
            • building owner
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English
            • Danish

            Process stage:

            • use phase (occupancy briefing)
            • asset management
            • user involvement process
            Project Management Monitoring

            0 comments

            Selected proposal (policies nad practices) from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy and UK to fight against fuel poverty

            Source: EPEE reviewed by USH

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: The objective of this report is to propose mechanism to tackle fuel poverty adapted to each national energy context and build fuel poverty action plans with crucial issues: energy efficiency, policies for low income, information and training and policies ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • financial
            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage
            • legislative
            • low motivation

            Addressed users:

            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English
            • Italian
            • Spanish

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            Capacity Building

            0 comments

            Shelter - Recommendations for Public Authorities

            Source:

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: The purpose of this document is to provide public authorities with recommendations on how to improve the coordination of professionals in the energy renovation of social housing. Even if this document provides its reader with the identified needs and ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical
            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • managerial
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage
            • financial
            • legislative

            Addressed users:

            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            Project Management Capacity Building Funding Incentives

            0 comments

            Shelter -The Guide

            Source:

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: The aim of this Guide is to propose possible alternatives for the energy renovation process for SHO. These alternatives havebeen shown to overcome difficulties some SHOs have experienced in their existing renovation processes.

            The guide is divided ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical
            • managerial

            Addressed users:

            • project manager
            • building user (social housing organization)
            • contractor
            • design team

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • organisational strategy development
            Project Management Capacity Building Partnership Working Monitoring

            0 comments

            Software for the self-energy audit of condominiums and detached houses

            Source: IEE project "ENERBUILDING" reviewed by FEDERCASA (I)

            Type of resources: tool

            Short Description: A software to help in the evaluation of energy efficiency of houses (condominiums, detached houses, new buildings), and in the comparison of several possible solutions for the improving of the energy performance, published in Italian. The software and ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical
            • skills/ knowledge gap

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • tenant/ cooperator
            • building owner

            Language:

            • Italian

            Process stage:

            • asset management
            • user involvement process
            Asset Management Work with Residents Heating and Hot Water Cooling Ventilation Electricity Saving Products

            0 comments

            Strategic report on mechanisms to support the development of the passive house market

            Source: IEE project "Passive On" reviewed by Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità (I)

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: This document reports a series of mechanisms supporting the market development of passive homes. The reported mechanisms present different impact on the market: some of them mainly aiming to shifting the market shares and others aiming at pulling the ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical
            • financial
            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • legislative

            Addressed users:

            • building owner
            • design team
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • French
            • German
            • English
            • Spanish
            • Italian
            • Portuguese

            Process stage:

            • design phase (project briefing)
            Project Management Capacity Building

            0 comments

            Study of the potential for roof-top extension retrofit in SHO

            Source: IEE project "SuRE-Fit" reviewed by FEDERCASA (I)

            Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

            Short Description: Study of the potential for roof-extension retrofit for energy efficiency in social housing.
            In the SuRE-Fit project, an analysis was carried of the potential of the SuRE-FIT concept for European countries, based on existing studies about the multi-family ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage

            Addressed users:

            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            Asset Management Capacity Building

            0 comments

            Survey of the best practices: State of art of implementation of roof-top extension retrofit

            Source: IEE project "SuRE-Fit" reviewed by FEDERCASA (I)

            Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

            Short Description: The report presents a review of national best practices summarized in fact sheets, a description of achieved benefits and barriers of the roof top extension projects and finally a project gallery with selected projects.
            The collection and analysis of ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • skills/ knowledge gap
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage

            Addressed users:

            • building owner
            • design team
            • project manager
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • asset management
            • user involvement process
            Asset Management Capacity Building Thermal Insulation Windows and Shading Environmental Design Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Heating and Hot Water Cooling

            0 comments

            Sustainable Investment Strategies

            Source: NHF - UK report

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: The idea of energy perfromance contracting in housing stock is investigated further in this report by CEN. It highlights the potential for a modified version of energy performance contracting to provide a business model with flexibility to cope with fluctuating ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • financial
            • behavior resulting in energy wastage
            • managerial
            • technical

            Addressed users:

            • tenant/ cooperator
            • building user (social housing organization)
            • building owner
            • project manager

            Language:

            • English

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • organisational strategy development
            • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
            • design phase (project briefing)
            Funding Incentives Other Renewables Partnership Working

            5 comments

            Synthesis of the Factor 4 approach for setting up sustainable strategies for energy retrofitting of social housing building stock and for territorial strategies as regarding energy retrofitting of social housing.

            Source: IEE project "Factor 4" reviewed by FINABITA (I)

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: This document is a synthetic presentation of the Factor 4 results. It presents first the objectives of the Factor 4 project and then its main result, which is the Factor 4 approach for setting up sustainable strategies for energy retrofitting of social ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • financial
            • managerial

            Addressed users:

            • building owner
            • design team
            • public decision maker

            Language:

            • English
            • French
            • Italian
            • Romanian

            Process stage:

            • national/ regional strategy development
            • organisational strategy development
            • asset management
            Funding Asset Management

            0 comments

            Technical guide for Retrofitting Social Housing

            Source: IEE project "Nirsepes" reviewed by AVS(ES)

            Type of resources: guidance documents

            Short Description: The guide is aimed at providing building owners, decision-makers and
            investors (private or public) with the necessary general information required
            for taking the right steps and selecting appropriate technologies for energy
            retrofitting of social housing.
            This ...

            Addressed barriers:

            • technical
            • skills/ knowledge gap

            Addressed users:

            • building user (social housing organization)
            • building owner
            • design team
            • public decision maker
            • project manager

            Language:

              Process stage:

              • asset management
              • design phase (project briefing)
              • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
              Project Management Capacity Building Environmental Design

              0 comments

              Technical Input and best practices for Managing Authorities

              Source: IEE Project "SF Energy Invest"

              Type of resources: methodology

              Short Description: This guidebook includes not only an analysis of technical but also economic, environmental and social aspects important for the sustainable development of a Region; particularly, the documents shows a clear set of criteria to help managing authorities ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • technical
              • skills/ knowledge gap

              Addressed users:

              • public decision maker

              Language:

              • English

              Process stage:

              • asset management
              Asset Management

              0 comments

              Technical Solutions and Best Practice of building integrated photovoltaics

              Source: IEE project "Pure" reviewed by NHF (UK)

              Type of resources: guidance documents

              Short Description: This document provides an overview of BIPV (Building Integration PhotoVoltaic) for the benefits of countries participating in the PURE project, which are characterized with a high potential but low take-up (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Slovakia). ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • technical

              Addressed users:

              • building user (social housing organization)
              • building owner
              • O&M staff
              • design team
              • project manager

              Language:

              • English
              • Greek
              • Spanish

              Process stage:

              • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
              • design phase (project briefing)
              • user involvement process
              Capacity Building Environmental Design Solar Photovoltaic

              0 comments

              Technical training package for renovated Energy Efficient Social housing

              Source: IEE project "Trees" reviewed by Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità (I)

              Type of resources: training

              Short Description: The training package is composed by texts, slides and summaries, accessible on a web site, addressing the following three issues:
              - Advanced technologies: are described by specialists (e.g. , Replacing glazing, integrating solar hot water systems or ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • technical
              • skills/ knowledge gap

              Addressed users:

              • building owner
              • design team
              • project manager

              Language:

              • English

              Process stage:

              • design phase (project briefing)
              • use phase (occupancy briefing)
              • asset management
              Environmental Design Capacity Building

              0 comments

              Template for drafting Local Action Plans

              Source: URBACT II - Project "CASH"

              Type of resources: tool

              Short Description: This template will help those involved with the URBACTII projects to help them producing Local Action Plans by providing a structure which should be suitable for most existing planning methods, without causing unnecessary bureaucracy.

              All partners ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • managerial

              Addressed users:

              • public decision maker

              Language:

              • English

              Process stage:

              • design phase (project briefing)
              Project Management

              2 comments

              The future financing of energy efficiency and low carbon retrofit in social housing

              Source: Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes (UK)

              Type of resources: guidance documents

              Short Description: This is a UK strategic paper which looks at the issue of how energy saving measures will be financed in the social housing sector. It briefly sets out the current – and planned – policy terrain for achieving emissions reductions in the sector.
              It ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • financial
              • skills/ knowledge gap

              Addressed users:

              • building user (social housing organization)
              • building owner
              • project manager
              • public decision maker

              Language:

              • English

              Process stage:

              • national/ regional strategy development
              • organisational strategy development
              • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
              Funding Partnership Working Project Management

              0 comments

              The grand energy book for sustainable living; a matter of organising and doing!

              Source: Book by Mr Teus Van Eck reviewed by Aedes (NL)

              Type of resources: guidance documents

              Short Description: The book starts by explaining different physical systems of the building environment, networks and energy flows in houses. In the book is an analysis of different methods and techniques as well as governmental arrangements. The book gives useful options ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • skills/ knowledge gap

              Addressed users:

              • public decision maker
              • building user (social housing organization)
              • building owner
              • tenant/ cooperator

              Language:

              • Dutch

              Process stage:

              Work with Residents Environmental Design

              0 comments

              TRAINREBUILD - Training for Rebuilding Europe Final Report

              Source: TRAINREBUILD Project (IEE)

              Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

              Short Description: With the TRAINREBUILD project focused on co-ownership, an extremely important sector with very specific legal, technical and sociological problems has been addressed for the first time in a European perspective leading to a very new and collaborative ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • technical
              • financial
              • skills/ knowledge gap
              • managerial

              Addressed users:

              • public decision maker
              • building user (social housing organization)

              Language:

              • English

              Process stage:

              • organisational strategy development
              Capacity Building

              0 comments

              User and organisational requirements for Energy Awareness Services

              Source: IEE project 'save@work4homes' reviewed by HTC

              Type of resources: analysis/ technical report

              Short Description: This document reports the first quantitative results of a survey 2637 tenants in the three countries involved in the project (1048 in France, 1048 in Germany and 541 in Northern Ireland) during February, March and April 2007:
              - In France : Moulins Habitat ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • behavior resulting in energy wastage
              • low motivation

              Addressed users:

              • building user (social housing organization)
              • tenant/ cooperator
              • site manager
              • public decision maker

              Language:

              • English

              Process stage:

              • use phase (occupancy briefing)
              • user involvement process
              Work with Residents

              0 comments

              Web-based database with results of the application of LCA in 29 pilot cases

              Source: IEE project "EnSLIC" reviewed by VMSW

              Type of resources: case studies/ best practice

              Short Description: The web-based database presents 29 pilot cases as life examples of how a LCA study can help giving valuable information to architects and building owners during the design phase, supporting the decision making for increased energy efficiency and overall ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • technical
              • skills/ knowledge gap
              • managerial

              Addressed users:

              • building user (social housing organization)
              • design team
              • project manager
              • site manager
              • public decision maker

              Language:

              • English

              Process stage:

              • pre- design phase (appraisal and strategic briefing)
              • design phase (project briefing)
              • maintenance and repair phase
              • asset management
              Project Management Asset Management Partnership Working Capacity Building Environmental Design Certification

              0 comments

              Web-based toolkit on sustainable cooling systems in service buildings

              Source: IEE project "Keep Cool" reviewed by CNC (I)

              Type of resources: guidance documents

              Short Description: This is a web-based toolkit for building owners, planners, building users and facility management professionals on sustainable cooling systems.
              It aims to address the gap between the increasing energy use associated with cooling and the knowledge available ...

              Addressed barriers:

              • technical

              Addressed users:

              • building user (social housing organization)
              • building owner
              • O&M staff
              • caretaker
              • design team
              • public decision maker

              Language:

              • English

              Process stage:

              • design phase (project briefing)
              Cooling Environmental Design

              0 comments

              Source: http://www.powerhouseeurope.eu/cases_resources/resources/list_view/