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

Name of organisation: IEE project "Share" reviewed by BHA (BG)

Type of ressource: case studies/ best practice

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


  • 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


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 energy in retrofitting, refurbishment and planned maintenance;
- achieve behavioral change by occupiers of social housing;
- maximize financial and technical resources available for improvement measures;
-promote good practice examples in the social housing context, indicating what is technically and economically possible;
- enable exchange of knowledge and experience across Europe.


The output can be used free of charge. The case studies need to be adjusted to the national context of the relevant user