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

Name of organisation: Interreg III C project - ERDF - "BEEN" reviewed by Ekyl (EE)

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  • skills/ knowledge gap
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  • building user (social housing organization)
  • building owner
  • design team
  • public decision maker


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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 of energy-saving measures
2. Scope for financing energy-saving measures with regard to housing costs and income
3. Privatization of prefabricated housing and the capacity for action of the relevant
ownership types after privatization
4. Rules for reaching decisions about implementation of refurbishment measures
5. Cost-effectiveness of energy-saving measures under consideration
6. Experience with financing and funding of refurbishment measures


The document is available for download in English, German and Russian from website

It explains the recommendations, problems and possibilities for increasing the initiative to refurbish prefabricated residential buildings in Central and Eastern European countries.



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