How to plug-in to the POWER HOUSE nearly-Zero Energy Challenge!

POWER HOUSE nZEC! is working to gradually link up Europe’s 41,400 local housing providers represented by Housing Europe’s members in order to help them in their path towards nearly-Zero Energy Buildings.

If you are managing or involved in a project that is developing useful resources (guidelines, case studies, best practices or tools) which you deem useful for housing managers who are working to reduce the energy consumption of their housing stocks, please do not hesitate to contact the POWER HOUSE nZEC! Coordinators…thank you in advance for your contribution!


Mr Alessandro Cesale
Project Coordinator
E-mail: alessandro.cesale@housingeurope.eu
Phone: +32 2 541 05 66
Fax: +32 2 541 05 69

Ms Sorcha Edwards
Secretary General 
E-mail: sorcha.edwards@housingeurope.eu 
Phone: +32 2 541 05 61
Fax: +32 2 541 05 69


Housing Europe
The Federation of Public, Cooperative & Social Housing
18, Square de Meeûs
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Web: www.housingeurope.eu

Plug-in to the POWER HOUSE nearly-Zero Energy Challenge!

PV Financing

PV Financing

Project timeline: January 2015 - June 2017
Programme: Horizon 2020 - LCE
Website: www.pv-financing.eu


Description: The PV FINANCING project aims at defining and developing new business and financing models for photovoltaics installations, to disseminate them among stakeholders, to shape the necessary policy framework for their application and to remove barriers that prevent those models from realization.

By doing so, PV FINANCING will help stakeholders from specific PV segments to implement projects based on these new business models, while applying innovative equity and debt financing schemes. Private investors, decision makers in banks and insurance companies will be introduced to the new business models, allowing them to include these results in their decision making process as regards new investments while decreasing the transaction costs and increasing the availability of financing for PV projects.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved:
Housing Europe (EU)


Resources and Case studies produced in the framework of the PV Financing project:

Resources on Energy Performance Contracting

Resources on Energy Performance Contracting

Project timeline: 2004 - today
Programme: Intelligent Energy Europe
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/energy/intelligent/in-action/energy-performance-contracting/index_en.htm


Description:
Energy Performance Contracting is identified at the EU level as a key instrument to finance and implement ambitious energy efficiency investments. However, its roll out faces numerous barriers including a lack of understanding and information, distrust in suppliers, high transaction costs, inadequate accounting and procurement rules, different procedures in each country and problems accessing financing. Since 2004, the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme has co-financed a certain number of projects that have been active in supporting the development of the Energy Performance Contracting market in Europe.


Resources produced in the framework of relevant IEE-funded projects:

FRESH - Financing Energy Refurbishment for Social Housing

FRESH - Financing Energy Refurbishment for Social Housing

Project timeline: June 2009 - May 2012
Programme: Intelligent Energy Europe
Website: www.fresh-project.eu


Description:
FRESH project aimed to pave the way and demonstrate to social housing operators that Energy Performance Contract (EPC) can be used for low energy refurbishment on a large scale. The consortium tested the implementation of EPC for comprehensive refurbishments in the social housing sector in France, UK, Italy and Bulgaria and produced concrete tools which social housing organisations and ESCOs can use to implement energy performance contracts.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: ACER Reggio Emilia (Italy) - Bulgarian Housing Association (Bulgaria) - Immobilière des Chemins de Fer (France) - Places for People (UK)


Resources and Case studies produced in the framework of the FRESH project:

SF - Energy Invest

SF - Energy Invest

Project timeline: July 2010 - December 2012
Programme: Intelligent Energy Europe
Website: www.sf-energyinvest.eu


Description: SF-Energy Invest project aimed to increase the share of Structural and Cohesion Funds money allocated to sustainable energy within the final phase of the programming period 2007-2013 by providing practical support in the development of project proposals in pilot regions, and by increasing awareness through targeted EU mobilisation campaigns. In addition, the project identified recommendations for the upcoming Structural and Cohesion Funds programming period 2014-2020.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved:
CECODHAS Housing Europe (EU)


Resources and Case studies produced in the framework of the SF-Energy Invest project:

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