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!

Count Us In - Helping households control their energy use through behaviour change

Count Us In - Helping households control their energy use through behaviour change

Project timeline: 
Programme: Initiative led by NHF (UK)
Website: http://www.housing.org.uk/policy/greener-neighbourhoods/count-us-in/


Description:
Count Us In focuses on the human element of energy use. The project has explored how Social Housing providers can best motivate households to avoid wasting energy and make the most of energy efficiency improvements to their homes. For housing associations this will help maximise the value of investment in improving homes and reducing carbon emissions. For households it can help reduce running costs, improve comfort and deliver positive health outcomes.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: NHF - The National Housing Federation (UK), Aspire Housing (UK), Helena Partnerships (UK), Shepherds Bush Housing Group (UK), Trafford Housing Trust (UK), Yorkshire Housing (UK) 


Resources and Case studies produced in the framework of the Count Us In project:

BEEM-UP - Building Energy Efficiency for massive Market Uptake

BEEM-UP - Building Energy Efficiency for massive Market Uptake

Project timeline: January 2011 - December 2014
Programme: ICT Policy Support Programme
Website: www.beem-up.eu 


Description:
BEEM-UP project aimed at demonstrating the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives and energy management approaches to drastically reduce the energy consumption in existing buildings while improving indoor comfort condition in order to lay the ground for massive market uptake. Over the course of the project, three pilots run by Social Housing companies in France, Sweden and The Netherlands (for a total of 340 residential multi-family dwellings) were retrofitted with an average energy net reduction of 75% on HVAC, lighting and hot water, including the integration of renewable energy.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: Woonbron (The Netherlands), ICF Novedis (France), Alingsåshem (Sweden)


Resources and Case studies produced in the framework of the BEEM-UP project:

SuSoh - Sustainable Social Housing

SuSoh - Sustainable Social Housing

Project timeline: November 2014 - October 2015
Programme: Initiative led by ENACE (Spain)
Website: www.susoh.eu


Description:
SuSoh project aims to raise awareness and share knowledge between professionals in the construction sector regarding the various advances existing today to undertake the energy refurbishment of the social housing stock by combining economic, environmental and social advantages.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: CECODHAS Housing Europe (EU), AVS - Asociación Española de Promotores Públicos de Vivienda y Suelo (Spain) 


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

TrIsCo - Transition Island Communities: Empowering Localities to Act

TrIsCo - Transition Island Communities: Empowering Localities to Act

Project timeline: July 2009 - September 2011
Programme: Interreg IVC
Website: http://www.acer.re.it/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=NcXn6E27ICk%3D&tabid=567


Description:
TrIsCo project aimed to enable different ‘islands’ of communities (households, businesses and public bodies) to reduce their energy demand and CO2 emissions by changing their behaviour towards their use of resources and by overcoming barriers to implementing low carbon communities. Central to TrIsCo’s impact was the exchange of good practice, training seminars, experience and expertise by multi-disciplinary teams across cross-border regions. 


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: ACER Reggio Emilia (Italy)


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

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