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!

IRH-Med - Innovative Residential Housing for the Mediterranean

IRH-Med - Innovative Residential Housing for the Mediterranean

Project timeline: June 2010 - October 2012  
Programme: MED Programme
Website: www.irh-med.eu


Description: IRH-Med project aimed at facilitating the development of common guidelines and policy approaches to assessing Mediterranean residential buildings. By taking into account the specific socio-economic conditions in Mediterranean regions, IRH-Med boosted the use of sustainable and responsible models of housing, while developing market opportunities for SMEs in this field.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità (Italy) - Department of Territory and Sustainability, Generalitat of Catalonia (Spain) - Municipality of Rhodes (Greece) - Province of Ravenna (Italy) - Sicilia Region (Italy)


Resources and Case studies produced in the framework of the IRH-Med project:

ELIH-Med - Efficiency in Low-Income Housing in the Mediterranean

ELIH-Med - Efficiency in Low-Income Housing in the Mediterranean

Project timeline: April 2011 - March 2014
Programme: MED Programme
Website: www.elih-med.eu


Description: ELIH-Med project aimed at identifying and implementing innovative technical solutions and financing mechanisms backed with ERDF funds to develop energy efficiency in low income housings in the Mediterranean area. The project intended to increase thermal comfort levels and the quality of life of low income households by developing innovative policies to reduce energy poverty through a combination of adapted technical and financial solutions and incentives to change energy behaviour.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: OEK - Workers Housing Organisation (Greece) - Languedoc Roussillon Regional council (France) - Malaga City Council (Spain) - Municipality of Frattamaggiore (Italy) - Municipality of Genoa (Italy)


Resources and Case studies produced in the framework of the ELIH-Med project:

CAT-MED - Platform for Sustainable Urban Models

CAT-MED - Platform for Sustainable Urban Models

Project timeline: April 2011 - March 2014
Programme: MED Programme
Website: www.catmed.eu


Description: CAT-MED project aimed at developing sustainable urban models based on the classical Mediterranean city. By promoting the participation and public debate through the launch of a platform for Mediterranean cities, the project represented a symbol of territorial, social and technological cohesion.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: none


Resources and Case studies produced in the framework of the CAT-MED project:

MARIE - Mediterranean Building Rethinking for Energy Efficiency Improvement

MARIE - Mediterranean Building Rethinking for Energy Efficiency Improvement

Project timeline: April 2011 - March 2014
Programme: MED Programme
Website: www.marie-medstrategic.eu


Description: MARIE project aimed to facilitate the countries of the Mediterranean area to develop a common regional strategy in relation to thermal upgrading. The project will stimulate the market for energy-efficient technologies in buildings by raising awareness among users, creating a favourable socio-economic context and by providing more appropriate technical and financial leverage capacity.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: none


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

ENCERTICUS - Energy Certification, Information and Communication Technologies for User Satisfaction

ENCERTICUS - Energy Certification, Information and Communication Technologies for User Satisfaction

Project timeline: March 2013 - March 2014 
Programme: MED Programme
Website: www.med-encerticus.eu


Description: ENCERTICUS project aimed at monitoring the impact of energy awareness services on inhabitants’ resource use behavior by providing householders with detailed near real-time energy use information in a way that is meaningful to them. Furthermore, the project was meant to integrate monitoring models with Energy certification scheme and to evaluate how to improve both the user acceptance of the energy certificate as well as its accuracy against the real energy performance of residential buildings.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: Consorzio Nazionale CasaQualità (Italy) - Habitat Marseille Provence (France) - Foment de la Rehabilitació Urbana de Manresa S.A (Spain)


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

  • No key outputs available at this stage

RELS - Rénovation Energétique des Logements

RELS - Rénovation Energétique des Logements

Project timeline: October 2011 - June 2014 
Programme: ENPI CBC Med
Website: www.projet-rels.eu


Description: RELS project aimed to promote the implementation of renewable energy sources and improve the energy performance in social housing dwellings in the Mediterranean region. RELS' objective was to make visible and useful the best practices available and to develop and test a common model for energy renovation in social housing by enhancing the cross-border cooperation among the countries involved.


Housing Federation(s)/Organisation(s) involved: Federcasa (Italy), AREA Sardinia (Italy), AHC (Spain)


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

  • No key outputs available at this stage
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