We led and took part in several European projects to translate our policy objectives into action. We explored ways to address the nearly Zero Energy Challenge, best practices for a responsible housing sector, the support of the everyday life of elderly in social housing and more… Have a look at this diverse pool of knowledge generated over years of work.
The central goals of the project consist of an important reduction of the payback time of the interventions, a strengthening of the key investors’ confidence, increasing quality and attractiveness of the existing buildings’ stock and, finally, reaching a concrete market acceleration towards the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings target.
Designing Inclusion is an Erasmus Plus project addressing the interface between urban design & planning education, and the production of inclusive urban spaces.
The European Core Learning Outcomes for Integration of Support and Housing (ELOSH) is a European project that addresses a need for Continuing Vocational Education & Training on the integration of support and housing for people with support needs.
The ENLIGHTEN project focuses on how European modes of governance respond to ‘fast-burning’ and ‘slow-burning’ crises that raise political, social, and economic sensitivities that are transforming democratic politics in Europe.
The main goal was to develop and demonstrate an integrated renovation system, composed of 11 circular solutions, co-created by stakeholders in the current housing value chain. The system included circular management and efficient use of water, waste, energy and material resources for all stages of the building’s life cycle. Read more about what we have learnt, and what is the state of play vis-à-vis public, cooperative, and social housing providers embracing the circular economy.
POWER HOUSE nearly Zero Energy Challenge (nZEC) provides a structure for an exchange between social housing practitioners of the public, cooperative & social housing sector to learn from each other about energy performance of buildings and to inform policy makers of the outcomes of this exchange.
From September 2020 until August 2023, social housing providers, social workers, municipalities, and researchers got training and trained 1,600 people and officially certified 1,100 of them all across Europe, giving them the necessary knowledge to be able to help impacted households on the ground to fight energy poverty. Housing Europe bore the fruits of this commitment thanks to our EU-funded project, POWERPOOR but also thanks to the gained trust, open communication, persistence, and opportunities to scale up the process. The project supported 52 municipalities and provided further assistance to 22 of them, the ones where POWERPOOR partners have set up a one-stop-shop – a place where homeowners, residents, and tenants can ask for more information. Our Estonian member, EKYL opened the doors of one of these offices in Tallinn and remains committed to sustaining it.
The PROF-TRAC project will create an open education platform for continuous vocational training of building professionals with an inter-disciplinary focus on nZEB design and construction and a strong European dimension across 7 countries.
- PV Financing
The goal of PV FINANCING was to identify, in all the covered countries, the most profitable business models and financing schemes for PV Systems, also assessing what political framework for the application of new financing models is required and which barriers slow the PV expansion.
The project aimed to bring to life a novel concept of neighbourhood offices in Otxarkoaga (Bilbao) and Txonta (Eibar) which operated as one-stop-shops, helping the community of neighbours with any procedure related to the renovation of their buildings.
Transition Zero was an EU Horizon 2020-funded project, carried out by Energiesprong from 2016-2018, to establish the right market conditions for the wide-scale introduction of net zero energy homes across Europe. This was building on the success of Energiesprong in the Netherlands and advancing its implementation even further.
During our three-year journey we developed: (1) a Boardgame to facilitate decision-making about deep retrofit. This board game can play an important role for Housing Europe’s members when the involvement and the acceptance of the occupant is required to undertake energy renovation. (2) A Combined Labelling Scheme to provide clear evidence-based data on energy performance, indoor environmental quality, and well-being indicators. (3) An open user-centred gamified platform for validation and community building. Read more.