Investing in the energy renovation of Social Housing in Italy
LEMON is a project funded as part of the European Horizon 2020 program (call-EE-20-2015: Project development assistance for innovative bankable and aggregated sustainable energy investment schemes and projects) with the purpose of providing technical assistance to public and private entities for the preparation of tenders for the energy retrofitting social housing units in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma.
By the end of the project LEMON, the social housing companies ACER Reggio Emilia and ACER Parma delivered an investment programme of 9.453.428 € (VAT included) in 626 dwellings with an energy savings, developing a pipeline of bankable aggregated project and financial schemes combining the retrofit project of a consistence stock of social housing dwellings with an EPC contract that will involve the ESCOs in the realization of the interventions and in the management of the retrofitted dwellings. The innovation is based on the integration of different financing instruments available. The investment programme of 9.453.428 € will reduce by 4.039 MWh/y the energy consumption and avoid 794 tons of CO2 per year.
TIGER stands for “Triggered Investments in Grouping of buildings for Energy Renovation”. It’s a project financed in 2021 under the H2020 call LC-SC3-B4E-13-2020 “Aggregation – Project development Assistance”. It intends to improve the efficiency of Social Housing (SH) by addressing the issues of the lack of funding and also contribute to tackling energy poverty. The main aim of TIGER is the implementation of energy renovation interventions in SH buildings, expecting an investment over 16M€ through Energy Performance Contracting (EPC). TIGER will engage over 1500 families living in 126 SH buildings, located in 58 municipalities in Abruzzo Region, saving 8,7GWh of primary energy per year and reducing CO2 emissions of 1760tonn of CO2 per year, contributing to decarbonising the building stock. Further TIGER addresses energy poverty by improving energy efficiency, reducing energy consumptions and achieving adequate comfort levels, as well as setting up a capacity building programme for tenants to encourage vulnerable consumers to change their energy related behaviour.