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Retrofitting social housing and active preparation for EPBD (RESHAPE)
Title: Retrofitting social housing and active preparation for EPBD (RESHAPE)
Funding: European Commission, "Intelligent Energy - Europe" Programme
Budget: 892 970 EUR
Timeframe: 2006 - 2008
Description:

The objective of the RESHAPE project was to contribute to the implementation of the EU buildings directive (EPBD) and to assess in practice how the EPBD can contribute to overcome barriers for renovation of social housing.

With the RESHAPE project, a consortium of stakeholders in social housing has:

  • Demonstrated preparation for implementation of the EPBD by planning and testing the integration of energy performance certification in operational processes and services.
  • Tested and demonstrated added-value opportunities of energy performance certification (EPC). EPC databases of building stocks were tested as management tool for developing renovation strategies. Furthermore the possible added value of EPC was tested in the communication processes to tenants or apartment owners.
  • Developed support tools for three geographic regions that can help housing actors to plan the integration of energy performance certification in operational processes, in communication services to tenants/owners and in the planning of renovation actions.
  • Disseminated the project outcomes (support tools) to social housing actors throughout the EU.
Contractors: Ecofys, The Netherlands; Woonwel, The Netherlands; DZK, Belgium; VHM, Belgium; 3E, Belgium; EKYL, Estonia; BHA, Bulgaria; BSREC, Bulgaria; SEVEn, Czech Republic; ADIGSA, Spain