Energy Efficiency at Household Buildings

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Energy Efficiency at Household Buildings

Energy Efficiency at Household Buildings
Brief Description In 2011, the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy initiated the “Energy Efficiency at Household Buildings” program, as part of the EU Commission’s Operational Programme (OP) “Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship” for the period 2007-2013. This program aimed to improve the energy efficiency of residential houses in Greece, particularly ones built before the 1980’s when an energy efficient housing policy was put in effect. Citizens could apply for a grant from the program to fund renovation works for their house. These works included the installation of newer and more efficient door and window frames, upscaling of the outer walls of the house with materials offering better insulation and the installation of more modern and efficient heating and hot water systems. Energy inspectors would assess the efficiency levels of the building and would suggest potentially needed works. The application would be forwarded to one of the cooperating banks of the program and, if it was approved, a loan would be given to the interested citizen to fund the works. Certain percentages of these loans would be covered by the program’s funds based on the annual income levels of the beneficiaries, with higher participation of the program for people of lower economic status. After the installation of the required works, the energy inspector would assess the efficiency levels of the house again, and judge whether the building was able to rise higher on the energy efficiency scale.
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European Country/Countries Greece
Field Energy efficient housing: Energy efficiency of buildings
Type Intervention
Impact Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability
Status Completed
Target Group General population, Low socio-economic status
Evaluation Yes
Level National
INHERIT Perspective The Energy Efficiency at Household Buildings program has been included within INHERIT because of its  potential to achieve a triple-win. By improving the energy efficiency of houses, it aims to protect the health and wellbeing of citizens, particularly the more socioeconomically disadvantaged ones, by allowing them to more easily, economically and effectively manage the indoor temperatures. The environment also benefits as as more efficient use of energy means fewer pollutants are released into the atmosphere.
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2018-11-25T22:17:50+01:00April 26, 2017|practices|0 Comments