Achieving and Financing Climate Targets in Housing
Summary: This project will equip participants with a greater financial capacity to achieve climate targets for their housing stock.
Description: This project will equip participants with a greater capacity to achieve climate targets for their housing stock (through building a concrete strategy/business plan), giving them both an overview of the general landscape and enabling each member to derive viable ideas and measures for their own company.
- Lead Partner: Places for People
- Lead Partner: Deutsche Wohnen
- Chalmers University
- Share information about financial aspects of energy efficiency and sustainability. Most housing associations have executed pilot projects but replication of pilots over the whole portfolio is not possible because of a lack of financial resources.
- Share information and knowledge about European regulations related to energy efficiency and sustainability.
- Provide an overview of the different ambitions to achieve climate targets in housing across multiple levels (government, organisation, tenant);
- Provide an overview of individual measures and financing opportunities in each participating jurisdiction.
- Collectively answer the following questions:
- What are the national regulations currently in place (and those that may be introduced in future) and how do they relate to the EU regulations?
- What should housing associations do on a portfolio level?
- What are financing requirements on an organisational level and how can projects be funded?
- New technologies offer a new approach for long-term maintenance plans but also bring new requirements. What elements of these plans would need revision as a result?
In order to:
- Understand how other housing companies in other jurisdictions deal with the financing of energy refurbishment measures. In concrete terms, the question is how costs can be shared fairly between tenants, landlords, and the state.
- Through collectively pooling our knowledge on the subject and brainstorming, we aim to give each member involved the chance to derive viable ideas and measures for their own company.
Participants in the project will learn:
- How to draft a Climate Strategy as an organisation
- How to build a solid business plan including all investments in order to become more
- sustainable and greener
- How to divide the costs of this energy transition between the different stakeholders
- (landlords, tenants, governments, energy companies, etc.)?
The project will, therefore, equip participants with a greater capacity to achieve climate targets for their housing stock, giving them both an overview of the general landscape and enabling each member to derive viable ideas and measures for their own company.