Tenants

get_to_knowXSmall.jpgLegal frameworks concerning tenants’ influence on investment decisions vary per country. In some cases tenants simply are required to accept a refurbishment. However, in other cases tenants can reject refurbishment plans. Legal regulations also define when and how far refurbishment costs can be transferred to tenants, e.g. by means of rent increase. At least parts of these costs can be offset by lower overall costs for heating (e.g.
Quality: 
4
Importance: 
5
Free cavity-wall and loft insulation in the Borough of Kirklees
Country: 
UK
Target Group: 
Tenants
Owners of houses, buildings or apartments
Municipalities / Local communities
City/Region: 
Kirklees
Date: 
2007 - 2010
The project Warm Zone is currently being implemented in Kirklees, a local authority district in the north-east of England. Warm Zone is large and ambitious in its approach and scope: providing free cavity and loft insulation for all houses in Kirklees. Residents are informed about options to lower energy consumption, renewable energy production, air and water conservation measures.
Implement energy renovations in apartment blocks
Country: 
Hungary
Target Group: 
Tenants
City/Region: 
Budapest and other Hungarian cities
Date: 
2005

Social Housing Energy Efficiency Renovation Programme (SHEER) is carried out by the D.V.D. company. The company has developed a Global Environmental Social Business (GESB) mechanism and completed energy efficiency renovations in around 45 pre-fabricated apartment blocks in Budapest and other Hungarian cities. The renovations include installation of new heating systems, windows frames, and insulation of walls, basement and roofs. Solar panels and passive housing standards are planned to be the next step in the development.

 

Quality: 
2
Importance: 
2.5
Reduce energy, heat and water use in apartments through education and communication
Country: 
The Netherlands
Target Group: 
Tenants
City/Region: 
Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht
Date: 
2001 - 2003

The Green Energy Train project aimed at 10% energy saving in households via behavioural changes. The target group consisted of tenants of social housing who had moved into newly built houses. They were educated and informed about energy savings based on the philosophy of 'Live Energy'. Testing this educational method was a secondary goal of the project. 

 

A demand driven approach based on 'Live Energy'
Country: 
The Netherlands
Target Group: 
Tenants
City/Region: 
The Hague
Date: 
2001 - 2003

This case study focuses on the implementation of the Green Energy Train programme in apartment buildings in The Hague between September 2001 and May 2003. It targeted 228 households in eight apartment blocks. The project aimed at reducing the energy, heat and water use of these households with 5%. This target was not reached due to several reasons.

Quality: 
2
Importance: 
4
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