This ENPOR thematic seminar is focusing on how to reach energy-poor households – and more specifically tenants – in order to pass on knowledge of technical and behavioral energy saving measures, programs, and funds. This event welcomes representatives of municipalities, regions, and national bodies to learn about successful and replicable methods to connect with tenants of the private rented sector to increase their knowledge on energy efficiency measures and in the same time decrease their levels of energy poverty, thereby contributing to a just energy transition.
Examples of practice approaches will be presented on:
- reaching the tenants and landlords together based on Greek experiences,
- engaging tenants via the Energy box based on Dutch experiences,
- how to use field research to connect with tenants PRS based on Croatian experiences,
- crowdfunding for Energy boxes and experience of reaching energy poor households.
Some background information:
In 2020, an estimated 36 million people were unable to keep their homes adequately warm in the EU. The private rented sector is the most affected by this phenomenon, as rented housing is among the least energy-efficient among all housing sectors and tenants are among those with most elevated levels of energy poverty. Member States’ climate ambitions, have an considerable impact on measures aiming to alleviate energy poverty. EU-wide legislation and plans such as the Fit-for-55 Package and the 2023 updates of the National Energy and Climate Plans as well as local climate action plans should consider the private rented sector to achieve a just transition towards climate neutrality. With increasing prices in the housing sector, the rental sector is estimated to grow in market size, meaning that it’s impact on EU energy and climate will grow proportionally.
- energy market | private sector | energy efficiency | energy consumption
- Monday 24 April 2023, 12:00 - 13:00 (CEST)
- Online only