ACE-Retrofitting: Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting


Project Summary

Although local governments are tackling climate change, a majority of buildings in North-West Europe are still energy-inefficient and in need of deep renovation.

If action is not taken it will lock local governments into a high carbon-footprint future. By targeting condominiums (tenements and flatted buildings), the greatest number of private owners can benefit from more energy efficient homes while creating significant financial and carbon savings (50-70%).

Energy Cities, guided by a strategic energy transition vision and its capacity to ensure widespread success in its network, along with 6 local authorities from 5 different countries in NWE will introduce and promote a governance arrangement that overcomes the legal, human and financial barriers to the energy retrofitting of condominiums.

CoachCopro, a free, online collaborative tool developed by the Paris Climate Agency (Agence Parisienne du Climat), is central to this strategy and will be improved and adapted to be used in other parts of Europe.

In France, this web-based platform has already successfully assisted condominium owners (demand) and building professionals (supply) through an iterative process which cultivates trust relationships and generates direct and indirect jobs (potentially 19 net jobs created per €1M investment).

 

Want to talk about ACE-Retrofitting?

We provide you with a standard presentation (PDF) in 4 European languages:

You may also use our promotional card to spread the word about the project!

For all questions regarding communication, please contact floriane.cappelletti [ at ] energy-cities.eu

 

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News

NWE Programme status

Posted on 15-02-2019

Since the beginning of the programming period in 2014, 83 projects were approved (31 on Innovation, 34 on Low Carbon and 18 on Resource & Materials Efficiency). Read more

8th call for proposals: check the list of step 1 approved projects

Posted on 08-02-2019

23 projects from the eighth call for proposals were approved by the Monitoring Committee, meeting on 6-7 February 2019 in Luxembourg. Read more

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This project is also supported by the French Energy Management Agency - ADEME.

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
Energy Cities Ian Turner 2 Chemin de Palente
BESANCON
25000
France
ian.turner@energy-cities.eu www.energy-cities.eu
Name Contact Name Email Country
Ville de Liège Marc Schlitz Marc.schlitz@liege.be Belgium
Agence Parisienne du Climat Béatrice Bienenfeld beatrice.bienenfeld@apc-paris.com France
Universiteit Maastricht Annemarie Van Zeijl-Rozema a.vanzeijl@maastrichtuniversity.nl Netherlands
Aberdeen City Council Maizatul Afzan Muhammad MMuhammad@aberdeencity.gov.uk United Kingdom
Stadt Frankfurt am Main Energiereferat Jonas Geissler jonas.geissler@stadt-frankfurt.de Germany
Gemeente Maastricht Rianne Van Der Krogt rianne.van.der.krogt@maastricht.nl Netherlands
Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Energiebesparingsfonds Antwerpen Jan Meuleman Jan.Meuleman@stad.antwerpen.be Belgium
Changeworks Resources for Life Ltd. Ian Smith ISmith@changeworks.org.uk United Kingdom

News


Frankfurt: A web platform to support citizens in condominium energy renovation throughout Germany

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The German city of Frankfurt am Main recently launched an online platform for the renovation of condominiums as part of the Interreg-NWE ACE-Retrofitting project. The platform is strongly inspired by the successful collaborative web tool CoachCopro developed by the Paris Climate Agency in 2005. Thanks to this new platform, about 200 000 residents could benefit from an energy retrofit in their condominiums! Read More

Understanding owners’ motivations to support renovation of condominiums: What research and experimentation tell us

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With 12,000 households living in condominiums in Maastricht and among them 7,000 with a G energy label, the energy retrofitting of these buildings is a major challenge for the municipality. The workshop and site visit organised on 16 November in Maastricht - as part of the Interreg North-West Europe ACE-Retrofitting project, aimed to better understand owners’ barriers to taking action in their buildings thanks to feedback from academic research and project experience. Read More

ACE Retrofitting in Frankfurt – We need to reduce the energy consumption of our buildings by 70% by 2050!

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The second project meeting of ACE-Retrofitting - Interreg North-West Europe, was hosted by the City of Frankfurt from 12 to14 June, including a half-day conference which gathered ACE partners and German stakeholders involved in the energy retrofitting of condominiums. A great opportunity to better understand the challenges that the cities face to retrofit their condominiums. Read More


Events


ACE-Retrofitting Webinar: From concept to realisation – A step-by-step tool that helps co-owners accelerate retrofitting in condos

, (online)

14:00-15:00 CET Partners in the ACE-Retrofitting project are seeking to support municipalities in launching energy retrofitting strategies for condominiums. They developed a range of tools that notably help municipalities make the link between the demand side (co-owners, trustees, etc.) and the supply side (professionals). The “Step-by-Step” toolkit provides 17 specific soft and hard tools to accompany co-owners on the road to condominium energy retrofitting. It is divided into three main complementary phases: 1. The “first step” allows the co-owners to explore the idea of leading an energy retrofit in their building. 2. The “taking-off step” deals with the activities to be developed until the vote for retrofitting. 3. The “real thing step” is related to the start of the energy retrofitting work itself.
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Low Carbon City Forum

, Paris, France

It will include a number of panel discussions, talks, film projections, exhibitions, workshops for both children and adults, group meals, evening activities, and an eco-friendly market. The Low Carbon City Forum will offer everyone the chance to come together to imagine and subsequently build sustainable, people-centric cities. The event is free and open to all!
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Deutsch (de)

Der ACE-Zähler kommuniziert die Ergebnisse der Partnerstädte in Hinblick auf die geschulten Eigentümer und Fachleute sowie die erzielten Sanierungen und CO2-Reduktionen.

   

   

Geschulte Eigentümer

Geschulte Fachleute

Beschlossene Sanierungspläne

Sanierungen in Umsetzung: WEG / Wohneinheiten

Abgeschlossene Sanierungen: WG /Wohneinheiten

Jährliche CO2-Reduktion (in Tonnen)
Antwerpen Belgien 9300 368 7    52/2725  2075
Frankfurt Deutschland 1206 432 2 1/5    
Lüttich Belgien 1347 49 7 16/620    1240
Maastricht Niederlande 48 7        
Paris Frankreich 15064 1885 139  108/2543  166/3983  3059
 

TOTAL

 26987

2741

163

 125/3168

 218/6708

 6374

 

Dutch (nl)

De ACE-meter presenteert de resultaten die door de partnersteden zijn bereikt op het gebied van gecoachte eigenaren en professionals, gerealiseerde verduurzamingsmaatregelen en CO2-reductie

   

   

Gecoachte mede-eigenaren

Gecoachte professionals

Verduurzamingsplannen vastgesteld door ALV

Duurzame renovaties in uitvoering: appartementen/flats

Afgeronde duurzame renovaties: appartementen/flats

Jaarlijkse CO2 reductie (Ton)
Antwerpen België 9300 368 7   52/2725 2075
Frankfurt Duitsland 1206 432 2 1/5    
Luik België 1347 49 7 16/620   1240
Maastricht Nederland 48 7        
Parijs Frankrijk 15064 1885 139 108/2543 166/3983 3059
 

TOTAL

 26987

2741

 163

125/3168

218/6708

6374

 

English (en)

The ACE meter communicates the results reached by the partner cities in terms of owners and professionals coached, retrofitting achieved and carbon emissions reduced.

 

   

   

Co-owners coached

Professionals coached

Retrofitting plans voted

Retrofitting in progress: condominiums/flats

Retrofitting finished: condominiums/flats

Annual decrease of CO2 emissions in tonnes
Antwerpen Belgium 9300 368 7    52/2725  2075
Frankfurt Germany 1206 432 2  1/5    
Liège Belgium 1347 49 7  16/620    1240
Maastricht Netherlands 48 7  0      
Paris France 15064 1885 139  108/2543  166/3983  3059
 

TOTAL

 26987

2741

163

 125/3168

 218/6708

 6374

 

 

Français (fr)

Le “ACE meter” communique les résultats atteints par les partenaires en indiquant le nombre de propriétaires et de professionnels coachés, de rénovations réalisées et de réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre.

   

   

Co-propriétaires coachés

Professionnels coachés

Plans de renovation approuvés

Rénovations en cours: copropriétés / appartements

Rénovations finalisées: copropriétés / appartements

Diminution annuelle des émissions de CO2 (en tonnes)
Anvers Belgique 9300 368 7   52/2725 2075
Francfort Allemagne 1206 432 2 1/5    
Liège Belgique 1347 49 7 16/620   1240
Maastricht Pays-Bas 48 7        
Paris France 15064 1885 139 108/2543 166/3983 3059
 

TOTAL

 26987

2741

163

125/3168

218/6708

6374

In this section you will find documents developed as part of the ACE-Retrofitting project to help boost energy retrofitting in condominiums.

 

  • Financial Solutions for Condominium Retrofitting

23.08.2018 - Download PDF

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