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Triple-A: stimulating the Adoption of low-carbon technologies by home-owners through increased Awareness and easy Access

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

Lead partner

Technische Universiteit Delft

Contact

Start Date

01/01/2017

End Date

30/04/2022

Project budget

5 297 095

ERDF amount

3 178 257

ERDF rate

60%

    About

    Common challenge

    The building sector accounts for approximately 35% of CO2 emissions. About 50% of the dwellings in the partner regions consists of single-family housing in the owner-occupied sector. Although there is an enormous potential to reduce CO2 emissions by stimulating home-owners to adopt low-carbon technologies, the current average renovation rate is just around 1%. ‘Triple-A’ unites 7 local authorities (LAs) pioneering in renovation policies in their ambition to achieve a real market acceleration in this part of the building sector resulting in a significant reduction in CO2 emissions.

    Main Achievements

    At project mid-term, the project partners (PPs) already realised increased adoption of low-carbon technologies by homeowners of single-family houses. Seven local authorities (LAs: cities of Rotterdam, Breda, Antwerp, and Mechelen; EOS Oostend; SPEE Picardie; Kent County Council) identified an inovative way of supporting homeowners in local target areas using web portals, pop-up centers, demonstration exemplars and easy access to home energy monitoring systems (HEMS). This Triple-A strategy was refined with input from TU Delft, University of Ghent and Eandis, improving ways to influence homeowner decision processes, evaluating experiences and developing marketing plans and implementation.
    Building on PP's experiences with existing web portals, a questionnaire towards LAs, an inventory of low-carbon technologies and financial schemes, and 6 local workshops on local authority web portal development, a public report was prepared to support the adoption and identification of LA web modules for easier access to low carbon technologies by LAs. Subsequent Triple-A activities helped the LAs to identify, select and realise new web modules in co-creation with stakeholders and LAs.
    PPs discussed the use of HEMS to influence homeowner decisions, and consequently scoped, selected and procured (adapted) HEMS.
    Literature research, a questionnaire to local authorities, interviews with consultancy centers, an inventory of low-carbon technologies and financial schemes used by partners, and a jointly organized business modeling workshop further resulted a comprehensive report and articles to support developing local pop-up consultancy centers. In 2018, six local authorities already launched local pop-up consultancy centers, either on a fixed location or in a mobile format, attracting a number of visitors beyond expectations.
    Based a target area analysis for a demonstration area the PPs identified engagement strategies for these areas using the input from jointly organized workshops, brainstorms, meetings and buddy cooperation. PPs exchanged valuable information such as standardised contracts and information about finance, funding and demo models.
    Project Key Performance Indicators were developed and are now being monitored.
    PPs now work with a targeted dissemination strategy and continuously strengthen engagement of observer LAs, for example using www.triple-a-interreg.eu, a Triple-A group on LinkedIn, articles, news items, presentations, banners, conferences,..

    Partnership

    Partners

    Stad Antwerpen

    Gemeente Breda

    Kent County Council

    Stad Mechelen

    Regie Regionale Du Service Public De L’efficacite Energétique de Picardie

    Gemeente Rotterdam

    AG EOS

    Universiteit Gent

    Eandis

    Outputs

    Theme
    Type
    Target
    URL / Download
    30/12/2020

    Pop-up center models for increasing awareness and easy access to low-carbon technologies

    Theme: Energy efficiency - Building
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Citizens - SMEs /enterprises - Energy suppliers
    30/12/2019

    Demonstration exemplars of a variety of low-carbon technologies to increase awareness and adoption

    Theme: Energy efficiency - Building
    Type: Physical equipment/pilot
    Target: Citizens - Energy suppliers - SMEs /enterprises