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Sustainable houses in an inclusive Neighbourhood

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

Lead partner

Intercommunale Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor de Kempen (IOK)






Project budget

7 066 533

ERDF amount

4 239 920

ERDF rate



    Common challenge

    The challenges facing all partners include: increasing energy use, fluctuating prices, fuel poverty, energy security and finite resources, threats to our environment and community resilience. These are issues that cross borders and therefore require a joint approach. In addition, since the partners share similar maritime climates and housing stock profiles, there are synergies and benefits in sharing solutions. Residential dwellings are a major part in our GHG emissions, so major reductions are possible by retrofitting homes and directly engaging with communities to reduce their energy usage.

    Main Achievements

    SHINE focuses on district renovations with a bottom-up approach. Since the start of the SHINE project a lot has been done. In order to set up a participation process in districts to lower the threshold for district renovations a support base has been created. Therefore partners have organised inspiring study trips and a lot of meetings with stakeholders (515). So far a volunteer network of 147 energy experts have been established to guide the families of the district in saving energy. So far 1577 residents have received energy advice. Furthermore 206 smart meters and 395 monitoring systems were installed to help the families reduce energy and 777 energy kits with energy savers were handed out. At the end of SHINE the project can disseminate a method with different kind of tools with an instruction of which tools work the best in which kind of district.

    The SHINE project has also been busy with developing a method to guide renovations in a district approach. Therefore 414 energy audits and self-scans were carried out and based on these group purchases of energy saving measures and renewable energy were provided. As well during the design phase, as during the renovation 158 owners were guided with assistant meetings by professional experts in order to guide them to renovate as close as possible to Nearly-Zero-Energy level.

    Except for the local residents, the local building professionals are a second important target group in the SHINE project. In order to accelerate the quick uptake of building innovations by local building professionals the SHINE partners has been working on a joint method to identify the needs of this target group. Based on a few analyses so far 22 local and 2 cross-border networking moments have been organised. These will help us to develop a method to identify the needs of the local building professionals.

    Furthermore the SHINE partners have been implementing energy efficient district renovations of their own housing stock. So far 470 dwellings have been renovated.



    City of Sint-Niklaas

    Thomas More Kempen vzw

    OCMW Ieper

    Brighton & Hove City Council

    Hastings Borough Council

    Habitat du Littoral

    Kamp C

    Zonnige Kempen

    Association pour la Recherche et le Développement de Méthodes et Processus Industriels (ARMINES)


    Citizens Advice 1066


    Parc naturel regional des Caps et Marais d’Opale


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    Thema: Adoption of technologiesEnergy
    Target: Citizens


    Thema: Adoption of technologiesEnergy
    Target: Citizens