The overall project objectives are to increase the sustainability of energy use, reduce associated carbon emissions, and reduce the risk of low temperatures and unaffordable fuel bills in social housing through:
These objectives are achieved by the direct outputs of the proposed action, which will follow a common theme and approach, but the local/regional details of which will be specific to each partner in the consortium so that they can be designed with practical relevance to their own local context.
Local market actors, particularly social housing organizations and residents’ groups, will guide the work through the local forums which will be set up at the start of the project. The relevant market actors will include residents, social landlords, contractors, installers, architects and building services engineers, and the many statutory agencies working with residents of social housing.
The lessons and experience from each the eight local programmes of work in eight countries spread widely across Europe will be shared through the programme of dissemination, giving a wide-ranging and interesting result with applicability to the rest of Europe and a high potential for replication.