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AN END-TO-END SOLUTION ACCELERATING COST-NEUTRAL RETROFITTING FOR ENERGY-EFFICIENT FAMILY HOMES

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 892214

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 245 430,90

  • EU contribution

    € 887 812,50

Coordinated by:

DE WOONPAS BV

Netherlands

Objective

FITHOME leads to 900+ retrofitted homes in 3-7 municipalities in the Dutch Alkmaar region. It unlocks €15.75-19.25mn in capital for retrofitting and results in 11.8 ktons of Co2 saved during the project. Energy usage in the participating homes decreases with 64%. FITHOME constitutes three workstreams: 1. rollout of a novel financial instrument; 2. actual retrofittings in “no regret” measures such as PV and isolation via a simplified, customer-centric retrofitting process through digital upfront calculators, process flow management and quality assurance in terms of vendor and material selection and 3. European scale-up and linkage with peer PDA-projects and a Pan-European funding platform. The project:

-implements home-based, betterment tax – an instrument allowing homeowners to retrofit homes, while repaying related investments through a municipal a tax over max. 30 years. The investment is property-attached, thus risk-free. The tax height is the difference between the old and new energy bill (resulting from the energy savings thus ensuring neutrality).
- is a EU first in applying this scheme at scale. It builds on pilot results in the Municipality of Bergen, while building on insights of the U.S. PACE scheme (220,000 homes retrofitted to date) and the EuroPace project;
-focuses on guaranteed no regret retrofitting in PV and isolation, guaranteeing cost neutrality for homeowners;
- engages homeowners through tailored, customer engagement campaigns, which are driven by the Municipality of Wijk bij Duurstede (NL);
- develops tools that allow crystal clear insight in retrofitting costs and potential, whereas digital integration and process flow management will ensure that the entire retrofitting process (e.g. from application to vendor and material selection) are assured;
- allows scaling beyond NL steps are taken to assess feasibility to link in with a Pan-European Investment Platform, while the PDA Working Group ensure ensures continuity and lessons-learned incorporation.
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Coordinator

DE WOONPAS BV

Address

Energiestraat 5 G
1411 An Naarden

Netherlands

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 682 187,50

Participants (2)

GLOBAL NEW ENERGY FINANCE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 121 875

GEMEENTE WIJK BIJ DUURSTEDE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 83 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 892214

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2020

  • End date

    30 April 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 245 430,90

  • EU contribution

    € 887 812,50

Coordinated by:

DE WOONPAS BV

Netherlands