Country: Spain

From Spain two cities (Malaga and Valencia) jointed in ELIH-Med team. A total number of 3 pilot buildings (2 in Valencia and 1 in Malaga) were identified for ELIH-Med pilot retrofitting and innovative financial mechanism experimentations.
Finally, from those 3 low income buildings, 140 pilot flats were selected in Malaga, and 56 in Valencia, respectively.

City

Málaga

Spain
Malaga is located in the Andalusia Region (Spain). It has an urban area of 71.18 km2 and a density of 81.2 inhabitants per Ha. In 2010 it had a population of 568,507 and is the second most populated city in Andalusia, the sixth largest in Spain. Malaga enjoys a subtropical climate. Its average annual temperature is 23°C (73 °F) during the day (one of the highest in Europe) and 13 °C (55 °F) at night. 
 
With 18°C as a base temperature, the annual average number of heating degree days in Malaga is 847.
Diagnosis

The diagnosis of the pilot building was made on the basis of the following preliminary data: 
 - Energy consumption at building level (Primary energy)
 - Energy consumption in the communal areas
 - Energy consumption per apartment
 - Transmittances of the building walls
 - Comfort levels (household survey/simulations)
 - Operational costs of the building (maintenance costs and energy costs of communal areas)
 
The energy performance classification, energy consumption as well as comfort conditions of the dwellings have been estimated by using of LIDER and CALENER software.
With regards to the compliance with regulation standards, the baseline situation has also been evaluated. CTE DB HE1 is the Spanish standard that limits the heating and cooling demand. The procedure consists of comparing individually each element of the building (walls, windows, etc.) with limit values. In a second step the cooling and heating demand for a reference building is calculated and compared with the actual building. The second must be higher than the first. LIDER and CALENER are the approved software to verify the compliance with standards.
The building is typical of the huge social housing developments that were carried out in the 80s and is characterised by multi-layer brickwork (hollow brick - with inner wall cavity – single brick), single-glazing windows with aluminium frames, concrete floors and a concrete flat roof. The architectural specification of the building structure, in terms of energy performance, is given in the table below. 

 

Regarding the energy system of the building, no thermal insulation was originally implemented in the building. Currently, the energy performance of the building is classified (following the Spanish building energy classification) as Grade F (Heating degree Days in Malaga: 847), corresponding to 64.12 kWh/m2-yr.
 
Tips:
Due to the lack of reliable energy consumption data (although this will be provided by Endedsa and residens at alater date), a theoretical approach has been adopted. The energy demand and consumption were calcuated by means of EnergyPlus. This is a well known software from the US Department of Energy. (http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/energyplus/).
The total built surface of the building is 14.547 m2. The model considers six thermal zones that combine the exposed aras of the building (east, internal patio and west) and the different floors (with the last floor being analysed separately).
Standard profiles of occupation, lighting and equipments have also been considered. One important aspect that must be supposed is the level of infiltration. Considering the quality of construction, a level of 1.5 ACH in the dwellings and 3 ACH in the internal patio have been considered in the simulations

Guidelines

Recommendation 2 -

Stimulate EU Mediterranean labelling and/or certification for social housing

 

Recommendation 18 -

Mandate the use of dynamic calculation in addition to separate metering and monitoring devices, for a more accurate assessment during the diagnosis

Recommendation 19 -

Consider comfort and health improvement as major criteria of project success, as well as energy efficiency

Recommendation 20 -

Organize a services' offer to drive diagnosis, to implement labelling, to collect and analyze smart meter data

Recommendation 21 -

Take into consideration the cooling demand according to climatic specificities

Recommendation 25 -

Enhance the national ''Observatory of Vulnerability Program'' that provides data on the building stock

Recommendation 26 -

Develop exchange data programs as FIDA, to others Spanish regions, in order to gather and standardize differents buildings data trough a common software

Recommendation 27 -

Require a sustainable and broader vision, integrating social and economic factors in addition to resources efficiency 

Recommendation 29 -

Implement an energy audit and assessment at neigbourhood scale (physical interaction with the surrounding buildings, green spaces, infrastructure, wind…), in addition to the dwelling scale

Recommendation 64 -

Develop consistent objectives and precise results to achieve, in terms of: energy efficiency, comfort, health and social improvement

Recommendation 65 -

Implement a diagnosis in a labelling approach

Recommendation 66 -

Take into account technical, structural and architectural criteria during the audits

Recommendation 67 -

Take into consideration comfort improvement - including summer comfort - through a detailed questionnaire for the inhabitants and trough monitoring equipment

Recommendation 68 -

Implement a more accurate survey about the owners behaviours regarding their ''hand made'' heating systems (individual fuel and electric devices, wood, etc.) and cooling systems

Recommendation 70 -

Involve inhabitants at diagnosis' stage

Recommendation 71 -

Regularly feed regional databases on the smart metering and surveys results

Recommendation 73 -

Take the opportunity to work on energy efficiency issues, while a structural building audit is implemented, especially on building stock built before the 70's

Recommendation 74 -

Take into consideration accessiblity issues in the audit because of the population ageing

Recommendation 124 -

Enhance professionals cooperation in order to maximize data accuracy on electricity and gas during audits 

Recommendation 134 -

Require a buildings Energy-Efficiency regulation focuses on energy savings to achieve for new or renovated housing 

Recommendation 135 -

Mandate "as-built" reports by the constructor, when refurbishment is completed, on the building envelope, systems and energy performance


Foto

Tenant visit

Tenant visit

Data collection during tenant visit

Data collection during tenant visit

Video

Malaga pilot project ‘“Los Limoneros building”


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities

Stakeholders involvement

To ensure the success of the pilot projects, a participative process is exploited to involve actively local relevant stakeholders in the large scale pilot experimentation. The two main elements of the participative process are:
- the Territorial Management Group (TMG), composed by local key stakeholders, in charge of analysing innovative financial options and technical solutions, and
  monitoring the implementation of pilot projects.
- the Pilot Project Participative Group (PPCG): grouped by direct/indirect beneficiaries of the pilot projects, expresses the real needs and problems experienced in
  the buildings selected as the pilot projects. The PPCG is able to help the TMG to develop and adjust the pilot project action plan based on the real needs. 
 
 
 
In Malaga, TMG and PPCG two groups’ participation was very active, their involvements are summarised below.

  

 

The PPCG is the key tool to engage with the residents where the technical pilot project is taking place. However the PPCG is not only limited to the residents of the Los Limoneros building. Other invited members include representatives from the local Department of Social Services and representatives from the Municipal Housing Institute (IMV).
Before the implementation of the technical measures begins, another meeting will be  held  with the PPCG to explain what will be done and to ensure that the planning of this part of the project is agreed upon (E.g. taking into account local events that may be taking places etc.).
During the investigation that was carried out during the ELIH MED project, various meetings have been carried out with the key actors in the sector in Malaga, Andalusia and Spain including: Andalusia Energy Agency, IDEA, Government of Andalusia, Triodos Bank, Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Housing, Unicaja, ANESE amongst others.
As a result of these meetings and the information gathered during the study, Malaga City Council is currently preparing PREVISMA (Plan for the Energy Refurbishment of Social Housing in Malaga (involving 2.200 dwellings)) in which Malaga City Council plan to implement the mechanisms described above in the refurbishment of the social housing stock that belongs to the Municipal Housing Institute in Malaga (IMV). 

Guidelines

Recommendation 2 -

Stimulate EU Mediterranean labelling and/or certification for social housing

 

Recommendation 3 -

Implement training policies related to energy efficiency in LIH based on ELIH-Med pilot results

Recommendation 4 -

Promote inhabitants involvement in housing renovation regulations with dedicated funds

Recommendation 7 -

Implement an integrated approach of low income households focused on:

  • economic situation,
  • health conditions,
  • employment, etc.

Recommendation 28 -

Implement a Territorial Professional Management Group:   

  • Involving: contracting authorities, private sector, and professionals 
  • Offering training services in order to disseminate good practices,     
  • Promoting innovative processes,    
  • Contributing to local technical methodologies, etc.

Recommendation 31 -

Drive low income private owners awareness campaigns:                

  • Sharing vocabulary, knowledge and experiences;
  • Explaining refurbishment process;
  • Training them to use monitoring devices/smart meters;
  • Facilitating access to diagnosis' services and to retrofiting public and private funds;
  • Implementing financial incentives to drive awareness campaigns

Recommendation 32 -

Involve owner representatives in the selection process because there is a majority of low-income private owners hardly reachable

Recommendation 34 -

Take into consideration that energy efficiency is a secondary concern, compared with residents' daily priorities

Recommendation 35 -

Mandate owners commitment and transparency on their income and energy bills, in order to apply to retrofitting processes

Recommendation 77 -

Implement Territorial Management Groups at the beginning of the project:                     

  • Involving public authorities, key private stakeholders (as PV, banks, net metering and utility companies); inhabitants' representatives and social services;
  • Reinforcing their involvement in the process;                                              
  • Implementing a global approach in technical, social and administrative terms;
  • Participating to the monitoring process

Recommendation 79 -

Inform inhabitants on the basis of a global involvement strategy, through Participative Groups meetings, awareness tools, events, etc.

Recommendation 80 -

Involve local social services in order to reinforce inhabitants awareness and care

Recommendation 81 -

Promote innovative social approaches and active self construction works, in a 'do it yourself' concept

Recommendation 82 -

Encourage owners who asked for additional works by providing them technical and financial advices

Recommendation 83 -

Take into consideration livability and quality of life (hygiene and health) prior to energy efficiency

Recommendation 84 -

Identify building malfunctions from the beginning of the identification process, by directly involving tenants

Recommendation 85 -

Develop an informative approach towards inhabitants based on in-site visits (monthly)

Recommendation 125 -

Offer legal and technical assistance to support contracting authorities involved in ESCO's partnership, in order to overcome mistrust issues

Recommendation 126 -

Participate to Territorial Management Groups in order to identify business opportunities

Recommendation 127 -

Regularly collect data through surveys (on technical, social and energy topics) in order to anticipate inhabitants consumption needs


Foto

Pilot Project Participative Group (PPCG) meeting

Pilot Project Participative Group (PPCG) meeting

Tenant visit

Tenant visit

Video

European Energy Day (Malaga)
Awareness Campaign in Malaga (EN)


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

Monitoring

Monitoring is the unique activity going through all ELIH-Med pilot project implementation process; it is very important for:
- supervising the project implementation,
- collecting energy consumption before and after pilot energy refurbishment and smart metering experimentations
- valuating the objectives/results obtained
 
Moreover, monitoring is a key factor to evaluate the sustainability of the project. In order to reach the final objectives of the EU2020, the energy efficiency solutions must be surely proved to be the best so that it can be promoted to the whole Mediterranean area.
 
The monitory targets established for the pilot project in Malaga are:
- final building energy consumption reduction
- reduction of the energy for residential water heating generation.
- reduction of apartments HVAC (heating, venting and air cooling) energy
 
Further, monitoring system allows:
- compare the performance of the system with the simulations   performed in previous studies
- compare the performance with other buildings with similar solutions in place.
- evaluate the performance of the different installed systems in the building.
- analyse and define different energy efficiency strategies (from an economic point of view) in order to get the best out of the system.
- establish a system that will allow us to monitor the performance of the system and allow us to monitor performance trends
- determine the reduction of conventional energy and get energy balances within the system
 
Energy meters to determine:
- energy consumed in hot sanitary water production
- energy stored in the tanks
- energy produced by cogeneration system
- energy lost in the hot water circulation
 
Data:
- carry out one year period data processing and analysis
 

Guidelines

Recommendation 5 -

Reinforce the use of monitoring systems managed by the inhabitants themselves (smart metering devices) mainstreaming them.

Recommendation 37 -

Aggregate smart meter data produced, in order to create open data applications and monitor the cost of energy

 

Recommendation 86 -

Analyze before/after results with accurate data, by installing metering devices before refurbishment

Recommendation 87 -

Install metering devices into the dwellings with direct feedback and energy tips towards inhabitants

Recommendation 88 -

Install smart metering devices with screens and interfaces for direct consumptions monitoring by the user completed by monthly report

Recommendation 89 -

Go beyond uncertainty in the estimation of energy savings by monitoring the real consumption of different elements: appliances, lighting, heating, etc.

Recommendation 90 -

Measure comfort improvement through a long-term approach

Recommendation 91 -

Inform inhabitants on the basis of a global involvment strategy trough the Pilote Project Collaborative Group, events, meetings...

Recommendation 92 -

Contribute to define innovative financial engineering with public authorities

Recommendation 93 -

Use simulation systems such as LIDER and CALENER 

Recommendation 94 -

Avoid dependency regarding data access, and after-sales services with smart meters suppliers


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Project implementation & evaluation methodology

Project implementation & evaluation methodology

ELIHMed_Evaluation_pub.pdf
Evaluation of Malaga pilot projects results and impacts on public policies (Spanish) ELIHMed_Evaluation_web.pdf
Evaluation Report Annex I - Energy Plus Summary (Spanish) Annex I - Energy Plus Summary.pdf
Evaluation Report Annex II - Energy Classification (Spanish) Annex II - Energy Classification.pdf
Evaluation Report Annex III - Solar Thermal System for DHW (Spanish) Annex III - Solar Thermal System for DHW.pdf
Evaluation Report Annex IV - Compliance with CTE (Energy Certificate) (Spanish) Annex IV - Compliance with CTE.pdf
Evaluation Report Annex V - Monitoring the Thermal DHW System (Spanish) Annex V - Monitoring the Thermal DHW System_web.pdf
Evaluation Report Annex VI - Social Study Annex VI - Social Study.pdf
Evaluation Report Annex VII - Quantitative Thermal Comfort (Spanish) Annex VII - Quantitative Thermal Comfort.pdf
Evaluation Report Annex VIII - Thermography Final Report (Spanish) Annex VIII_Thermography Final Report.pdf


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

Financing

Financial mechanisms have a significant effect on the successful realization of the pilot projects. The innovative financial mechanisms is a key factor in the pilot projects.                                             
A financial plan allows to get an overall control on the economic situation of the pilot project, and it influences the decision on each step in the fulfilment of the projects.
Generally, the financial mechanisms include the financial support from the municipality and some companies. Particularly, the target group of ELIH-Med programme is the low income housing dwellings, for this purpose, the innovative financial mechanisms occupy a great proportion in the financial mechanisms.
 
Energy saving measures and estimated costs

 
Financial resources used for Energy refurbishment

 
Possible Innovative financial mechanisms

 
 Financial resources used for Energy refurbishment 

 

Guidelines

Recommendation 8 -

Take into consideration that residents energy bill reduction is difficult to achieve, because of low financial situation and energy consumptions

Recommendation 9 -

Implement financial tools taking into consideration the different types of owners, and considering the low ROI (warantee mechanism)

Recommendation 10 -

Facilitate financial engineering flexibility: mixing EU funds and mixing public/private funds

Recommendation 38 -

Create a unique desk dedicated to harmonize fund distribution:

  • Targeting available funds dedicated to energy efficiency retrofitting projects ;
  • Matching the different taxes optimization incentives and local grants;
  • Developing a financial engineering tool mobilizing European and/or National     programmes and funds;
  • Coordinating public/private patnership;                                        
  • Decreasing bureaucracy procedures to get administrative funding approvals in time  

Recommendation 95 -

Continue to finance extra works during the refurbishment process

Recommendation 96 -

Involve private local funders with regular feedback and data on the project

Recommendation 128 -

Enhance local company sponsorship by offering equipments  

Recommendation 129 -

Increase ESCO's involvement by matching their money savings objectives with thermal comfort goals of low-income tenants 



Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers

Tenders

Calls for public tenders are procedures applied to generate offers from companies competing for works, supply or service contracts in the framework of public procurement.This procedure creates a mutual benefit that the service providers who win the tender can have the opportunity and experience of cooperating with EU program and meanwhile with the sufficient procurement provided by the tender, the pilot projects can be carried out smoothly.
Generally, a typical invitation to tender template is formed with the following sections: Introduction, Project background, Legal issues, Maintaining issues, Supplier response required, Timetable for choosing the supplier and Requirements.
 
For implementing  pilot projects in Malaga, different activities were carries out through public calls, in particular:
- Architectural and engineering study:
o    selection of the architect to carry out the project design
o    selection of the company to carry out the Engineering and technical design
- Implementation of the refurbishment:
o   Call for tenders: public tender for the implementation of the pilot project
o   planning
o   tendering
o   contract awarding
o   refurbishment
o   monitoring and management (through weekly visits to construction site) official end to refurbishment

Guidelines

Recommendation 11 -

Update public tenders framework integrating green procurement processes, simplifying procedures and indentifying responsabilities

Recommendation 12 -

Standardize the call for tenders administrative process at National level

Recommendation 44 -

Update the public tenders documentation with new energy savings technologies 

Recommendation 47 -

Simplify the calls for tenders rules and administrative process if several contractors are involved in the project

Recommendation 101 -

Add bonus for applicants proposing additional measures for the same price (best value) and sponsorship

Recommendation 102 -

Add bonus for applicants using local materials

Recommendation 103 -

Professionalize tender engineering

Recommendation 104 -

Explain the technical innovative solutions and their specifications in the call for tenders

Recommendation 105 -

Have flexible public tender templates adapted to the project needs

Recommendation 107 -

Involve inhabitants in the renovation process in order to obtain additional points


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Call for public tender PLIEGO TèCNICO.pdf


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers

Refurbishment

Based on the preliminary analysis, currently, the apartment blocks can be classified as class F (64.12 kWh/m2-yr).
The identified energy efficiency measures are given in the following table.

 

Detail technical information of pilot projects is summaried in the Pilot project sheet 'Pilot Energy Efficiency experiment in Malaga' which is downloadable. 
It was expected for Malaga’s pilot experimentation to improve two grades of energy class (from Grade F to Grade D); accordingly, energy consumption will be reduced from 64,12 kWh/m2-year to 43.28 kWh/m2-year.

Guidelines

Recommendation 46 -

Encourage the use of passive systems

Recommendation 48 -

Focus on a cost/benefits approach taking into account ROI and global expenses for the beneficiaries

Recommendation 49 -

Avoid high energy performances targets, considered as financially expensive and complex systems for the tenants

Recommendation 50 -

Match urban renovation projects (equipement, infrastructure, public spaces renewal) with low-income household dwellings retrofitted at local scale

Recommendation 51 -

Rehouse tenants durings works when it is necessary and possible   

Recommendation 52 -

Promote the use of heat pumps for heating and cooling

Recommendation 108 -

Anticipate building structural issues (i.e. asbestos)

Recommendation 109 -

Have a detailed work plan/programme including technical measures, in order to narrow occupants disruption during refurbishment process

Recommendation 110 -

Implement innovative and local insulation materials    

Recommendation 111 -

Maximize external insulation benefits with thermostatic heating control        

Recommendation 112 -

Work on materials properties regarding summer comfort technical solutions

Recommendation 113 -

Use district heating   

Recommendation 114 -

Match at municipal scale, urban renovation projects (equipements, infrastructures, public spaces renewal) and retrofitting process towards dwellings occupied by low-income households

Recommendation 115 -

Choose effective and simple solutions (due to limited budget, forbidden external interventions, presence of tenants in the dwelling)

Recommendation 119 -

Take advantage of cross ventilation

Recommendation 130 -

Reinforce training and technical expertise towards companies for the implementation of integrated energy efficiency measures

Recommendation 131 -

Provide innovative technical engineering tools and ensure the maintenance works


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Pilot Energy Efficiency experiment in Malaga pp sheet_Malaga rev.pdf
Refurbishment action plan (in Spanish) MEMORIA BASEoctubre.pdf

Foto

External insulation of the roof

External insulation of the roof

External insulation of the floor

External insulation of the floor

Insulation of the façade

Insulation of the façade

Improving natural cross-ventilation

Improving natural cross-ventilation

EE measures adopted

EE measures adopted

Resume EE measures implemented in Malaga's ELIH-Med pilot dwelling


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers

Smart metering activity

ELIH-Med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tried to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour will also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
 
The aim of smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions                             
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
The phases of the smart metering experimentation and the interactions with LIH consumers followed the ELIH-Med project plan as shown below. 

The first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase included additional awareness campaigns.
 
A key event of the consumer experience of smart metering will be the installation visit, which will ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders                                           
Stakeholders involved in ELIH-Med smart meter experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific working groups' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
 
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
Summary of experimentation plan of partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
Experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
ANNEX I of the Experimentation Plan: Dwelling Properties Matrix
ANNEX II of the Experimentation Plan: Survey Questionnaire
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Malaga  
In Malaga,  45 electricity smart meters in total were installed, of which
- Pilot building “Los Limoneros”: 20 (15 wthout internet)
- Barrio de la Luz (finalcial pilot): 10
- West Malaga (outside of ELIH-Med): 15
 
In total the following units were used:
- 45 Central management terminals (IHD)
- 30 internet modules
- 15 modules without internet
- ENERATI (Web application for live visualization and historic data interpretation of households with internet connection); the data from the offline modules has to
  be downloaded every three months in order to obtain daily information.
 
 
Interaction with tenants and Smart Metering installation
 
 
 
The smart meter expriemntal plan (including smart meter providers' selection) is downloadable here.
 
The meters provide the information on:
- overall (daily, weekly and monthly) electricity consumption;
- other individual appliance real-time consumptions: 264 individual appliances are monitored by smart meters. For instance, refrigerators, air-conditioning systems, lights, electric heating, washing machines, electric cooker, etc.. 
 
 A smart metering Web application example  is shown below.
 

 

Guidelines

Recommendation 5 -

Reinforce the use of monitoring systems managed by the inhabitants themselves (smart metering devices) mainstreaming them.

Recommendation 37 -

Aggregate smart meter data produced, in order to create open data applications and monitor the cost of energy

 

Recommendation 86 -

Analyze before/after results with accurate data, by installing metering devices before refurbishment

Recommendation 87 -

Install metering devices into the dwellings with direct feedback and energy tips towards inhabitants

Recommendation 88 -

Install smart metering devices with screens and interfaces for direct consumptions monitoring by the user completed by monthly report

Recommendation 89 -

Go beyond uncertainty in the estimation of energy savings by monitoring the real consumption of different elements: appliances, lighting, heating, etc.

Recommendation 90 -

Measure comfort improvement through a long-term approach

Recommendation 91 -

Inform inhabitants on the basis of a global involvment strategy trough the Pilote Project Collaborative Group, events, meetings...

Recommendation 93 -

Use simulation systems such as LIDER and CALENER 

Recommendation 94 -

Avoid dependency regarding data access, and after-sales services with smart meters suppliers



Target

Dissemination awareness and national project capitalization

ELIH-Med Capitalization and long lasting effects      

What is capitalisation?  

In the framework of European cross-border cooperation projects, capitalisation is a mean to exploit commonly the results of several projects and ensure long lasting effects. Capitalisation could be defined in a general way as the strategy and process that will allow to ensure a long term, deep and concrete impact of the project activities and results on public policies at local, regional, national and European level.

ELIH-Med capitalization strategy   

Capitalisation is a mandatory activity in ELIH-Med, defined in the terms of reference of the first strategic call for proposals of the MED program. Capitalisation could be defined in a general way as the strategy and process that will allow to ensure a long term, deep and concrete impact of the project activities and results on public policies at local, regional, national and European level.
The objective of ELIH-Med Capitalisation is broader than ELIH-MED scope and it covers all the initiatives that share some of the preoccupations and objectives of ELIH-MED. Above all, a capitalisation process aims at creating a cumulative effect, not only on the basis of the aggregation of projects results but also at a program level through the convergence of indicators, strategic objectives and proposals to strengthen cooperation process impacts within the mainstream framework of European policies.
For further information on ELIH-Med global capitalisation strategy, you can download the ELIH-Med Capitalisation Plan.
Within the context of the project, an awareness campaign has been developed for the promotion and dissemination of energy efficiency in low income.
Objectives of the campaign:
- to communicate the EE measures and tips that exist for both individual apartments and residential buildings.
- to communicate the financial mechanisms that exist to fund aforementioned EE measures.
- to develop activities that strengthen the feeling of “belonging” to the community/neighbourhood,
- to promote energy refurbishment at building / district scale.
 
Contents of the campaign
What? The campaign aims to raise awareness on how important the need to reduce  energy consumption is in the different city areas. Various activities will be carried out to disseminate the huge potential energy  savings in these households and the benefits from the reduction of these expenses. Through refurbishments in their homes (building and individual levels) and by changing behaviour, the following benefits will be seen:
• Savings (economic)
• Improved comfort levels
• Help reduce damage to the environment
Who? Our target is the middle-lower economic social segment with a medium-low level of education, usually with low incomes and living in publicly subsidised housing. A specific focus on children will also be made during the campaign.
 
How? The campaign has been planned to include a range of different activities with a very clear and specific timetable. An fictitious enemy has been developed that focuses on , personifies and make visible the economic and energy costs that residents face in their homes. “Gaston” (big spender in English) is a villain who sneaks into our homes and make us use more energy. He is a  villain that must be stopped by the whole community.
The campaign will contain several actions. The selected districts are main streets or are located near high density areas.       
 
- Phase 1: Teaser / creating “a buzz”: bringing attention to the danger of Gaston without giving away the objectives of the campaign.
Teaser: Publicity Magnets "Gaston lives here" on letterboxes. "Fighting Gaston“ pavement graffiti, information points and promotional material on main streets, pedestrian areas and in the collective areas of the buildings (More than 100 points identified in total).
 
- Phase 2: Resolution of the teaser: the full campaign message is disseminated, including the key elements on energy awareness and information on grants and financial models to promote energy refurbishment projects.
 Resolution. Promotional publicity on buildings, motorcycles, cars, etc. and informative materials to be distributed directly on the streets covering the full areas, giving particular attention to the high population density ones (More than 100 points identified in total).
 
- Phase 3: Awareness and strengthening messages.
Awareness. Performances with actors, environmental graffiti and information stands, including roll-up and awareness material, magazine; in municipal markets and street market places  (More than 20 points identified in total).
 
All of the activities has been conducted in areas with a lot of passers-by, with the aim to interact directly with people, providing a more durable impact than simple outdoor advertising. All activities will be recorded.

Guidelines

Recommendation 13 -

Promote ELIH-Med pilots' main outputs and best practices, and taking them into consideration in public policies

Recommendation 120 -

Ensure long term savings through the awareness campaign and the pilot project participative group

Recommendation 121 -

Use certified monitoring equipments in order to convince energy efficiency investors of energy-efficiency measures benefits

Recommendation 122 -

Pursue energy retrofitting measures and extend them to the remaining building stock 

Recommendation 133 -

Overcome the idea that low-income housing has a very low energy savings potential 

R00 -

 

 How to improve Energy efficiency of LIH? (EN)
 A short dissemination video which illustrates what can be done to improve energy efficiency and save    money in a lowincome house

 

 

 

 

 

 


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
ELIH-Med Awareness Raising-Communication Activity Summary ELIH MED WP2 Summary_web.pdf

Video

Malaga pilot project ‘“Los Limoneros building”
European Energy Day (Malaga)
How to improve Energy efficiency of LIH? (ES)
ELIH-Med 1st International Conference in Malaga
Awareness Campaign in Malaga (EN)
¿Cómo mejorar la eficiencia energética de las viviendas de bajas rentas? (in Spanish)
ELIH-Med Highlights (Spanish sub-title)


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

Policy paper and Ljubljana declaration

ELIH-Med capitalisation activities are framed in general by the EU2020 strategy and the discussions about the next programming period priorities. They try to fit with the pan-European objectives and they also constitute inputs for the 2014-2020 operational programs.
The two main outcomings of ELIH-Med capitalisation activity are Policy Paper and Ljubljana Declaration.
 
  Policy Paper 
Since the beginning of the project (April 2011), ELIH-Med has associated with another MED strategic project dealing with energy efficiency in buildings, MARIE, in order to have a common message to deliver to policy-maker. The main outcome of this joint capitalisation process is a Policy Paper aiming to improve Med transnational cooperation answers to energy efficiency challenges in buildings. PROFORBIOMED project has joint the process, and a cooperation agreement between the three projects was signed in November 2012.
 
  Ljubljana Declaration  
On 23rd and 24th October 2013, the annual event of the MED Programme was held in Lisbon. On the occasion, the Ljubljana Declaration was signed jointly by the lead partners of the 3 strategy MED projects - ELIH–Med, Marie & PROFORBIOMED.
 
The targets of the Declaration are:
- European Institutions: European Commission, European Parliament, CoR
- Mediterranean member States
- Regional and Local Governments
- Management Authorities of EU Programs
- Network of regional and local authorities: CAT-MED platform, Convenant of Mayors
 
Specific proposals have been worked out for each target group.
 
The whole version of the Policy Paper (EN) and the Ljuljana Declaration (ES) (Spanish version) are downloadable.

Guidelines



Target

Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers

Valencia

Spain
Valencia is a city located in the Comunitat Valenciana (Spain). It has an urban area of 134,65km2 and a density of 5,926.72 hab./km2. Valencia is Spain’s third largest metropolitan area, with a population ranging from 1.7 to 2.3 million, with around 809,000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. It has a typical Mediterranean climate, characterized by very mild winters and hot summers.
 
The average annual temperature in the city is around 22.3°C during the day and 13.4°C at night, and the average temperature in January is 11.5°C and in August 25.5°C.
 
With 18°C as a base temperature, the annual average heating degree days in Valencia are 1181, source: www.degreedays.net (using temperature data from www.wunderground.com)

 

Diagnosis

Before starting the large scale retrofitting experimentation, preliminary analyses were made to get an initial estimation of pilot buildings. Generally, the preliminary analysis is mainly focused on the current situation of the energy performance of each pilot building. The structure of the building, the equipments installed in the building and the materials used for the wall, the roof are all analysed.
 
The diagnosis in Valencia was carried out in the following steps:
- checking the data (geometry, orientation, energy consumption ...)
- inspection of the dwelling (visual, testing, instrumental...)
- modelling: building envelope+ facilities (hot water, heating..)
- building energy performance evaluation (kWh/m2, kg CO2,....)
 
The tools developed by IVE (Valencia Institute of building) and the procedure recognised by Valencia
government is given below.
As a typical model of multi-family housing built in that era, both buildings are multi-layer brick masonry, characterised by:
- without thermal insulation;
- aluminum frame single glazing windows; and
- flat roofs.
 
 
The building structure of the pilot buildings before ELIH-Med retrofitting is given in the following table.

The energy performance estimation (CERMA software) of two pilots buildings shows that, currently, both two apartment blocks can be classified as class G (>184,8 kWh/m2-yr, primary energy).
 
Tips for collecting data:
- meeting to the district representative committee (representing the districts)
- informative visits: a visit for explaining project was made to each tenant before starting the pilot.
- Household survey

Guidelines

Recommendation 2 -

Stimulate EU Mediterranean labelling and/or certification for social housing

 

Recommendation 18 -

Mandate the use of dynamic calculation in addition to separate metering and monitoring devices, for a more accurate assessment during the diagnosis

Recommendation 19 -

Consider comfort and health improvement as major criteria of project success, as well as energy efficiency

Recommendation 21 -

Take into consideration the cooling demand according to climatic specificities

Recommendation 24 -

Maintain the regional refurbishment grant that allows audits implementation and data collection on the building stock

Recommendation 25 -

Enhance the national ''Observatory of Vulnerability Program'' that provides data on the building stock

Recommendation 26 -

Develop exchange data programs as FIDA, to others Spanish regions, in order to gather and standardize differents buildings data trough a common software

Recommendation 27 -

Require a sustainable and broader vision, integrating social and economic factors in addition to resources efficiency 

Recommendation 29 -

Implement an energy audit and assessment at neigbourhood scale (physical interaction with the surrounding buildings, green spaces, infrastructure, wind…), in addition to the dwelling scale

Recommendation 64 -

Develop consistent objectives and precise results to achieve, in terms of: energy efficiency, comfort, health and social improvement

Recommendation 65 -

Implement a diagnosis in a labelling approach

Recommendation 66 -

Take into account technical, structural and architectural criteria during the audits

Recommendation 67 -

Take into consideration comfort improvement - including summer comfort - through a detailed questionnaire for the inhabitants and trough monitoring equipment

Recommendation 68 -

Implement a more accurate survey about the owners behaviours regarding their ''hand made'' heating systems (individual fuel and electric devices, wood, etc.) and cooling systems

Recommendation 70 -

Involve inhabitants at diagnosis' stage

Recommendation 71 -

Regularly feed regional databases on the smart metering and surveys results

Recommendation 73 -

Take the opportunity to work on energy efficiency issues, while a structural building audit is implemented, especially on building stock built before the 70's

Recommendation 74 -

Take into consideration accessiblity issues in the audit because of the population ageing

Recommendation 124 -

Enhance professionals cooperation in order to maximize data accuracy on electricity and gas during audits 

Recommendation 134 -

Require a buildings Energy-Efficiency regulation focuses on energy savings to achieve for new or renovated housing 

Recommendation 135 -

Mandate "as-built" reports by the constructor, when refurbishment is completed, on the building envelope, systems and energy performance


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Dwelling survey questionnaire Technical and financial action for each dwelling_survey.pdf

Video

Dwelling house visits: awareness raising and data collection 1
Dwelling house visits: awareness raising and data collection 2


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

Stakeholders involvement

To ensure the success of the pilot projects, a participative process is exploited by ELIH-Med project team, in order to involve actively local relevant stakeholders in the large scale pilot experimentation. The two main elements of the participative process are:
- the Territorial Management Group (TMG), composed by local key stakeholders, in charge of analysing innovative financial options and technical solutions, and
  monitoring the implementation of pilot projects.
- the Pilot Project Participative Group (PPCG): grouped by direct/indirect beneficiaries of the pilot projects, expresses the real needs and problems experienced in
  the buildings selected as the pilot projects. The PPCG is able to help the TMG to develop and adjust the pilot project action plan based on the real needs.
 
 
 
In Valencia, both TMG and PPCG two groups have taken part actively in pilot project implementation. Their involvements are summarised below.

-  Minutes of 1st PPCG organised in Valencia
Minutes of 5th PPCG meeting
-  Minutes of 6th PPCG meeting
-  Minutes of 1st TMG in Valencia
-  Minutes of 3rd TMG meeting

Guidelines

Recommendation 2 -

Stimulate EU Mediterranean labelling and/or certification for social housing

 

Recommendation 3 -

Implement training policies related to energy efficiency in LIH based on ELIH-Med pilot results

Recommendation 4 -

Promote inhabitants involvement in housing renovation regulations with dedicated funds

Recommendation 28 -

Implement a Territorial Professional Management Group:   

  • Involving: contracting authorities, private sector, and professionals 
  • Offering training services in order to disseminate good practices,     
  • Promoting innovative processes,    
  • Contributing to local technical methodologies, etc.

Recommendation 31 -

Drive low income private owners awareness campaigns:                

  • Sharing vocabulary, knowledge and experiences;
  • Explaining refurbishment process;
  • Training them to use monitoring devices/smart meters;
  • Facilitating access to diagnosis' services and to retrofiting public and private funds;
  • Implementing financial incentives to drive awareness campaigns

Recommendation 32 -

Involve owner representatives in the selection process because there is a majority of low-income private owners hardly reachable

Recommendation 34 -

Take into consideration that energy efficiency is a secondary concern, compared with residents' daily priorities

Recommendation 35 -

Mandate owners commitment and transparency on their income and energy bills, in order to apply to retrofitting processes

Recommendation 77 -

Implement Territorial Management Groups at the beginning of the project:                     

  • Involving public authorities, key private stakeholders (as PV, banks, net metering and utility companies); inhabitants' representatives and social services;
  • Reinforcing their involvement in the process;                                              
  • Implementing a global approach in technical, social and administrative terms;
  • Participating to the monitoring process

Recommendation 79 -

Inform inhabitants on the basis of a global involvement strategy, through Participative Groups meetings, awareness tools, events, etc.

Recommendation 80 -

Involve local social services in order to reinforce inhabitants awareness and care

Recommendation 81 -

Promote innovative social approaches and active self construction works, in a 'do it yourself' concept

Recommendation 82 -

Encourage owners who asked for additional works by providing them technical and financial advices

Recommendation 83 -

Take into consideration livability and quality of life (hygiene and health) prior to energy efficiency

Recommendation 84 -

Identify building malfunctions from the beginning of the identification process, by directly involving tenants

Recommendation 85 -

Develop an informative approach towards inhabitants based on in-site visits (monthly)

Recommendation 125 -

Offer legal and technical assistance to support contracting authorities involved in ESCO's partnership, in order to overcome mistrust issues

Recommendation 126 -

Participate to Territorial Management Groups in order to identify business opportunities

Recommendation 127 -

Regularly collect data through surveys (on technical, social and energy topics) in order to anticipate inhabitants consumption needs


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
PPCG meeting minutes in Valencia Minutes_1PPCG_IVE.pdf
TMG meeting minutes in Valencia 01TMG Minutes_IVE.pdf
2nd PPCG meeting minutes in Valencia Minutes_PPCG2_IVE.pdf
3rd PPCG meeting minutes in Valencia Minutes+List_PPCG3_IVE.pdf
2nd TMC meeting minutes in Valencia Minutes_2TMG_IVE.pdf

Foto

PPCG meeting in Valencia

PPCG meeting in Valencia

TMC meetings in Valencia

TMC meetings in Valencia


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

Monitoring

Monitoring is the unique activity running through all the implementation process of ELIH-Med pilot project; it is very important for:
- supervising the project implementation,
- collecting energy consumption before and after pilot energy refurbishment and smart metering
  experimentations
- valuating the objectives/results obtained
 
Moreover, the monitoring is a key factor to evaluate the sustainability of the project. In order to reach the final objectives of the EU2020, the energy efficiency solutions must be surely proved to be the best so that it can be promoted to the whole Mediterranean area.
 
The monitory of the pilot projects in Valencia was started from data collection, an ad-hoc questionnaire was prepared. As a good practical examples, the survey and energy consumption monitoring questionnaire and related results are downloadable below.
survey and energy consumption monitoring questionnaire (in Spanish)
monitoring results (an expample) (in Spanish)

 

 

Guidelines

Recommendation 5 -

Reinforce the use of monitoring systems managed by the inhabitants themselves (smart metering devices) mainstreaming them.

Recommendation 37 -

Aggregate smart meter data produced, in order to create open data applications and monitor the cost of energy

 

Recommendation 86 -

Analyze before/after results with accurate data, by installing metering devices before refurbishment

Recommendation 87 -

Install metering devices into the dwellings with direct feedback and energy tips towards inhabitants

Recommendation 88 -

Install smart metering devices with screens and interfaces for direct consumptions monitoring by the user completed by monthly report

Recommendation 89 -

Go beyond uncertainty in the estimation of energy savings by monitoring the real consumption of different elements: appliances, lighting, heating, etc.

Recommendation 90 -

Measure comfort improvement through a long-term approach

Recommendation 91 -

Associate Territorial Management Group in monitoring process

Recommendation 92 -

Contribute to define innovative financial engineering with public authorities

Recommendation 94 -

Avoid dependency regarding data access, and after-sales services with smart meters suppliers


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Pilot dwelling survey in Valencia monitory devices_valencia.pdf
Monitory survey results Monitory survey results n.pdf
Evaluation of Valencia pilot projects results and impacts on public policies ELIHMed_VALENCIA_WP5_Final report_web.pdf


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

Financing

Financial mechanisms have a significant effect on the successful realization of the pilot projects. The innovative financial mechanisms is a key factor in the pilot projects.                                            
A financial plan allows to get an overall control on the economic situation of the pilot project, and it influences the decision on each step in the fulfilment of the projects.
Generally, the financial mechanisms include the financial support from the municipality and some companies. Particularly, the target group of ELIH-Med programme is the low income housing dwellings, for this purpose, the innovative financial mechanisms occupy a great proportion in the financial mechanisms.
 
The financial plan foreseen in ELIH-Med work plan consists of:

Innovative financial mechanisms used:

Guidelines

Recommendation 8 -

Take into consideration that residents energy bill reduction is difficult to achieve, because of low financial situation and energy consumptions

Recommendation 9 -

Implement financial tools taking into consideration the different types of owners, and considering the low ROI (warantee mechanism)

Recommendation 10 -

Facilitate financial engineering flexibility: mixing EU funds and mixing public/private funds



Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers

Tenders

Calls for public tenders are procedures applied to generate offers from companies competing for works, supply or service contracts in the framework of public procurement.This procedure creates a mutual benefit that the service providers who win the tender can have the opportunity and experience of cooperating with EU program and meanwhile with the sufficient procurement provided by the tender, the pilot projects can be carried out smoothly.
 
Generally, a typical invitation to tender template is formed with the following sections: Introduction, Project background, Legal issues, Maintaining issues, Supplier response required, Timetable for choosing the supplier and Requirements.
 
For implementing pilot projects in Valencia, the call for tender activities included:
- selection of the architects
- development: technical project; Measurement & Budgeting Project
- call for tenders for contractors, which includes the following steps:
  o planning
  o tendering
  o contract awarding
  o construction stages

Guidelines

Recommendation 11 -

Update public tenders framework integrating green procurement processes, simplifying procedures and indentifying responsabilities

Recommendation 12 -

Standardize the call for tenders administrative process at National level

Recommendation 44 -

Update the public tenders documentation with new energy savings technologies 

Recommendation 47 -

Simplify the calls for tenders rules and administrative process if several contractors are involved in the project

Recommendation 101 -

Add bonus for applicants proposing additional measures for the same price (best value) and sponsorship

Recommendation 102 -

Add bonus for applicants using local materials

Recommendation 103 -

Professionalize tender engineering

Recommendation 104 -

Explain the technical innovative solutions and their specifications in the call for tenders

Recommendation 105 -

Have flexible public tender templates adapted to the project needs

Recommendation 107 -

Involve inhabitants in the renovation process in order to obtain additional points


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Second call for tenders Second_call_for_tenders.zip

Foto

Tener selection_PIOXII pilot project (2)

Tener selection_PIOXII pilot project (2)

Sign contract

Sign contract

Tender selection for FONTANARES pilot project

Tender selection for FONTANARES pilot project

Tener selection_PIOXII pilot project

Tener selection_PIOXII pilot project

Video

First call for tenders


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers

Refurbishment

Based on the preliminary analysis, the identified energy efficiency measures as well as estimated costs for Valencia pilot dwellings are given in the following table.

 

Cost Optimal Criteria  


It was expected that, after retrofitting, energy performance of both buildings could be improved from G Class to E Class; and energy consumption will be reduced from 123,6 kWh/m2-year to 85,6 kWh/m2-year (final energy consumption, in theoretical conditions-modeling), accordingly.

Guidelines

Recommendation 42 -

Re-open the municipal/local office in charge of supporting low-income owners to access banks green loans

Recommendation 46 -

Encourage the use of passive systems

Recommendation 48 -

Focus on a cost/benefits approach taking into account ROI and global expenses for the beneficiaries

Recommendation 49 -

Avoid high energy performances targets, considered as financially expensive and complex systems for the tenants

Recommendation 50 -

Match urban renovation projects (equipement, infrastructure, public spaces renewal) with low-income household dwellings retrofitted at local scale

Recommendation 51 -

Rehouse tenants durings works when it is necessary and possible   

Recommendation 52 -

Promote the use of heat pumps for heating and cooling

Recommendation 108 -

Anticipate building structural issues (i.e. asbestos)

Recommendation 109 -

Have a detailed work plan/programme including technical measures, in order to narrow occupants disruption during refurbishment process

Recommendation 110 -

Implement innovative and local insulation materials    

Recommendation 111 -

Maximize external insulation benefits with thermostatic heating control        

Recommendation 112 -

Work on materials properties regarding summer comfort technical solutions

Recommendation 113 -

Use district heating   

Recommendation 114 -

Match at municipal scale, urban renovation projects (equipements, infrastructures, public spaces renewal) and retrofitting process towards dwellings occupied by low-income households

Recommendation 115 -

Choose effective and simple solutions (due to limited budget, forbidden external interventions, presence of tenants in the dwelling)

Recommendation 119 -

Take advantage of cross ventilation

Recommendation 130 -

Reinforce training and technical expertise towards companies for the implementation of integrated energy efficiency measures

Recommendation 131 -

Provide innovative technical engineering tools and ensure the maintenance works


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Pilot Energy Efficiency experiment in Pio XII

Detail technical information of pilot projects

pp sheet_PIO XII c.pdf
Pilot Energy Efficiency experiment in Fontanares

Detail technical information of pilot projects

pp sheet_FONTANARES.pdf
Valencia pilot project progress

- Progress report on Fontanares pilot project

- Progress report on PIO XII pilot projecty 

Refurbishment rev.rar

Foto

On-going pilot project in Valencia

On-going pilot project in Valencia

Roof insulation of  pilot dwelling in Valencia

Roof insulation of pilot dwelling in Valencia

Roof insulation of  pilot building P in Valencia

Roof insulation of pilot building P in Valencia


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

Smart metering activity

ELIH-med focused its attention not only on energy efficiency improvement in LIH, but also tries to change the behavior and consumption patterns of tenants and owners of LIH; measures to modify energy behaviour has been also extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
 
The aim of smart metering experiment is enabling an increase in energy efficiency by providing LIH consumers with information to help them change the behavior and reduce the amount of used energy.
Proposed experimentation plan for smart metering in LIH is putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involves education and engagement of consumers to better manage their energy use, to raise awareness and understanding of the benefits that smart metering is enabling.
 
Nature and frequency of interactions    
 
Theoretically the nature and frequency of interactions with LIH users (monitoring) for a coordinated return of experience should be divided into four  time  periods. These  can  be  distinguished  as separate  phases  of smart metering  experimentation including  period  before smart  metering  equipment  installation, installation, monitoring period and the closure of experiment with evaluation of final data.
Phases of smart metering experimentation and interactions with LIH consumers will follow the ELIH Med project plan as shown below. 
 

 

The first two periods were “key” phases of the implementation process while monitoring phase will include additional awareness campaigns
A key event of the consumer experience of the smart metering pilot experiment was the installation visit, which should ensure consistent messages for end-consumers about what to expect and to help facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment will therefore be obliged, to provide consumers with information on how to benefit from their smart meters and to provide appropriate support to different social groups (through call for tender). Special attention should be to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders                                          
Stakeholders involved in ELIH-Med smart meter experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific working groups' coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG also played a key role in the monitoring and evaluation stages of the project. PPCG includes social workers and civil servants with experience in working area where the pilot project will take place, local groups and associations and social landlords. And it should also include the following key actors: Representatives of Local authorities (Municipality, local energy agency, etc.), Local associations and NGOs committed with energy poverty.
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH and the smart meter selection criteria are downloadable.
Summary of experimentation plan of partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
Experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH
ANNEX I of the Experimentation Plan: Dwelling Properties Matrix
ANNEX II of the Experimentation Plan: Survey Questionnaire
 
Smart metering pilot experiment in Valencia 
There were 15 pilot dwellings involved in ELIH-Med SM experiement in Valencia, of which 15 from Fontaranes and the remaining ones from Pio XII.
CurrentCost product was used in two pilot buildings (PIO XII and Fontanares): electricity only.
For each dwelling: one interface display (IHD), one current sensor (at least one for the total circuit and another if there are specific circuits), 3-5 smart plug (refrigerator, kitchen, washing machine, TV, etc.) depending of the user. Additionally one iPdomo smart meter was donated by local manufacturer.
 
 
- Interaction with tenants
Direct contact with tenants of pilot dwellings: meetings with the Neighbourhood Representative Committee in order to explain them the smart metering equipment. Individual meetings to the volunteers to explain them the equipment (important: always the same persons for he direct contact).  
 

Energy efficiency advices and tips: different SM promotion materials, with simple easy words, were prepared.

 

Th summary of SM experiment in Valencia is available and downloadable here.

                                                                                           

Guidelines

Recommendation 5 -

Reinforce the use of monitoring systems managed by the inhabitants themselves (smart metering devices) mainstreaming them.

Recommendation 37 -

Aggregate smart meter data produced, in order to create open data applications and monitor the cost of energy

 

Recommendation 86 -

Analyze before/after results with accurate data, by installing metering devices before refurbishment

Recommendation 87 -

Install metering devices into the dwellings with direct feedback and energy tips towards inhabitants

Recommendation 88 -

Install smart metering devices with screens and interfaces for direct consumptions monitoring by the user completed by monthly report

Recommendation 89 -

Go beyond uncertainty in the estimation of energy savings by monitoring the real consumption of different elements: appliances, lighting, heating, etc.

Recommendation 90 -

Measure comfort improvement through a long-term approach

Recommendation 92 -

Contribute to define innovative financial engineering with public authorities

Recommendation 94 -

Avoid dependency regarding data access, and after-sales services with smart meters suppliers



Target

Dissemination awareness and national project capitalization

ELIH-Med Capitalization and long lasting effects      
 
What is capitalisation?  
In the framework of European cross-border cooperation projects, capitalisation is a mean to exploit commonly the results of several projects and ensure long lasting effects. Capitalisation could be defined in a general way as the strategy and process that will allow to ensure a long term, deep and concrete impact of the project activities and results on public policies at local, regional, national and European level.
 
ELIH-Med capitalization strategy   
Capitalisation is a mandatory activity in ELIH-Med, defined in the terms of reference of the first strategic call for proposals of the MED program. Capitalisation could be defined in a general way as the strategy and process that will allow to ensure a long term, deep and concrete impact of the project activities and results on public policies at local, regional, national and European level.
The objective of ELIH-Med Capitalisation is broader than ELIH-MED scope and it covers all the initiatives that share some of the preoccupations and objectives of ELIH-MED. Above all, a capitalisation process aims at creating a cumulative effect, not only on the basis of the aggregation of projects results but also at a program level through the convergence of indicators, strategic objectives and proposals to strengthen cooperation process impacts within the mainstream framework of European policies.
For further information on ELIH-Med global capitalisation strategy, you can download the ELIH-Med Capitalisation Plan.
 
Awareness campaign
To promote the dissemination of the pilot project, the awareness campaign was carried out by Valencia partner IVE.  The main objective of this campaign was to make the population aware of how important it is to use energy in a responsible way. Another objective was also to achieve a very significant reduction in energy consumption by providing information and support to tenant.
Experiments show that tenants active involvement is a fundamental factor of success, both in the diagnosis phase and during the project development, through presenting the pilot project and the results expected in ELIH MED. 
The target tenants involved in the awareness campaign included:
- those residents who use most electricity and pro-actively make cost-saving changes. In this case, the monitor is an easy interface.
- tenants provided energy bills for the control of the monitorization.
- tenants gave video testimonials about their own experiencie.
- residents would give a contribution to the documentation of project promotion conferences.
- tenants would take part the awareness campaign in the region.
A website has been created by IVE to facilitate the implementation of the awareness campaign.
http://www.five.es/calidadentuvivienda/ahorrar-energia-en-tu-vivienda.
Audit tool: http://www.five.es/encuestas/consumo/index.html <http://www.five.es/encuestas/consumo/index.html>
In this website, there are many energy saving tips for homes available to the public. 
 
An official agreement with more than 40 municipalities was made for the dissemination of the website.
Awareness campaign 'ELIH MED-INFODAYS' was organised jointly with other 2 Municipalities.
The awareness plan adopted by IVE is given below.

Guidelines

Recommendation 13 -

Promote ELIH-Med pilots' main outputs and best practices, and taking them into consideration in public policies

Recommendation 55 -

Create a regional agency in charge of:

  • Implementing Territorial Professional Management Group;
  • Driving low-income private owners awareness campaigns;
  • Harmonizing fund distribution;
  • Ensuring an active dialogue on best practices and experiences beetween different stakeholders;
  • Providing financing solutions and energy savings projections;
  • Coordinating different territorial levels, administrations and government policies

Recommendation 120 -

Ensure long term savings through the awareness campaign and the pilot project participative group

Recommendation 121 -

Use certified monitoring equipments in order to convince energy efficiency investors of energy-efficiency measures benefits

Recommendation 122 -

Pursue energy retrofitting measures and extend them to the remaining building stock 

Recommendation 133 -

Overcome the idea that low-income housing has a very low energy savings potential 

R00 -

 

 How to improve Energy efficiency of LIH? (EN)
 A short dissemination video which illustrates what can be done to improve energy efficiency and save    money in a lowincome house

 

 

 

 

 

 


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
IVE Awareness Campaign Plan AWARENESS_CAMPAIGN_IVE.pdf

Foto

Energy day in Valencia

Energy day in Valencia

Custom audits and awareness campaign

Custom audits and awareness campaign

Video

Dwelling house visits: awareness raising and data collection 1
Dwelling house visits: awareness raising and data collection 2
Malaga pilot project ‘“Los Limoneros building”
European Energy Day (Malaga)
Awareness Campaign in Malaga (EN)
¿Cómo mejorar la eficiencia energética de las viviendas de bajas rentas? (in Spanish)
Energy saving awareness raising Valencia (ES)
Raising public awareness of energy saving (Valencia, ES)
ELIH MED Valencia Energy Efficiency Pilot project


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Policy makers

Policy paper and Ljubljana declaration

ELIH-Med capitalisation activities are framed in general by the EU2020 strategy and the discussions about the next programming period priorities. They try to fit with the pan-European objectives and they also constitute inputs for the 2014-2020 operational programs.
The two main outcomings of ELIH-Med capitalisation activity are Policy Paper and Ljubljana Declaration.
 
  Policy Paper 
Since the beginning of the project (April 2011), ELIH-Med has associated with another MED strategic project dealing with energy efficiency in buildings, MARIE, in order to have a common message to deliver to policy-maker. The main outcome of this joint capitalisation process is a Policy Paper aiming to improve Med transnational cooperation answers to energy efficiency challenges in buildings. PROFORBIOMED project has joint the process, and a cooperation agreement between the three projects was signed in November 2012.
 
  Ljubljana Declaration 
On 23rd and 24th October 2013, the annual event of the MED Programme was held in Lisbon. On the occasion, the Ljubljana Declaration was signed jointly by the lead partners of the 3 strategy MED projects - ELIH–Med, Marie & PROFORBIOMED.
The targets of the Declaration are:
- European Institutions: European Commission, European Parliament, CoR
- Mediterranean member States
- Regional and Local Governments
- Management Authorities of EU Programs
- Network of regional and local authorities: CAT-MED platform, Convenant of Mayors
 
Specific proposals have been worked out for each target group.
The whole version of the Policy Paper (EN) and the Ljuljana Declaration (Spanish version) are downloadable.

Guidelines


Barriers

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Solutions

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Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Policy Paper (EN) Policy paper final - web.pdf
Ljubljana Declaration (ES) Ljubljana Declaration_Final [ES].pdf


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers