Country: France

 

From France two organizations, Région Languedoc-Roussillon and 13Habitat, take part in ELIH-Med project team for improving energy efficiency in low-incoming housing. It is expected that 30 pilot dwellings will be selected for implementing retrofitting measuring (only by 13Habitat) and 30 low-income houses for installing smart metering systems through ELIH-Med project.

City

Arles

France
Arles is a city and commune in the south of France, in the former province of Provence.
 
Arles enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Arles, though not located on the Mediterranean Sea itself, sits along the bank of the Rhône River, only about 40km north, and has similar climate as Marseille.
 
It gets nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine annually. In January and February, the coldest period of the year, the average temperature remains above 5 °C. However, during winter and early spring, the mistral winds from the north make the area rather chilly and windy. The mistral wind is usually accompanied by clear and fresh weather, and it plays an important role in the local climate. Its average speed during the day can reach about 50 km/hour and it usually blows during the winter and spring, though it occurs in all seasons.
Diagnosis

The diagnosis of the pilot building has been carried out based on the following procedure:
- on-site energy audit in order to evaluate the different parts of the building (insulation, windows, heating system...)
- building energy performance evaluation, based on the collected information, by means of a French national software (the E Ex method) and dynamic simulation (objective: below 48kWh d’Ep/m2-year)
- identification of the preferred solutions
 
Those buildings are typical buildings constructed in 1970, from energy consumption point of view, the structure is characterised by following features:
- existing building envelope (including roof) was not well thermally insulation, only sprockets and north façade were weakly isolated outside
- single glaze windows 
- low capacity of water heaters
The energy performance of the building before refurbishment has been classified as E (236 KWh Ep/m²-year).

Guidelines

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 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 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 



Target

Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

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 line with the ELIH-MED project methodology, the tenants of the pilot residence buildings and other interested regional stakeholders, like Manager of the South Arles Agency, were invited to participate in a Pilot Project Collaborative Group (PPCG), so as to actively follow the progress of the pilot project.

The tenants were advised since the beginning of the retrofit. The detail description of the efforts made with the tenants is given in report ‘Préliminaire social – Enquêtes individuelles’ (in French), which includes also the survey questionnaire used and the related feedback of the tenants.
13Habitat experience shows that it is mandatory to make an agreement with the tenants. As an good example, the agreement is downloadable below.
 
About Territorial Management Group (TMG), the French association Bâtiments Durables Mediterranéens” (BDM) (“Sustainable Mediterranean Buildings”) was involved.
BDM was created in May 2008 and labelled Regional Innovation Cluster and Economic Development Solidarity by the PACA Region in July 2008. Their goal is to support owners qualitatively and quantitatively in order develop the demand for sustainable buildings, mainly in PACA. To achieve this goal, they developed a framework of environmental, social and economic Mediterranean criteria called the “building approach BDM".
 
The evaluation of the refurbishment design of the pilot dwellings was made by following BDM approach; 42 has been given as the final evaluation score. The minutes of project valuation meeting and the related BDM certification are downloadable.
 

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 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 36 -

Enhance integration programs in order local population can participate to the retrofitting works

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
Préliminaire social – Enquêtes individuelles Enquete.pdf
Common agreement signed by 13 Habitat with tenants (in French) Collective agreement_Mas Thibert.pdf
Minutes of pilot project valuation meeting 1st TMG meeting_13Habitat.pdf


Target

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

Monitoring

Monitoring is the unique activity running along with ELIH-Med pilot project implementation; it is very important for:
- supervising the project implementation
- collecting energy consumption data before and after pilot energy refurbishment, and after smart metering experimentations
- valuating the objectives/results obtained
 
The monitory of the pilot projects in Arles was started from data collection.
The monitoring approach and the evaluation methodology developed by ELIH-Med project have been developed and can be downloaded here.
Specific project assessment process
Evaluation of retrofitting programmes in LIH

 

 

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
Evaluation of Arles pilot projects results and impacts on public policies (Spanish) ELIHMed_13HABITAT_WP5_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

 

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.
Regarding the selection of energy retrofitting providers, besides an overall perspective the advantage in economic aspects makes a supplier more competitive.
For implementing  pilot projects in Arles, the public call for tender process includes:
•   call for tender in the respect of the French public market law
•   evaluating cost, experience and technical criteria
•   qualifying specialists
Different specific calls (electricity, facades, roofs (weatherproffing), windows, masonry works, iron works) were made by 13Habitat, as good practices, one of those calls are downloadable below.

Guidelines

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 107 -

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


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Call for public tenders for façade installation Call for tender_facade.pdf


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers

Refurbishment

Based on the energy audit and the preliminary analysis, before the pilot experimentation, 30 pilot dwellings have been classified as Energy Class E (236 KWh Ep/m²-year).
The following table shows the identified energy efficiency measures.

 
Technical specifications have been well defined for each retrofitting measure. As a good practical example, one of the technical specifications (partial renovation of the waterproofing terraces) is downloadable below.

It was expected for the Arles pilot experimentation to improve energy performance of pilot dwelling, reaching energy class B (77 kWh Ep/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 52 -

Promote the use of heat pumps for heating and cooling

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


Foto

Façade insulation of pilot dwellings in Arles

Façade insulation of pilot dwellings in Arles

Floor insulation of pilot dwelling in Arles

Floor insulation of pilot dwelling in Arles

High performance window replacement

High performance window replacement

Pilot site with the construction panel

Pilot site with the construction panel

East-west façade before-after pilot experiment(design)

East-west façade before-after pilot experiment(design)

New east facade design

New east facade design

New south facade design

New south facade design

South façade before-after retrofitting

South façade before-after retrofitting


Target

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

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 behavior 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 their 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 the smart metering experiment was the installation visit, which should ensure the consistent messages for end-consumers about what should be expected and how to facilitate the longer-term behavioral change necessary to deliver project benefits. Suppliers of smart metering equipment therefore was 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 was paid to vulnerable consumers with customization regarding Age, Social status and Type of dwelling.
 
Interactions and stakeholders   
Stakeholders involved in smart metering experiment are Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med awareness & communication and SM activity coordinators, TMG and PPCG.
The PPCG will also play 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 Arles    
Smart metering application in Arles is addressed to make:
-  Heating monitoring
   o Temperature sensors in the dwellings and one outside
   o Temperature of the ground water, before and after the heat exchanger 
   o Electric consumption of the heat pump
   o Fuel consumption on the boiler fuel (back up)
 
-  Domestic Hot Water Solar Heating
   o Temperature sensor in the common water tank
   o Volumetric and electric consumption for each dwelling (electricity will be used in back up to heat the water, especially in winter)
 
-  Others
   o Global electric consumption for each dwelling
   o Electric consumption in the common areas (ventilation and lighting)
 
 
Smart meters in 24 pilot dwellings have been installed.  The SM measurements in each dwelling included:
- total consumption of the dwelling
- domestic hot water (tank)
- washing machine
- fridge or TV

 

 

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



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, in order to promote energy refurbishment at building/district scale.
 
Contents of the awareness raising campaign
- ELIH-Med dissemination through the national Plan  Renovation Energy ethics and technology.
 
Project Capitalisation
Capitalisation is a mandatory activity of ELIH-Med, defined in the terms of reference of the first strategic call for proposals of the MED program. Capitalisation has been planned in a general way as the strategy and the 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.
Moreover, capitalisation is a process that goes further than the specific project implementation. Its scope is broader than ELIH-MED scope and covers all the initiatives that share some of the topics 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.
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Video

ELIH-Med Highlights (French subtitle)


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, 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 and the Ljuljana Declaration (French version) are downloadable.

Guidelines



Target

Région Languedoc-Roussillon

France
Région Languedoc-Roussillon is one of the 27 regions of France. It comprises five departments, and borders the other French regions of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Rhône-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées on the one side, and Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean Sea on the other side. It is the southernmost region of mainland France.
 
The region is made up of the three historical provinces: Languedoc, Gévaudan and a collection of five historical Catalan pays, from east to west: Roussillon, Vallespir, Conflent, Capcir, and Cerdagne, having an area of 27,376 km2. The population of the region amounts to 2,565,000.
 
The major cities of the region, in addition to Montpellier, are Nîmes and Perpignan. Nîmes and its department (Gard) are, rightly, considered part of the historical Provence while Perpignan and the Roussillon are the last northern foothills of the Catalan world. Famous is also Carcassonne, a medieval city where the university was founded in XV century.
Diagnosis
Stakeholders involvement
Monitoring
Financing
Tenders
Refurbishment
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, in order to promote energy refurbishment at building/district scale.
 
Contents of the awareness raising campaign
- ELIH-Med dissemination through the national Plan  Renovation Energy ethics and technology.
 
Project Capitalisation
Capitalisation is a mandatory activity of ELIH-Med, defined in the terms of reference of the first strategic call for proposals of the MED program. Capitalisation has been planned in a general way as the strategy and the 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.
Moreover, capitalisation is a process that goes further than the specific project implementation. Its scope is broader than ELIH-MED scope and covers all the initiatives that share some of the topics 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.

Guidelines

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

 

 

 

 

 

 



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 and the Ljuljana Declaration (French version) are downloadable.

Guidelines


Barriers

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Solutions

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Target

Refurbishment project managers , Public authorities, Policy makers