Country: Cyprus

Cyprus is the largest island in the eastern Mediterranean with a population of around 800,000 inhabitants. The island’s main economic activities are tourism, clothing, craft exports and merchant shipping. Cyprus has an intense Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers from mid-May to mid-September and rainy, rather changeable, winters from November to mid-March. These are separated by short autumn and spring seasons with very changeable weather conditions. Temperatures can range from 36°C in July to 10ºC in January, with much colder conditions being registered in higher parts of the Troodos Mountains.

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Cyprus

Cyprus
Cyprus has an intense Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers from mid-May to mid-September and rainy, rather changeable, winters from November to mid-March. These are separated by short autumn and spring seasons with very changeable weather conditions. Temperatures can range from 36°C in July to 10ºC in January, with much colder conditions being registered in higher parts of the Troodos Mountains.
 
 
 

 

Diagnosis

The most common characteristics of the pilot dwellings include: the use of old solar thermal water heaters, the lack of thermal insulation and dampness.
The diagnosis of the selected buildings was carried out with the help of these equipments:
         - Autonomous Temperature and Humidity Data loggers
         - Thermal graphic camera
         - Lux meter
         - u-value meter
as well as building architectural drawings and questionnaires answered by the owners. Historical Energy and climate data were collected for all the dwellings from the 2010 to 2012.  It shall remark that all the historical electricity data for all the 25 dwellings in the same period the smart meters installation) were given to CEA by The Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC).
The energy class of the existing buildings was calculated (Energy performance certificate), as well as the expected energy performance and the energy savings after the completion of the energy renovations in the pilot projects. The summary of diagnosis method is downloadable.
Those buildings were mainly constructed in 1970-1995, only one apartment building in 2007. The following features have been noted based on current energy consumption analysis:
      - existing building envelope is no thermally insulation, with single glaze windows 
      - low efficiency solar water heaters
      - low efficiency  fireplaces
The energy audit results of the pilot buildings have shown that before pilot action, most part of 25 pilot dwellings can be classified as Energy Class F or G; the energy consumption of one selected dwelling was 1127 kWh/m2-yr (primary energy).   
 

 

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 23 -

Enhance the grant's impacts on net metering devices installation in the dwellings

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 76 -

Take into consideration that the main part of energy consumption in the Mediterranean is about cooling demand

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
Summary of Energy diagnosis method Energy audit method_CEA.pdf
Energy refurbishment questionnaire Erotimatologio May 2014_SV vfinal.pdf

Foto

Thermal images of pilot dwellings

Thermal images of pilot dwellings

Pilot dwelling diagnosis results

Pilot dwelling diagnosis results

Site visit

Site visit


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers

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 Cyprus,  TMG’s activities include:
- the project, assistant on pilot projects selection procedure
- updating for the selected dwellings;
- assistant for the project developer selecting procedures
CEA’s experience shows that it is essential to communicate effectively with owners of pilot dwellings; the activities  includes:
- daily based contact via telephone
- visits for the smart meter installations
- visits for the photovoltaics
- photos and short videos to the owners
- visits for the evaluation of electrical installations
- visits for the collection of data
- visits for retrofit update and programming
- survey
 
  The 1st TMG meeting in Cyprus            
           The 1st TMG meeting in Cyprus                                               Awareness raising event in Cyprus
 
The bilateral meetings between CEA and pilot dwelling owners were organised further, aiming to change energy consumption behavior.

Guidelines

Recommendation 2 -

Stimulate EU Mediterranean labelling and/or certification for social housing

 

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 78 -

Undertake thermographic surveys as part of the energy audits, in order to better implement energy performance diagnosis

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

Visiting pilot building owners – information collecting

Visiting pilot building owners – information collecting

Pilot dwelling owner awareness raising

Pilot dwelling owner awareness raising


Target

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

Monitoring

Monitoring is the unique activity throughout the ELIH-Med 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, monitoring was the key factor to evaluate the sustainability of the project ELIH-Med. In order to reach the final objectives of the EU2020, the energy efficiency solutions must be surely proved to be the best so that they will be promoted to the whole Mediterranean area.
 
The preliminary monitoring activities carried out by Cyprus project partners included:
 - pilot dwelling visit
 - data acquisitio (including photos)
 - interview with house owners 
 - identification of potential energy efficiency measures
 
Moreover, the general monitoring approach and the evaluation methodology were developed by ELIH-Med project and can be downloaded here.
Specific project assessment process
Evaluation of retrofitting programmes in LIH
 
In particular, the monitoring procedure used for Cyprus pilot projects is downloadable.
 
The communication made by cyprus ELIH-Med project team with the owners included:
– on daily base via telephone 
– visits for the smart meter installations 
– visits for the installation of photovoltaics  
– photos and short videos of pilot projects  
– visits for the evaluation of electrical installations  
– visits for the data collection
– bilateral meetings with owners targeted to change energy consumption behaviour 
– visits for retrofit update and programing 
– survey 
 
 
 
The pilot project evaluation was carried out through the specific questionnaire.
 
 
 

Guidelines

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 94 -

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



Target

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

Financing

 
Planned cost of energy-saving measures:
– 8500 €/ dwelling

? Planned cost of the overall pilot
   – Energy Audit and EPC: 500 €/dwelling
   – Smart monitoring/ metering, evaluation: 1500 €/dwelling
Projet co-financé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional - FEDER Project cofinanced
by European Regional Development Fund - ERDF

? Financial resources
   – ERDF : 8925 €/dwelling
   – Local Authorities :1500 €/dwelling (Local Authorities Co-Financing)
   – Electricity Authority of Cyprus: Contribution in Kind (smart meters)              
 
The financial package used by Cyprus project team is given below.
 
 
A proposal for energy renovations was prepared and submitted to the President of Cyprus.
 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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 41 -

Foster government grant programs with local bank green loans, in order to enhance the building sector

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 Cyprus, the public call for tender process includes:
o   tenders preparation
o   Compliance with Public Procurement Procedure
o   obtaining the co-financing agreement from National Authority
o   Launch of the Call for tenders 
 
Tenders preparation
Following the results of the completed energy analysis of the pilot dwellings, the 25 pilot dwelling owners were informed with letters about the detailed workings and the measures selected for their dwellings. Minor adjustments have been made according to the comments received by the owners. 
 
Compliance with Public Procurement Procedure
The Tender documents for selecting the contractors of the refurbishing workings were prepared and submitted to the Public Procurements National Authority, according to the National Rules and Procedures for Public Contracts, in order to ensure the Certificate of Conformity with the National Public Procurement Procedures.
The competent authority replied to project Cyprus partner CEA with comments and recommendations for the tenders according to the national rules. Accordingly, the tender documents were revised and resubmitted to the competent authority for final approval. During this phase, CEA and competent authority had very frequent communication in order to complete correctly all the needed adjustments.
 
Launch of the Call for tenders
After the approval of the Competent Authority, the tender documents were launched as an open call through the e-procurement (an electronic instrument for public procurement).
A part of biding documents are given as practical examples.

Guidelines

Recommendation 11 -

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

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 106 -

Insert a contractors/tenants ''good relationship'' as a criteria of selection

Recommendation 107 -

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


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
Letter of conformity with public procurement procedures: tenders Lett conformity_tenders.pdf
Letter of conformity with public procurement procedures: award Letter conformity.pdf
Bid form Bid form.pdf
MODEL CERTIFICATION OF PERSONAL STATEMENT MODEL CERTIFICATION.pdf
CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATES CONTRACTOR CERTIFICATES.pdf
CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT FOR PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT.pdf


Target

Refurbishment project managers , Policy makers

Refurbishment

Based on the energy audit and the preliminary analysis, currently, most part of 25 pilot dwellings can be classified as Energy Class F and G. The highest energy consumption of selected dwellings reaches 1127 kWh/m2-yr (primary energy). The detail energy audit results of all pilot dwellings are given in document ‘Energy analysis of pilot dwellings’. 
 
The following tables shows the identified energy efficiency measures. 

 

 
Energy efficiency measures for each pilot dwelling together with the estimated costs are given in document ‘Energy efficiency measures’.
Moreover, the refurbishment costs, energy efficiency increments as well as the foreseen energy performance after retrofitting are reported in the same document.
 
 
 
It was expected for the Cyprus pilot experimentation to:
- improve the pilot buildings by at least one grade of energy class, the best one could be improved by 4 grades  (from Grade G to C, corresponding to a primary energy consumption reduction of 18~76%.
It is worth to remark that, with the total financial contribution of private photovoltaic companies, 10 pilot dwellings were selected and benefited with an additional installation of photovoltaic system, further to the energy renovations. The pilot dwellings for the installation of the photovoltaic were selected according to the suitability of their roof. The installations started in December 2012 and since the October 2013, 9 out of 10 were successfully completed and connected with the net metering system. The 10 dwellings were the first pilots in Cyprus for PV net metering.

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 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
Energy analysis of pilot dwellings ENERGY ANALYSIS OF PILOT DWELLINGS.pdf
Energy efficiency measures EE measures.pdf

Foto

Roof waterproof and insulation

Roof waterproof and insulation

High efficiency fireplace (boiler included) installation

High efficiency fireplace (boiler included) installation

Wall (external & internal) insulation

Wall (external & internal) insulation

Thermal insulation of the roof

Thermal insulation of the roof


Target

Professionals of the building/energy sectors, Refurbishment project managers

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 would also be extensively explored and tested through a large scale experimentation of multi-energy smart meters.
The aim of smart metering experiment was 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 was putting consumers' interests at the front of the experiment. This involved the education and the 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. 

Thet 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 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 Smart Metering experiment included Equipment Suppliers, Utilities, Installers, ELIH Med specific woring groupes' 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 Cyprus  
Through ELIH-Med pilot experiment 21 outdoor smart meters, 9 net meterging and 2 indoor smart meters were installed in Cyprus. The application of the 9 net meters was combined with the installaton of photovoltaics, which were completely financed by the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. The results achieved are summaried and reported in the two documents downloadable below.

  

 

 

 

Guidelines

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 94 -

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


Documenti

TitleDescriptionFile
A summary of the experimentation plan on partners’ territory for smart metering in LIH ELIHMed_Experimentation_plan_D.6.2.2_summary.pdf
Smart metering experimentation in Cyprus CEA smart metering.pdf


Target

Dissemination awareness and national project capitalization

Within the context of the project, an awareness campaign has been carried out 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
-  Participating or organising conferences and study visit:
o inform the general public about the ELIH MED project and the start of the pilot project
o raise public awareness on energy savings and energy efficiency at home
-  Press conference
-  interview/announcement through local media (TV, radio, newspapers)  
-  Publishing scientific paper 
 
Promotion of ELIH-Med project in Renewable energy international conference organised in Cyprus
 
 
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.
The project national capitalisation activities carried out by Cyprus project team include:
- Participation of the national sectoral conferences to exchange ELIH-Med project experiences with other projects
- Press conference with a wide coverage by local newspapers, TV channels, radio stations
- Widespread Internet dissemination

 

 

 

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 

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 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
Energy efficiency of low-income households in Cyprus LIH EE in Cyprus.pdf
ELIH-Med project and net metering of low-income houses in Cyprus (in Greek) ELIHMED- NET Metering.pdf
Interview of CEA staff for promoting ELIH-Med Interview of CEA staff for promoting ELIH-Med.pdf

Foto

Elih-med capitalisation in Cyprus: SEAPEK conference

Elih-med capitalisation in Cyprus: SEAPEK conference

Elih-Med dissemination in SEAPEK conference

Elih-Med dissemination in SEAPEK conference

Project capitalisation: POEM conference

Project capitalisation: POEM conference

Project promotion materials

Project promotion materials

Video

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Cyprus pilot project (GR)


Target

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

Policy paper and Ljubljana declaration

ELIH-Med capitalisation activities were framed in principle by the EU2020 strategy and the discussions about the next programming period priorities. They tried to fit with the pan-European objectives and also to constitute inputs for the 2014-2020 operational programs.
The two main outcomings of ELIH-Med capitalisation activity were Policy Paper and Ljubljana Declaration.
 
  Policy Paper   
Since the beginning of the project (April 2011), ELIH-Med had been associated with another MED strategic project dealing with energy efficiency in buildings, MARIE, in order to work out a common message to deliver to policy-makers. The main outcome of this joint capitalisation process was the Elih-Med Policy Paper aiming to improve Med transnational cooperation answers to energy efficiency challenges in buildings. PROFORBIOMED, another Med strategic project, jointed 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, Covenant of Mayors
 
Specific proposals have been worked out for each target group.
The whole version of the Policy Paper (EN) and the Ljuljana Declaration (EN version) are downloadable.

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