households

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

Local authorities must find money to support the renovation of social housing.   SEI Forums, a European Commission initiative, is hosting a webinar on   Channelling Investments to the Renovation of Social Housing in Europe   Friday 23 October 2020  
Post date: 15 Oct 2020
Type: Event

The STEP-IN project has rolled out living labs for hundreds of energy vulnerable citizens in three locations in the UK, Hungary and Greece through public workshops and free home energy advisor visits, testing different solutions in an iterative process. The tailored support, in some cases combined with monitoring equipment, has allowed households to make important savings by, for example, replacing old appliances or switching energy suppliers.
Post date: 31 Jul 2020
Type: News

Coronavirus economic stimulus packages need to consider all facets of sustainable development, otherwise we risk creating even greater disasters for ourselves in the future.   Energy efficiency must be an integral part of any economic recovery efforts. Doing so will create jobs, reduce energy bills, stimulate SMEs, support electrification and reduce GHG emissions.  
Post date: 7 Jul 2020
Type: Publication

Superhomes 2030: Up scaling integrated Home Deep renovation services for Ireland
Post date: 29 Jun 2020
Type: Link

Inclusive Design Rating (IDR) Toolkit. The design and assessment tool for tailoring environments for everyone Building better architecture for older citizens  
Post date: 1 Jun 2020
Type: Link

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 27 Apr 2020
Type: Event

Info Energia is a service for all the customers of an energy supplying cooperatives or companies. It is a personalised energy awareness service. It provides information to consumers through two channels:  
Post date: 7 Apr 2020
Type: Tool

A new EU Regulation on external power supplies aimed at making a range of household appliances more energy efficient - from laptops to electric toothbrushes – enters into force as of 1 April 2020 within the context of EU ecodesign measures. As a result, European consumers will be able to save on their household bills, help reach significant EU-wide energy savings and reduce emissions.  
Post date: 1 Apr 2020
Type: News

Energy poverty, or fuel poverty, is often defined as a situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes and for their transport at affordable cost. A widely used criterion is to consider a household in fuel poverty when it spends more than 10% of its income on energy.  But there is no consensus on a unique and explicit definition of the phenomenon as it is complex and has different causes and effects (temperature feelings, restriction behaviour…).  
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
Type: Publication

RenoHUb aims to trigger a significant upscale of the energy retrofits of the Hungarian homes through the development of an integrated business model that is sustainable and cost-covering after the end of the project. RenoHUb intends to enable households to take the first step towards becoming prosumers, and map and remove all the non-financial barriers which cause setbacks in the process.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2019
Type: Link