The Horizon 2020 funded Lemon project (Less Energy More OpportuNities) aims to provide technical assistance to public and private entities for the preparation of tenders for the energy retrofitting of 622 social housing units in the provinces of Reggio Emilia and Parma.
The project will supplement regional and national loans and incentives to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings and apply two new contractual instruments to govern the relations between tenants and owners of the residences, the energy supplier and the ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) so as to ensure a return on investment within 15 years from the retrofitting.
More specifically, the objectives of the project are:
- to experiment innovative financing models for social housing retrofit through energy performance certificate (EPC) model contracts, mobilising 15,290 M€ of investments in energy retrofitting, in order to reduce the buildings energy demand;
- to develop and implement energy efficiency projects in 622 private and public dwellings involved in the energy retrofit programme;
- to develop a new lease based on the energy performance of the housing unit, called EPTA - Energy Performance Tenancy Agreement.
For more information visit the project's website at the link provided below.
Project duration: 2016-02-01 to 2018-05-31