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POWER HOUSE Divided/Cooperative ownership Taskforce: presentations of Tallinn’s Workshop now available!

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The Members of the Divided/Cooperative ownership Taskforce met on 12-13 June 2014 in Tallinn for the third Workshop organised under the aegis of the IEE-funded project “POWER HOUSE nearly-Zero Energy Challenge”.

In Divided and Cooperative property buildings, the role of tenants or owners is crucial for the decision making process, especially for what concerns the retrofitting of existing buildings. Furthermore, Member States have different legal frameworks in place, and in some cases, with special rules for energy efficient renovation. The aim of the Workshop organized by EKÜL - the Estonian Union of Co-operative Housing Associations, was to take stock of the situation in different countries and to address good organizational practices to facilitate the decision-making process for the renovation of divided and cooperative ownership buildings (download the presentations made during the Workshop from the link below).

To compliment the Workshop, EKÜL organised a technical Study Visit to three different cooperative developments in the area: the first building located in Tallinn (Sopruse 202) was the biggest multi-apartment building refurbished in Estonia, 162 dwellings, and was also awarded as the “Best renovation project” in 2013. The visit continued in Rakvere, were participants had the opportunity to visit the Rakvere Smart House Competence Centre and other two multi-apartments buildings managed as apartment associations (Voidu 42 and Tuleviku 10) comprised of 40 dwellings each.

A short video-clip of the visits will be soon available on the CECODHAS Housing Europe YouTube channel….stay tuned!