The CLEAN project is led by ERNACT, or European Regions Network for the Application of Communications Technology.
The duration of this project is from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2021.
CLEAN or Technologies and open innovation for low-carbon regions project will address the challenge of how best to meet EU energy efficiency targets for buildings in Europe’s regions.
What will this project change?
Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption in the EU and older buildings consume between 8 and 12 times as much heating oil as new ones. CLEAN will increase energy efficiency in housing and public infrastructure by 4% through technology, open innovation and improved low-carbon policy instruments.
These regions are represented by a mix of regional partners including managing authorities, region/city authorities and energy centres.
The partner regions are evenly spread across Europe and contains a mix of different climates, city/urban areas and levels of development – less, transitional and more developed.
The expected changes are better performance in 9 Investment for Growth and Jobs policy measures that address energy efficiency. This will result from a greater focus in these policy instruments to stimulate effective engagement between public authorities and citizens who own properties, and research centres and companies who can introduce new innovative energy efficiency solutions.
What are the main outputs?
The main outputs are Action Plans, revised governance arrangements for policy instruments, and new types of projects supported as a result of interregional learning and transfer of innovative policy and solutions. These outputs will benefit all stakeholders in each region’s energy environment, i.e. consumers of energy services, suppliers of energy products and services, centres of energy expertise (including innovation) and public authorities (promoters of energy efficiency).