ELIH-Med project focuses on energy efficiency in low income housing in the Mediterranean area. The target group of ELIH-Med includes tenants, owner occupiers with low income as well as households suffering energy poverty, which represents about 40% of the total building stock and is considered as « far to reach» through traditional public policies. Innovative technical and financial approaches are essential for this group in order to help them reduce their energy consumption.
This project has various work packages which contain general information on energy efficiency, good practices applicable in low income housing together with various e-learning courses in order to raise public awareness about EE in building sector.
CONTEXT: The Med Programme is an EU transnational cooperation programme among the “Territorial Cooperation objective” of the EU Cohesion Policy. Project ELIH-Med (Energy Efficiency of Low Income Housing in the Mediterranean) is one of projects supported by the European Commission under the frame work of the Med Programme – Objective 2.2. Partners from 13 countries covering the whole Northern Mediterranean seacoast are working together to strengthen the competitiveness, employment and sustainable development of this area. The transnational setup allows the programme to tackle territorial challenges beyond national boundaries, such as environmental risk management, international business or transport corridors.