Triple-A is an Interreg 2 Seas project, promoting cross border cooperation between 4 European countries: The Netherlands, France, Belgium and The United Kingdom. It aims to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon technologies by homeowners and as such contributes to achieving the EU 2020 targets (20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% of energy from renewables).
In the 2 Seas region, the building sector accounts for approximately 35% of CO2 emissions. About 50% of the dwellings in the partner regions consists of single-family housing in the owner-occupied sector. Although there is an enormous potential to reduce CO2 emissions by stimulating homeowners to adopt low-carbon technologies, the current average renovation rate is just around 1%.
As Triple-A partners we will gather specific knowledge, which we will use to jointly develop a Triple-A method. Local Authorities (both project partners as well as other Local Authorities) can then use this method for increasing energy efficient retrofitting of privately owned houses in their area. The Triple-A method will increase ‘awareness’ by making homeowners more conscious about the different low-carbon technologies that are available on the market and by convincing them about the related benefits. Simultaneously it will secure easy ‘access’ by bringing low-carbon technologies closer to citizens in an attractive way, by which they can opt for the technologies that fit their own needs and financial means. The awareness and easy access shall result in increased ‘adoption’ with more use of low-carbon technologies in existing houses.
For whom?
For Local and Regional Authorities in the first place and all stakeholders involved in the decision process of energy efficient retrofitting: from homeowners of single-houses, SMEs (suppliers and installers of energy efficient technologies,…), energy service companies, financial institutions, building federations, network clusters, knowledge institutions, etc.