Supporting decarbonisation of the building stock

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Strengthen and spread the Integrated Home Renovation Services (IHRS)

EU Peers aims to strengthen and spread the Integrated Home Renovation Services (IHRS) concept as a key instrument across Europe to increase the residential renovation rate significantly.

Centrepiece is its Community of Practice, connecting practitioners for collaborative problem-solving. The Community of EU Peers provides multiple entry points and participation opportunities to benefit all members. It is open to One-Stop-Shops and other Integrated Home Renovation Services stakeholders.

The base structure of the Community consists of seven Community platforms for nine priority countries (IT, FR, ES, HU, IE, and Baltic countries (LV, LT, EE)) and one for all other EU countries. At the level of the Community platforms, regular peer exchange and learning activities occur. They are complemented by European networking events in person and online series for capacity building. A dedicated mentoring programme will assist in setting up emerging One-Stop-Shop initiatives. Finally, EU Peers is committed to improving framework conditions for IHRS through advocacy, policy recommendations, and dialogue with market stakeholders.

The project EU Peers has received funding from the European Union’s LIFE Programme under Grant Agreement No. 3875032 and runs from September 2023 to August 2026.

We are on a mission to improve the delivery of Integrated Home Renovation Services (IHRS) in the European Union to accelerate sustainable building renovation.

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Guiding Principles for Impactful Change

Collaboration

We believe in the power of collaboration and partnerships to achieve our shared goals.

Innovation

We strive to embrace innovation and explore new ideas to drive positive change.

Sustainability

We are dedicated to promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship in all aspects of our work.

Integrity

We uphold the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and ethical conduct in all our endeavors.

Our Consortium

EU Peers Project Consortium

Get to know the organisations developing the EU Peers Community of Practice.

Climate Alliance
Germany

Through the Climate Alliance, nearly 2,000 member municipalities and districts covering more than 25 European countries as well as a variety of regional governments, NGOs and other organisations are actively working to combat climate change. In terms of members, Climate Alliance is the largest European city network dedicated to climate action. Our members, ranging from small rural towns to cities with populations in the millions, accept climate change as a global challenge that requires local solutions.

Energies Demain
France

Énergies Demain is an engineering firm specialising in the operational implementation of public policies to reduce energy consumption, combat climate change and enhance health benefits. To this end, Energies Demain has developed innovative methods and unique data management tools that are used by numerous local authorities in France, state agencies and ministries departments.

Green Building Council España
Spain

Green Building Council España is a non-profit association that unites representatives from the entire construction industry, to work together towards an energy and ecologically-conscious approach to the design of the built environment.

Regione Piemonte
Italy

Regione Piemonte promotes renewables (RES), energy efficiency and GHG emissions reduction through the implementation of a Regional Energy Plan. This has been recently endorsed by the regional council, defining targets and priorities for 2030 in order to pave the way to the energy transition to a low-carbon economy. Piemonte is responsible for the management of the Energy Performance Certificates of the buildings for the whole region and for checking the efficient use of heating boilers.

Ēku Saglabāšanas un Energotaupības Birojs
Latvia

Ēku Saglabāšanas un Energotaupības Birojs (Ēkubirojs) is a non-governmental organisation that, for over ten years, aligned and supported different stakeholders for a single goal - energy-efficient building stock that supports the prosperity of the residents. To tackle the goal a mix of the local, regional, and global approaches and actions are taken to have a comprehensive impact on all the levels. This allows to widen the general scope and provide the best results for the public good.

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development
Italy

ENEA is the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, a public body aimed at research, technological innovation and the provision of advanced services to enterprises, public administration and citizens in the sectors of energy, the environment and sustainable economic development (article 4, Law no. 22 of 28 December 2015).

Global New Energy Finance
Spain

GNE Finance is a high-impact investment company focused on providing financing for the built environment. GNE Finance is a leader at leveraging finance to deliver innovative solutions that maximise social and environmental impact while delivering sustainable returns to capital providers. GNE Finance provides advisory and financing solutions for home and building renovation to public and private programme managers. GNE Finance supports homeowners throughout the renovation process and offers affordable and customised financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, safety, and accessibility improvements in homes and buildings.

Energy Cities
Belgium

Energy Cities (ENC) is a learning community for cities engaged in transforming their economies to become futureproofed. Our strength lies within the highly committed members to reach climate neutrality in their territories by 2050, aligning their local strategic development with the Paris Agreement. Energy Cities’ expertise built upon more than 30 years of deep exchange between pioneers from all over Europe, innovating to transform the energy systems towards a more democratic, distributed and decarbonised sector.

European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment
Belgium

FEDARENE, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment is the leading voice on the energy transition and climate change for regions and energy agencies in Europe. The federation counts more than 80 members in 25 EU countries.

Energiaklub
Hungary

Energiaklub has remained true to its unique mission, having spent close to 30 years in creating a new awareness in Hungary. With our research, training courses, and wide-reaching communication, our aim is to make energy producers, users and perhaps even political decision-makers regard energy in a different way. A rational use of our dwindling resources, an economy based on diverse local resources, a change in energy-wasting consumer habits; these are all part of the solutions which our organisation supports through its work.

South East Energy Agency
Ireland

The South East Energy Agency will play a strategic role regionally by partnering with its members and supporting all stakeholders in their energy transition journey to 2030 and beyond. The South East Energy Agency coordinated and successfully implemented the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland's Deep Retrofit Pilot Programmes for 2018, 2019, and 2020, and we provide coordination and quality assurance officers for the delivery of domestic programmes, including the National Housing Retrofit Scheme. As part of the Better Energy Communities and Communities' Energy program, South East Energy Agency has assisted in the construction of more than 250 homes during this time period.

EcoBuild Solutions

Germany

Leading provider of sustainable building materials and solutions, driving eco-friendly renovation projects across Germany with innovative technologies.

GreenTech Innovations

Germany

Pioneering green technology company specializing in renewable energy systems and smart home solutions, transforming Scottish homes for a sustainable future.

RenovaCasa

Germany

Renowned renovation company in Spain, dedicated to integrating energy-efficient practices and modern design concepts into residential spaces for enhanced comfort and sustainability.

EcoLiving Solutions

Germany

French leader in eco-friendly home renovations, offering comprehensive services from energy audits to implementation of sustainable building practices for reduced environmental impact.

Sustainable Spaces

Germany

Dedicated to creating energy-efficient homes in the Netherlands through holistic renovation approaches, emphasizing eco-conscious materials and smart energy systems.

GreenHaus Solutions

Germany

Italian provider of green building solutions, specializing in the integration of renewable energy technologies and sustainable construction practices to minimize carbon footprint.

Nordic EcoBuilders

Germany

Focused on promoting sustainable living in Sweden, Nordic EcoBuilders combines Scandinavian design principles with innovative green technologies for environmentally friendly home renovations.

EcoRenewal Ltd.

Germany

UK-based company specializing in energy-efficient retrofits and eco-friendly building materials, committed to transforming British homes into models of sustainability.

Renewable Homes GmbH

Germany

Austrian leader in renewable energy integration and sustainable home renovations, offering tailored solutions to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact.

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The European Union has been at the forefront of crafting policies addressing the built environment's environmental impact. An example of this is the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) first enacted in 2002. A key instrument in the effort to address climate change. Through the Directive, Europe recognizes the responsibility of buildings for a significant portion of total energy consumption.
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EU Peers joined the Belgian Renovation Week where the main outcome seems to be that yes, OSS are the job of Tomorrow and for young generations. In this article we dive into the speeches which inspired us the most and that, we hope, will inspire you too.
Energy-efficient building renovation is a key practice to reduce European emissions. But this is exactly where homeowners face major, frustrating hurdles. In order to ease their renovation journey, Integrated Home Renovation Services (IHRS), or so-called One-Stop Shops for residential energy renovation (OSS), are emerging in Europe. EU Peers is here to support those IHRS / OSS through a shared Community of Practice.

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