Housing Europe decided to take part in the discussion on the Energy Union and the EU investment Plan by presenting some of the key findings of the POWER HOUSE nearly-Zero Energy Challenge. Putting in place successful renovation strategies is challenging and the project has contributed to identify the necessary conditions in terms of finance, cost optimality, divided-ownership regulation and skills to achieve them.
How to create synergies between the EU Investment Plan (i.e. the European Fund for Strategic Investments), the European Structural and Investment Funds and other type of financing initiatives in order to deliver a large number of successful renovations that will on the one hand reduce the carbon footprint of the sector while ensuring better living conditions for residents coupled with affordable running costs? -This is the challenging question that the workshop dealt with!