Project information

Index: 1042R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location NETHERLANDS NOORD-NEDERLAND Assen Drenthe Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2012
End: 2012

Topic of the practice

Area-based approach for home-owners in favor of energy efficiency measures.

Good Practice Information

Initiative of Assen Municipality together with Amelterhout home-owners, using social structures and involvement of inhabitants to create larger effects in promotion campaigns for energy efficiency improvements, 5 home-owners in one street were appointed as 'area team'.
They hosted meetings, made a local newsletter and went door- to-door to motivate and convince their neighbors about energy efficiency measures needed to be taken, for better comfort and less energy costs for the future.

Evidence of success

- Energy Efficiency Advice (incl. Energy Label registration) for 80 houses (from 126 houses in total)
- Energy Efficiency measures taken in 55 houses.
- Five street meetings were realized to discuss the project.
- Local companies were contracted for the efficiency measures.
- Registration of new energy labels were also registered after ending of the project afterwards.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Anette Oosterhoff

Municipality of Assen

Annex completed on: 11-27-2014

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