Complete and complex renovation will take place in 1000's of apartments in socialist-era blocks of flats in Budapest and Sofia, and in social housing of Amsterdam. The technological and non-technological potentials for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency will be assessed. The users' satisfaction and experience during and after the renovations will be extensively evaluated. Policy recommendations will be drawn at the end of the project.
The project constructs and finalizes energy and GHG emission scenarios that estimate the contribution the building sector can make to ambitious climate change mitigation goals. The scenarios focus on heating, cooling and hot water. The scenarios are based on the CEU 3CSEP’s earlier building energy scenario work for the IPCC, the Global Energy Assessment and the UNEP SBCI.
The goal of the research project is to gauge the net employment impacts of a large-scale, deep building energy-efficiency renovation program in Poland, in the understanding that the low employment rate of the Polish economy makes this a key entry point for decision-making. Therefore, employment impacts strongly correlate with the dynamics of the investments flowing towards building energy retrofits. The study was commissioned by the European Climate Foundation.
The project provided qualified advice to the Hungarian National Development Agency for defining Hungary’s position towards a Post-Lisbon Strategy, particularly with regard to climate and energy policy matters.
The working group on climate change mitigation (WG III) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a comprehensive Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation to address the information needs of policy makers, private sector and civil society.
The project analyzed energy efficiency governance worldwide. This included institutions and the types of resources available at all levels of government which work to improve energy efficiency. 3CSEP covered the Eastern European and ex-USSR region within this global project on behalf of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
The objective of the project was to produce a report estimating the potential net employment impacts of a large-scale building energy retrofit programme in Hungary. While it is clear that such a programme would generate a substantial reduction of energy consumption in the country, this report quantifies an important co-benefit that can provide a new entry to the policy-making processes – the one on employment.
The project provides a first evaluation of the extent and nature of fuel poverty in Hungary and seeks to understand the experience of fuel poverty by Hungarian households in connection to the role of utility companies and central and local governments.