ASSIST cited as a good practice at the European Commission recommendation on building renovation

ASSIST cited as a good practice at the European Commission recommendation on building renovation

The construction sector is key to achieving the European Union's energy and climate objectives and to energy transition.

On 16 May 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) published the Commission Recommendation (EU) 2019/786, dated 8 May 2019, on the renovation of buildings, setting out the guidelines that Member States must follow to ensure a precise transposition of the requirements of Directive (EU) 2018/844, dated 30 May 2018, amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings (EPBD) and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (EED).

The Recommendation specifies the technical requirements and the different ways in which the objectives of the EPBD Directive can be achieved. On the other hand, it exposes those experiences considered by the European Commission as good practices and implemented in some Member States. This is where the Recommendation includes ASSIST project.

Citizen empowerment to stimulate social participation in energy

In the Alleviation of energy poverty section (2.7.4.4), the ASSIST project, funded through the H2020 programme, is mentioned:

“… aims to tackle energy poverty and provide specialised services through a network of vulnerable consumer energy advisors (‘VCEAs’). VCEAs are to be selected from people with direct experience of vulnerability and/or energy poverty, who will be trained so as to improve their future employability and maximise peer-to-peer benefits. Action includes:

  1. working with feedback systems;

  2. energy audits;

  3. community-based initiatives;

  4. support in obtaining funds for energy efficiency; and testing innovative funding mechanisms

 

(…) The following ASSIST project deliverables could be relevant: