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Greece pilot

REVERTER pilot – Athens, Greece ​

Based on the latest available data (2021), 13.0% of the Pilot Area households were energy-poor following the EP definition of the Greek “National Action Plan for the Alleviation of Energy Poverty”. About 20% were spending more than 10% of their income on energy bills, 62% had a total energy consumption lower than the 80% of the minimum energy consumption theoretically required, and 23.7% were spending less than 60% of the median energy expenditure. Based on the subjective indicators, 17.5% reported “Inability to keep the house sufficiently warm” and 26.3% declared “Arrears in bills” in 2021.

Total pilot area: 38,96 km²

Inhabitants: 3,154,000

Number of inhabitants in the area of interest: 1 600 000

Number of buildings in the area of interest: 390 500

Percentage of poor performing buildings: > 62%

Mediterranean climate

A Mediterranean climate, also known as a “dry-summer subtropical” climate, is a type of climate found in regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea. In a Mediterranean climate, winters are typically mild and wet, with temperatures averaging around 10-15°C (50-59°F) and rainfall occurring regularly. Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F) and little to no rainfall. The transition between the two seasons is marked by a short, dry spring and a longer, cooler autumn.

Average temperature in winter: 12.0οC

Average days of heating per year: approximately 180 days

Average temperature in summer: 27.2oC

Average days of cooling per year: approximately 90 days

The pilot area includes more than 1.6 million residences (app. 390,500 buildings), almost 80% of which are multi-story residential buildings and 62% have been built before thermal requirements and energy-related building codes (before 1980). Programs dedicated to building renovations are scarce and actions to tackle EP have not been initiated extensively mainly due to the limited public funds and other priorities. Moreover, a large share of inhabitants is elderly who cannot afford to carry out energy-efficient improvements and construction works or do not have the knowledge on how to start the renovation journey.

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Digital One-stop-shop in Greece Energeiakisteg.gr

Energeiakistegi.gr is a digital One-stop-shop that has been developed to ease access to information about the renovation of multi-apartment buildings in Athens, Greece. Energeiakistegi.gr is operated by EKPIZO. It allows residents of Athens to get comprehensive information about the renovation process, support schemes, and information campaigns.

According to the EU SILC survey, almost 20% of households in Greece were unable to keep their homes adequately warm in 2021. This was one of the highest percentages among all EU countries, and it highlights the severity of the problem.

Athens, Greece

The pilot area includes approximately 390,500 buildings, almost 80% of which are multi-story residential buildings and 62% have been built before thermal requirements and energy-related building codes (before 1980). A number of programs dedicated to building renovations have been very limited. In addition, a large share of inhabitants is elderly who cannot afford to carry out energy-efficient improvements and construction works or do not have the knowledge on how to start the renovation journey.

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Roadmaps for Greece

The roadmaps for Greece will be tailor-made to the characteristics of the building stock, the characteristics of the vulnerable households and the climate conditions, to cover a sufficiently cohesive group of cases that will allow for a larger-scale rollout and replication of the proposed actions for the effective analysis and tackling of the problem.

The roadmap aims to foster the alleviation of energy poverty in rented houses through the energy renovation of the buildings. The implementation of the roadmaps will facilitate the promotion of energy efficiency interventions and RES, leading to the considerable improvement of thermal comfort and the maximisation of the multiple benefits.

The roadmap aims to support landlords who dwell in multi-family houses, to tackle energy poverty through the energy renovation of the buildings. Implementing the roadmaps will facilitate the promotion of energy efficiency interventions and RES. It will also contribute to the improvement of thermal comfort and the maximisation of multiple benefits.

The roadmap aims to alleviate energy poverty in single-family houses through the energy renovation of the buildings. The landlords who dwell in these types of buildings will be supported to implement efficiency interventions and install RES to improve thermal comfort and maximise multiple benefits.

Athens, Greece

Partners responsible for REVERTER pilot in Greece

The Consortium partners NTUA, EKPIZO and CRES, are involved and responsible for roadmap development and testing in Athens, Greece. If you want to learn more about project implementation in this pilot, please contact the responsible consortium partners.

National Technical University of Athens – Laboratory of Mining and Environmental Technology

The Lab of Mining and Environmental Technology (LMET) has an extensive experience of more than 20 years in environmental and energy economics, environmental management, and financial and cost benefit analysis of RES among other issues.

EKPIZO: Consumer Association “The Quality of Life”

EKPIZO – Consumer Association “The Quality of Life” established in 1988, protects consumer rights and improves their quality of life; it is a nongovernmental, nonprofit and accredited association. EKPIZO has so far carried out over 1110 mainly EU and national projects, been represented in 45 official committees and participates in national-EU consultations. EKPIZO is member of POMEK, BEUC, ANEC, EU Health Alliance, Consumers International and Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue.

CRES - CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

CRES (founded in 1987) is a public entity supervised by the Ministry of Environment and Energy and has financial and administrative independence. CRES is active in the fields of Renewable Energy Sources, Rational Use of Energy and Energy Saving, while its main aim is the promotion of technological applications in the above-mentioned fields both at a national and international level.