TIGER (Triggering investment in Grouping of Buildings for Energy Renovation) is a project funded by the European Union under the Horizon2020 programme, with the aim of developing innovative financial solutions to address the lack of economic resources in energy requalification actions in social housing and, synergistically, alleviate the problem of energy poverty.
TIGER started on 1st June 2021 and will end on 31st May 2024, unless extended, under the coordination of the Abruzzo Region in partnership with AESS (Agency for Energy and Sustainable Development of Modena), AISFOR s.r.l., AGENA (Agency for Energy and Environment) and the ATERs (Aziende Territoriali per l’edilizia residenziale) of L’Aquila, Chieti, Lanciano, Pescara and Teramo.
During the 3 years foreseen, the actions carried out (hyperlink to the activities) will allow to gather the necessary financial resources to start the energy requalification activities of the buildings through a call for ESCOs (Energy Saving Company). In addition, the project aims to involve the tenants of the ATERs (Aziende Territoriali per l’Edilizia Residenziale) by organising numerous meetings, workshops and training activities on energy efficiency, energy saving and energy poverty.
In addition, TIGER also responds to the environmental and social needs that are now an integral part of transition policies from the European to the local level. The project fits perfectly into the recent policies implementing the Green Deal, such as the Renovation Wave, which demonstrates that making Italy’s (and Europe’s) ageing building stock more efficient is one of the key actions to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
TIGER intends to carry out energy requalification interventions in 126 buildings of the Abruzzo ATER heritage located in 58 municipalities of the Abruzzo Region, with investments of more than 16 million Euros. The interventions will bring energy savings estimated at over 30% and a reduction in CO2 emissions of over 1760 tCO2/year, thus contributing to the decarbonisation of the building stock.