1. Creation of energy requalification tools

TIGER’s aim is to support the Abruzzo Region and the regional ATERs in terms of legal, financial, and technical expertise for the activities of renovation and energy efficiency of the ATER building complex.      

TIGER will provide the stakeholders ( tenants and institutions ) with a set of tools suitable to analyse and undertake the upgrading activities in the best possible way. These tools will be implemented in the following activities:

  • Expert team – Appointment of an expert team for technical assistance that includes all the financial, technical and legal skills and experience necessary to properly design the investment programme and the project. 
  • Common methodology for the energy assessment and audit of social housing buildings – Definition of the common methodology for all ATER buildings in order to ensure greater homogeneity in the quality of the data collected.
  • Specific toolkit for energy audit – creation of a toolkit to be used as a precondition for preparing the technical and economic characteristics of the offer and descriptive document.
  • Legal expert – Appointment of a legal expert to provide technical support to the partnership in defining the characteristics of the tender.
  • Energy auditors – Identification and training of these new figures to carry out energy audits based on a common methodology.
  • Detailed audit of the stock of buildings involved in the project according to the foreseen methodology.
  • Guidelines and implementation models for future implementation of similar financing schemes in social housing with ESCOs
  • EPC workshops – Organisation of workshops to communicate and disseminate the characteristics and features of EPC (Energy Performance Contracting) contracts.

2. Tenant Involvement and Training Activities

The active involvement of tenants is one of TIGER’s key activities. Two types of activities are foreseen:

1) specific activities addressed to the tenants of the houses directly involved in the energy requalification process

2) information activities for ATER tenants in general.

  • Specialised Training of ATER staff in energy saving and energy poverty.
  • Development of an awareness-raising and training programme for tenants on energy poverty and energy saving to improve energy consumption habits.
  • Organisation of several informal meetings during the project to have a direct confrontation with the tenants involved on their awareness of energy consumption, or the state of their homes and perceived comfort level.
  • Preparation of printed information material (calendars, posters, and brochures) to be distributed to all ATER tenants.
  • Preparation of multimedia material (videos and interviews) to present the work carried out and collect direct testimonies from the tenants involved.
  • Creation of a physical and virtual help desk to allow tenants to ask questions and give feedback on the project.
  • Training of a small group of tenants, the heads of tenants, on energy saving issues, the functioning of the project and the related benefits.
  • Creation of guidelines for national and European stakeholders on the steps and methodologies to be undertaken to involve tenants in the renovation of residential buildings and similar projects.

3. Investment programme definition activities

The definition of a new financial model to gather the investments needed for energy efficiency in buildings is one of the most innovative aspects of the TIGER project.

  • Selection of a tender procedure and definition of tender specifications for the implementation of investments through ESCOs.
  • Modification of the regional law to favour the possibility of implementing EPC (Energy Performance Contracts).
  • Definition of an EPTA (Energy Performance Tenancy Agreement) to allow monetisation of energy savings to repay investments according to the amended regional law.
  • Appointment of a RUP (Responsible for the Single Procedure) responsible for the organisation, planning, design, awarding and execution of the call for tenders.
  • Definition of the innovative TIGER financial model and identification of all financial opportunities for the energy requalification of social housing buildings.
  • Publication of a single call for proposals divided into 5 lots.
  • Organisation of at least two webinars with ESCOs and financial institutions to inform them about the call for building renovation and how to implement it.
  • Appointment of a commission for the evaluation of ESCOs’ requirements and for the technical and economic assessment of the projects received.
  • Signing of contracts with ESCOs for building renovation works for a total of approximately 16.5 million euro.     

In addition to the activities carried out in the presence of the ATER, tenants will also benefit from lasting support tools, such as a physical help desk and …

A substantial part of the activities of the TIGER project is focused on the creation of guidelines and indications to allow national and European institutions ….