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Project HAPPEN - Holistic APproach and Platform for the deep renovation of the residential environment EN Environment

The HAPPEN project aims to stimulate the market for radical energy renovation of buildings, aiming at the creation of Nearly Zero Energy Consumption Buildings (CISC). The project wants to achieve this goal through the development of a holistic approach and an electronic platform tailored to the climatic conditions and peculiarities of the Mediterranean region. This approach [MedZEB] and the platform is expected to contribute to:

  • Linking the energy renovation market between customers, designers, suppliers and installers
  • Creating an environment of trust for radical energy renovations
  • Increase solutions to improve the energy performance of buildings by emphasizing cost-effectiveness

To test this approach in practice, a few buildings were selected from each country participating in the energy renovation pilot project. One of them is the Municipal Palace of Strovolos. Through the methodology of MedZEB, the appropriate measures will be selected for the energy upgrade of the building with a total estimated budget of € 200,000. For the financing of these interventions, the Municipality of Strovolos will allocate own resources related to the maintenance of the building while at the same time it will seek additional financing either through national / European sponsorship or in collaboration with a financial institution. With the start of the project, the Cyprus Energy Agency, as a project manager in Cyprus, will prepare a plan for the implementation of the pilot projects, which, in addition to the Municipal Palace of Strovolos, will include 3 residential buildings (houses) in the territory municipality's. It is noted that the Municipality will support the Cyprus Energy Agency in communication actions with citizens and businesses operating in its territory, through its involvement in the Local Action Group and training seminars organized by the Cyprus Energy Agency.

The HAPPEN project has a duration of 45 months and its budget exceeds € 2 million. The corporation led by the Italian National Research Center (CNR), includes partners from Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Slovenia , Croatia and Cyprus.

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