For more than a decade, Habitat for Humanity International – Europe and the Middle East (HFHI/EME) has been addressing the issue of energy poverty and energy efficiency in the residential sector in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and Western Balkans. HFHI/EME activities under the Residential Energy Efficiency for Low-Income Households (REELIH) project funded by USAID, involve work on scaling up the renovation of multi- apartment buildings to increase the energy efficiency and comfort of living of their inhabitants.
To contribute to the development of effective building renovation strategies and policies and enhancing the cross-sectoral dialogue, HFHI/EME has launched the Residential Energy Efficiency Observatory in Central and Eastern Europe (REE Observatory). Collecting studies and best practices ensures an important added value of their work in the field and as a possible long-term policy instrument for stimulating the debate on residential energy efficiency in the region. This new initiative will be focusing on generating and disseminating the knowledge on energy poverty and renovation of the owner-occupied multi-apartment buildings.
Within the framework of REE Observatory Veronika Kiss, Co-Founder of EcosystemEvaluation is responsible for issuing two sets of publications one during 2022, one during summer and one during autumn. For the summer and the autumn issues Veronika from EcosystemEvaluation is now collecting manuscripts revealing REE issues and difficulties, as well as solutions to overcome them from Central and Eastern Europe. In case you are interested in publicizing your work on the field, please feel free to contact us.