HORIZON 2020 PROJECT CITIZEE
The energy transition causes significant challenges in the building sector, which demand profound changes not only on the economic perspective, such as implementing innovative financial models to overcome financial barriers, but also fostering cooperation between all actors involved, paying particular attention to citizens and communities.
It is essential to advance the business cases for energy efficiency measures and to increase support for respective projects, by standardising citizen financing in investment programs. There is therefore a need to consider the role of different actors, such public authorities, financial institutions and project developers, and the interactions with innovative citizen models, particularly at the regional and national scale.
The main objective of CitizEE is to support European public authorities to scale up funding for energy efficiency in the building sector by attracting citizen private investments.
CitizEE will address this objective by means of integrating tailored and widely adopted crowdfunding and cooperative financing schemes with adequate available or to be developed Public Financing Instruments (PFIs). As a result, CitizEE will enable the set-up of large-scale community energy efficiency programs while strengthening know-how of regional/national key stakeholders.
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