Ambitious residential retrofit projects for City-zen in Amsterdam.

Homeowners can apply again for European support.

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At the end of 2015, homeowners of ambitious residential energy retrofit projects in Amsterdam were able to apply for European support via City-zen. Amsterdam Smart City selected projects with in total 475 dwellings. Not only housing corporations and property investors, but also homeowners and co-owners applied. For the last group, a specific share of support is reserved. “Heat pumps, smart ventilation systems, air tight insulation and PV panels, a selection of the wide range of measures which are being applied by the home owners to meet the required, ambitious standard for this funding. “We’re very happy to be able to showcase these exemplary projects within the Amsterdam region and across Europe over the next few months,” Annelies van der Stoep, coordinator of City-zen in Amsterdam explains. “We’re also setting up the monitoring of these homes to see if the technical measures perform as expected and to check how the behaviour and attitude of the residents influence the actual energy savings.”

To select more projects, equalling app. 18.000 m2, homeowners can apply for support until 20th March 2016 h. Homeowners can receive up to 50% of the investment of energy saving measures with a maximum of €50/m2. The support of the European Commission helps to reduce the combined CO2 emission of these homes with approximately 5.000 tonnes per year.
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