Social Green Project has launched a pilot Action in Alba Iulia Municipality where is testing and monitoring the results of installing smart-metering devices in social dwellings for boosting energy efficiency.
After all the activities and tests developed, the municipality has published a report where the results of technical and social monitoring, together with some conclusions and best practices identified are presented.
The Pilot Action implementation has had to face restrictions caused by Covid 19 pandemic impact but finally, which has had a relevant impact in dealing with the tenants. So interactions became mainly online, with minimum impact in project evolution. In these conditions, AIM was also forced to collaborate on-line, cancelling the study and change experience meetings with another Social Green partner - Tartu Regional Energy Agency, but obtained the approval to use the allocated budget for extending the technical system in 2 new apartments, reaching a significant total of 10 social apartments with smart home systems installed.
The encouraging pilot results, in both areas (technical - possibility for implementation of smart monitoring systems in social apartments, and social – adoption rate, usage, importance for tenants, consumption behaviour change) were appreciated during online events with partners and other interested parties, creating an important argument for our final objective, of including and recommending such solutions in energy efficiency financing calls.
You can read the report here.