Housing 4.0 Energy: Affordable and Sustainable Housing through Digitization – User Needs Analysis Survey
Interreg North West Europe project Housing 4.0 Energy (H4.0E) aims to develop a market for small, affordable near-zero energy homes (NZEHs) by adapting and applying new digital technologies, thus stimulating both consumer and supplier interest. Made up of five partner countries in North West Europe (NWE), the three and a half year H4.0E project will facilitate the uptake of low carbon and digital technologies, products, processes and services in the NWE housing sector to reduce carbon emissions and improve quality of life for homeowners in the region and beyond.
The main goal of Housing 4.0 Energy is to offer small (1-2 person) households in North-West Europe access to new affordable near-zero energy/low carbon homes (NZEHs) and zero energy/low carbon homes (ZEHs), ultimately reducing home building costs by 25% and carbon emissions by 60%.
As we face the current housing crisis in this country, projects such as the H4.0E have never been more necessary. The project aims to deliver 50 Near Zero Energy Homes. At present, 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA) and the three Irish pilots located in the southeast of Ireland have progressed and planning approval has been granted by the State to proceed. 12 homes are planned to be built.
This survey aims to identify the “Needs and Expectations” of potential future residents. The results from this survey will be utilised to pro-actively identify and manage those areas to ensure a more solid approach is taken for any future model uptake.
By completing the survey you will contribute to a vital piece of study which feeds into a larger programme aimed at creating a more sustainable and affordable housing approach in Ireland and across the EU.
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- In order to qualify for the voucher responses must be submitted before 5pm 20th March 2020.
- The survey will remain open after the 20th March 2020 but responses will not be eligible for the prize.