In Frankfurt, since 2005, a new concept, “the Energiesparservice” (energy saving service), is being implemented. Unemployed people are being qualified as “Service Consultants for Energy and Water Saving Techniques”. With the necessary measuring and testing gear, informational brochures and sample equipment, the consulting teams go to low-income households and document the current usage of electricity, water and heat with the help of a comparison chart. With this, the customers can clearly see how high their average energy usage is.
The ACHIEVE project will give Caritasverband Frankfurt e.V. the opportunity to review best practice and share with other areas in Europe. It will also support the Frankfurt project in developing exemplary the consultancy in terms of saving heat energy and to share the results with the other partners in the projects and design the best approach. The German tenant association will support the project by using their network especially to house owner associations. The Energy department and the department of Social Services of the City of Frankfurt pledged to support the project fully.
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