Parentium will develop new and viable financing models for energy retrofits in old historic public buildings by means of integrating community-owned renewable energies.
For many Croatians, historical buildings represent an important part of their cultural identity. Nowadays cultural heritage and ancient public buildings do not only host museums or castles, they sometimes even serve as schools, hospitals or even kinder gardens. Energy refurbishments and the integration of renewables in ancient public has so far been supported by the government through co-financing, but those funding streams will soon disappear. This will obviously make it hard for local authorities to reach the requested energy targets in public buildings.
For the refurbishment of Parentium and the integration of renewables, Green Energy Cooperative (ZEZ) will come up with an innovative scheme that allows local citizens and the city to participate. Through the collaboration between the Green Energy Cooperative (ZEZ) and the municipality of Poreč – Parenzo, this pilot will provide replicable and scalable community engagement practices, as well as innovative financing models for the urban revival of numerous Croatian cities.
Goal Number 01
Create a replicable model for citizen participation in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
Goal Number 02
Educate local citizens on the subject of energy communities and the role they can play
Goal Number 03
Develop and test the applicability of citizen participation through a ‘voucher model’
Goal Number 04
Retain value and returns gained by the community members through vouchers at the local level by promoting their utilisation for local public services
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