Watt for Watt

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Watt for Watt uses a neighbourhood-level approach to improve the energy efficiency of houses. The campaign is also dedicated to making residents aware of how they use energy with the aim of keeping energy costs at an affordable level.




What is the goal of the project?

Haarlem wants to become climate neutral by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, a large number of existing houses need to be made more energy efficient. The Haarlem ‘Blok voor Blok’ project contributes to this aim under the name of Watt for Watt.

The Watt for Watt campaign supports neighbourhood initiatives to make wide-scale housing improvements. The campaign also helps Haarlem residents to save energy at home. Watt for Watt shows how energy usage can be structurally reduced in an identifiable, simple and enjoyable way. This is financially advantageous, improves general living comfort and also benefits the climate. Watt for Watt wages war on energy bills!

What is the result of the project?

This project resulted in 100 sustiainability loans, 222 subsidy requests, 6810 installed solar panels at 880 households. However, tests did

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

Partners: Gemeente Haarlem, Ymere, Altera Vastgoed, Woningcorporatie Elan, Woningcorporatie PRE Wonen, VVE Tuinwijk Noord, Liander, Alliander

What can other cities learn from your project?

This project resulted in several tools and games to make residents more aware of their energy usage. A best-cases overview about the city of Haarlem stimulated others in- and outside the city to also actively save their energy usage.