The LEAF partners worked with at least two case study buildings each in order to gain a better understanding of the barriers and successes experienced by the owners, managers and residents of multi-occupancy buildings during the retrofit process. These 24 case study buildings were chosen as typical examples of the ownership models and construction types of each partner country: UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Sweden.
The buildings became involved in the project via a number of different means, from newspaper advertisements to engaging directly with social housing providers.
The partners worked closely with the residents and owners throughout the retrofit process, communicating with them on a regular basis and attending annual general meetings. They supported and encouraged them to overcome barriers, for example, by providing information or supporting them to access funding. The process that the partners followed is outlined in the right-hand sidebar.
The experiences and outcomes are available to read in detail in the case study profiles. Input from the partners’ experiences helped to shape the engagement and technical toolkits produced in the project. These lessons also fed into the LEAF evaluation and helped to inform the LEAF policy recommendations.
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