Valuable lessons from EU project to make apartment blocks more efficient

Reports, tools and recommendations from 3-year collaboration

16 March 2016

Our 3-year Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) project is a wrap.

The European collaboration saw partner organisations from Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden and the UK explore ways to improve the energy efficiency of buildings with multiple owners. CSE was one of the UK partners and the project was led by Changeworks in Scotland.

Watch this 2-minute film to see what has come out of LEAF.

CSE’s Bridget Newbery said: "We’re delighted with the attention the project has received. On the surface it's a niche subject, but actually improving the energy efficiency of apartment blocks which are in multiple ownership is both very challenging and critical to achieving Europe’s energy and carbon reduction targets."

The popularity of a webinar to share the project findings emphasised this. Around 250 'attendees' from 46 countries tuned in. Missed it? You can watch again here.

A range of materials and recommendations have been produced. All of these are on the LEAF website at

Among them is the final report (Improving the energy efficiency of apartment blocks). We have hard A5 copies of this (the PDF is in A4): drop us a line if you want a free copy.

Click here to go to the project profile.

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