National Energy Globe Award Italy (overall winner)

Submitted by: Federabitazione Europe - Confcooperative
Implemented country: Italy
Title: Sustainable Housing in Europe (SHE)

This European project represents a example of a public-private partnership were social housing organisations have partnered with building companies, technical organizations and public decision-makers to demonstrate the feasibility of sustainable housing and communities. SHE focuses on motivating people to live sustainably, raising awareness among all building stakeholders about the environmental, economical and social benefits of sustainable social homes, and evaluating users satisfaction. The partnership is demonstrating an integrated and replicable approach to the construction of sustainable housing for all social groups by making the extraordinary ordinary. From the beginning of 2008, 600 families in Denmark, France, Italy and Portugal are already living in sustainable dwellings.

Category: Earth