EURHONET General Assembly in Turin
EURHONET, the European Housing Network is a network of 36 public and social housing companies from France, Germany, Italy Sweden and the UK. On the 25th and 26th October 2017, the General Assembly of the network took place in Turin, Italy.
Report from the Eurhonet General Assembly:
EURHONET – The European Housing Network is a network of 36 public and social housing companies from France, Germany, Italy Sweden and the UK. In the respective national contexts EURHONET’s companies achieve a mission of general interest in the service of customers and the society as a whole.
By working together and meeting colleagues from other European countries, EURHONET allows the companies to successfully develop and be more attractive as employers. EURHONET companies are facing the same challenges all over Europe – find ways to save energy, deal with ageing populations with all that this implies and face issues such as deprivation and social tensions.
Since its start in 2006, EURHONET has slowly but surely been getting stronger and stronger, providing valuable support to the everyday business of its members. Delivering new solutions to the challenges and opening to new opportunities is a key part of its mission! The network’s leading objective is to help its members reaching the vision to be ‘the best’ in its local market and make its employees grow.
On the 25th and 26th October 2017, the General Assembly of the network took place in Torino, Italy.
1st session : The Wold Café (25th of October)
One of the objectives of the meeting, was to find out more about members’ involvement in European projects, their potential and how the other companies could benefit from them.
Therefore DELPHIS presented RentalCal project, its high-level scopes, its key outcomes and the mechanism of the tool.
2nd session; Presentation of RentalCal project and tool in the General Assembly of EURHONET 26th of October 2017.
DELPHIS presented the RentalCal project in the G.A., focusing on the consortium, the website, the testing French sessions and the tool.
DELPHIS prepared a flyer in English to help the understanding of the project by the attendance.
Conclusion: A significant interest.
More than 60 participants coming from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and U-K were attending the G.A. and have shown their interest for the tool.
The attendance consisted in high skilled professional landlords managing large housing stocks (thousands of dwelling). The landlords from Austria, Germany, Sweden and U-K are managing social and private rented stocks. The French landlords are managing social housing stock but due to the dynamics of their local markets, their stocks is in full competition with the private sector, the rent prices being above or equal to the private rented market prices.
According to the reactions of the attendance, it seems that the calculation of the profitability of an investment in an energy efficiency retrofitting is not practiced. Using I.R.R. or N.P.V. methodologies, the landlords calculate globally the profitability of their investment in a retrofitting. They do not separate the specific investments in energy efficiency from the other ones (e.g. in the upgrade of the electric standards).
So, they estimate it could be an interesting practice to separate in the calculation of the profitability, the investments related to energy efficiency from the other investments in order to optimize the investments in the energy efficiency.
Talking with them, they also estimate a 10 or 15 years period for the calculation as too short.
DELPHIS offered EURHONET members to make a full testing and a demonstration of the tool when it will be available in the first quarter of 2018, once the webtool will be finalized