Competition to boost energetic renovation of collective houses

16 June 2021 - Published by Dominique Dhondt
Leiedal's renovation coach is trying to convince as many people as possible to renovate their homes energy efficiently in order to achieve the 2050 climate objectives. By also addressing collective houses, we not only increase the scale, but also build active energy communities that are conscious of their energy consumption.

n May 2021, we organised a competition with the Renovation Coach with the aim of increasing the number of intake forms and raising awareness for the Renovation Coach as a facilitator for house renovation. We partnered with several construction companies who offered us energy-efficient products/solutions as prizes in the competition. In total, we were able to present 12 different prizes to the public: a heat pump from Bulex, a ventilation system C+ from Renson, insulation material for floors, roofs and walls from Knauf and Recticel, window profiles from Deceuninck, a water softener from Van Marcke, facing bricks from Wienerberger, ceramic tiles from Verhelst, sun screens and a bathroom ventilator from Renson.

Residents in the Leiedal area were able to enter the competition throughout May on the competition page on the www.energiehuis-warmerwonen.be website. Participants had a chance to win up to two prizes of their own choice. For each prize, they had to correctly answer a multiple choice question on energy saving measures and complete a rating question. By taking part in the competition, participants agreed to a home visit by the Renovation Coach, and the winners agreed to further guidance during their renovation.

To promote the competition, we set up a media campaign. Among other things, we posted posters on the back of 10 buses in the region for two weeks. In total, 192 people participated (almost as many as the total number of entries for 2020). Of the 12 prizes offered, the heat pump by Bulex was the most popular, followed by the water softener by Van Marcke and the insulation material by Knauf.