Triple-A is an Interreg 2 Seas project, promoting cross border cooperation between 4 European countries:
  • The Netherlands
  • France
  • Belgium
  • The United Kingdom

It aims to accelerate the adoption of low-carbon technologies by homeowners and as such contributes to achieving the EU 2020 targets (20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% of energy from renewables, 20% increase in energy efficiency).

Triple-A started in January 2017 and will be finished in December 2020.
  • In the 2 Seas region, the building sector accounts for approximately 35% of CO2 emissions.
  • About 50% of the dwellings in the partner regions consists of single-family housing in the owner-occupied sector.
  • Although there is an enormous potential to reduce CO2 emissions by stimulating homeowners to adopt low-carbon technologies, the current average renovation rate is just around 1%.
Via a Triple-A method, which will be developed by local authorities in cooperation with their stakeholders. This method will be tested for housing retrofit projects in their own regions.

The Triple-A method will:
  • Increase ‘Awareness’:
    by making homeowners more conscious about the different low-carbon technologies available on the market and the related benefits.
  • Secure easy ‘Access:
    ​by bringing low-carbon technologies closer to citizens in an attractive way, with the possibility to opt for the technologies that fit their own needs and financial means.

  • The awareness and easy access shall result in increased ‘Adoption’ with more use of low-carbon technologies in existing houses.

For whom?
  • Local and Regional Authorities in the first place
  • All stakeholders involved in the decision process of energy efficient retrofitting:
    • Homeowners of single-houses
    • SMEs (suppliers and installers of energy efficient technologies,…)
    • Energy service companies
    • Financial institutions
    • Building federations
    • Network clusters
    • Knowledge institutions
    • ...