European Projects

Energy Action has been involved in many European projects since 1991 (to date 23). These have included Euroform, Horizon (Labour activation schemes), Interreg, SAVE, Intelligent Energy Europe, Horizon 2020. Through these projects Energy Action has been involved in many activities ranging from training of trainers, development of Irish energy rating software, mapping national databases energy efficiency, behavioural change and addressing fuel poverty. Several reports have been produced including a compilation of reports and assessments on housing standards from an energy consumption aspect. All these projects are additional to our core objective.


H-CHP Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme. To promote the uptake of Combined heating and Power systems (CHP) in the region using solid renewable biomass and gasification methods, that will be appropriate for remote households. The Northern periphery Area has abundant natural fuel resources but is subject to a harsher climate than the rest of Europe resulting in the need for increased domestic energy.

European Energy Poverty Observatory 2017-2019

The overarching aim of the EPOV is to engender transformational change in the availability of information about the socio-economic extent of energy poverty in Europe, and measures to combat it.

ENERFUND 2016-2018

Developing a mapping tool that will be used to make intelligent decisions with regard to renovation strategies and financing deep renovation of buildings.


European energy efficiency programme.

EPISCOPE 2012-2015

The overall strategic objective of the EPISCOPE project was to make the energy refurbishment processes in the European housing sector transparent and effective. This will help to ensure that the climate protection targets will actually be attained and that corrective or enhancement actions can be taken in due time, if necessary.

TABULA 2008-2011

The aim of the Intelligent Energy Europe TABULA project (2009-2012) is to create a building typology in each of the member states participating in the project. In the case of Ireland, the building typology aims to identify the most common residential building types and to provide relevant building energy information for each type that will be of use to home owners and building professionals alike.

DATAMINE 2006-2008

DATAMINE a project that aims to improve the knowledge about the building stock’s energy performance which was successfully applied in 12 model projects in 12 European countries.

Save APPEEL 2001

Save APPEEL low income housing study

Interreg Energy Challenge 2001

Interreg Energy Challenge –  Cross border fitting and monitoring Solar water heating on social houses.

Cross Border Initiative Project 1998

Carrying out energy audits in low income housing in border areas.

Ouverture-ECOS-Phare ‘RESIDENT 2’ Project 1996 – 1997 (extended 1998-99)

Ouverture-ECOS-Phare ‘RESIDENT 2’ Project