ENPOR: Actions to Mitigate Energy Poverty in the Private Rented Sector

Energy poverty is a well-known problem in many European countries. Many people are unable to pay their energy bills because energy costs are rising and energy savings are being achieved only slowly. Despite various policy measures to combat energy poverty directly or indirectly, the number of European residents with energy poverty in the private rental sector is
increasing. This sector is also characterized by the fact that it is very difficult to identify tenants with energy poverty and to reach them with the right means.


ENPOR aims to provide more insight into the problem of energy poverty in
the private rental sector, as well as to investigate which support measures
work best in this sector and to implement them immediately.

ENPOR uses ten existing tools and policy measures from seven different
European countries, which are shared, adapted and implemented in the
private rental sector. For the Netherlands, we are investigating how the
Energiebox can be adapted and distributed to tenants in the private sector
in order to achieve energy savings.



  • Design of the policies for energy poverty in the private rented sector.
    Support the design of policies tailored to the specific needs of energy poor
    households of the private rentes sector;
  • Support the implementation of the policies on energy poverty in the
    private rented sector. Adapt and implement the policies and enhance their
    interactions or reduce overlaps or conflicts with EU or national policies;
  • Monitoring of the policies’ implementation and impacts. Monitor the
    outcomes of the policies and the stakeholder engagement activities.


01 September 2020 - 31 August 2023


In the Dutch situation, we are working for the evaluation and
redevelopment of the Energybox for this specific target group with co-
design methods in REACT groups: focus groups with representatives of all
different stakeholders involved in energy poverty in the private rental
sector in the Netherlands.


Grant agreement ID: 889385

Extra documents

HU researchers involved in the research

Collaboration with knowledge partners

The ENPOR project is supported by a consortium of partners from
Belgium, United Kingdom, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Estonia, Austria
and Germany. Partners:

  • Institute for European Energy and Climate
    Policy Stichting IEECP NL
  • Climate Alliance CA BE
  • University of Manchester UoM UK 
  • University of Piraeus Research Center UPRC GR 
  • Society for Sustainable Development Design  DOOR HR
  • Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving CRES GR
  • Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and
    Sustainable Economic Development ENEA IT
  • Tartu Regional Energy Agency TREA EE 
  • Austrian Energy Agency AEA AT
  • Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
    WI DE
  • International Union of Property Owners UIPI BE



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