Social Green Deal for Europe

We want to emphasise that public, cooperative and social housing providers deliver homes.

A home implies:

  • Sense of community and neighbourhood.

  • Place ownership and pride.

  • Security, wellbeing and satisfaction.

For a successful transition we need citizens to come on board and the neighbourhood level is the level from which people derive their identity.

This is exactly the level where we, as public, cooperative and social  housing providers, should interact with our tenants.


The neighbourhood level is what makes a house a home.


We need to renovate district by district not house by house.

Wim Hazeu,

CEO Wonen Limburg

Public, Cooperative and Social Housing are leading the Just Energy Transition


Social housing promotes the decarbonization of the energy system and the built environment by investing in renewable energy - in particular through self-consumption mechanisms and the setting up of energy cooperatives.


Social housing already drives
renovation efforts.
 Between 2001 and 2017 housing providers have replaced three quarters of oil-based heating systems with district heating or other more sustainable energy sources.


Social housing takes a neighbourhood approach 

to problem solving, in particular by focusing on district level Co2 emissions and the promotion of net zero emission neighborhoods.

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