The NEEM Hub Consortium Members

 

The consortium behind the project is comprised of highly specialised experts from a range of fields involved in the promotion of energy renovations, finance and economics.


The solutions developed by the consortium will be tested as Minimum-Viable-Products within two of the largest Financial Institutions in the Nordics covering some 25% of all mortgage assets in the Nordics market, Nordea and Swedbank, and Hemma, a Swedish green fintech mortgage lender. This ensures that the developed measures and solutions will be implemented and tested in real consumer settings.

As consortium leaders, Copenhagen Economics are proud to direct such a distinguished team to address the issue of scaling up lending to energy renovations in the Nordics.


Our expertise within climate and energy market economics will help in the creation of targeted tools for identifying customers in need of energy renovations, and our proven abilities in financial economics will ensure a smooth financial value chain, including proper risk management, to deliver green loans to end-customers.


We look forward to a rewarding collaboration and to making a tangible contribution to the sus-tainability of civil society.

As part of the largest financial group in the Nordic countries, Nordea will test solutions from the Hub to ensure their robustness in the real world. This involves capturing feedback from Nordea customers to ensure the measures are effective and see where we can improve and scale the process.


Nordea will also share their expertise within Sustainability with the Hub to increase the overall knowledge about barriers and facilitate finding solutions that effectively address these barriers.


The solutions that the hub arrive at will be disseminated through Nordea's large network to assist the hub in capturing valuable feedback.

With some 7.25 million retail customers and 544,000 corporate customers Swedbank is well placed to offer support and advise people on how to invest in being more energy efficient, both now and in the future. 


Swedbank will aid in enabling people access sustainable mortgages and housing by communicating with Swedbank customers on the solutions they help to identify as part of the NEEM Hub.


An active partner in making the Nordic region a world-leader for energy efficient solutions regarding real estate and buildings, Swedbank will connect with other important specialist stakeholders on behalf of the Hub.

Hemma was founded on the idea of ​​creating financial incentives for households to make big, impactful investments in climate-smart living and wants to ensure that there are clear economic incentives for households to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy.


Hemma will support the Hub's activities in facilitate green lending to private individuals and provide focus on how to drive investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.


Hemma will also help to deliver the processes and data to assess projects and report on energy savings post-installation.

iNudgeyou are specialised in applied behavioural research. With the primary purpose of developing and communicate evidence-based strategies with pro-social purposes, iNudgeyou we have conducted reports for OECD, the World Bank and the European Commission. Their experience includes a wide range of experiments and projects, all with a common component: to investigate and develop strategies for pro-social behaviour initiatives.


As part of the NEEM Hub consortium, iNudgeyou will map the key behavioural processes in scenarios where renovating is an option while at the same time identifying and analysing the behavioural barriers for renovations and actively seeking solution on how to overcome them.


The overarching aim of the EMF is to ensure a sustainable housing environment for European Union (EU) citizens. To this end, they are the key talking partner of the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, the European Banking Authority, the European Central Bank and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on all mortgage industry-related questions.


Their role in the NEEM Hub is to provide broad expertise in energy efficiency mortgages and engage in open dialogue with EU policymakers on sustainable finance. in additions to this, the EMF will assist in promoting the consortium's findings and help mobilise capital markets in the Nordics.


They will also implement ESG best practices in the Nordic financial sector to support the EU Green Deal and Renovation Wave Strategy.

The overall objective of the GDFA is to leverage digital technologies & innovations to enhance financing for sustainable development. In order to achieve this objective, the Alliance focuses on driving change by improving the knowledge-base through research and analysis of leading sustainable digital finance practice and potential and creating a network of fintechs, financial players, policy makers and other stakeholders that collaborate and promote sustainable digital finance practices at national and international levels.


The GDFA supports action at the country level to pilot innovative approaches and take successes to scale and their role in the NEEM Hub will be to provide detailed data mapping of the foundations available for remote screening, assist in the development of a plan to retrofit real-estate, design prototype algorithms for testing by the banks and use their knowledge of digital technology to advance the concept of sustainable finance amongst consumers.

DTU Compute does scientific research within applied mathematics and computer science and is a frontier within the area. At Section for Dynamical Systems, research on data-driven modelling techniques has been applied to support the green energy transition for several years. This includes techniques for energy forecasting, system control, operational optimisation, and systems identification.

 

In NEEM, DTU Compute will—in close collaboration with the data provider Center Denmark—utilise modelling techniques to map the energy efficiency of banks building portfolios’ while separating building-, occupants-, and weather-related effects. This will allow the consortium to give house owners more specific recommendations on whether an energy renovation is needed – and if yes, which concrete renovations (i.e. better insulation) is needed.

Center Denmark will act as a in-kind contributor to GDFA in the NEEM project. Center Denmark hosts, manages and maintains a data lake whic is available in Denmark and contains energy and building data on 400.000 households. This data-lake harvests data across the energy sector from water utilities, district heating and electricity companies, among others, and is made available in combination with building parameter data, energy label data and localized weather data.


Center Denmark will contribute to the NEEM Hub by providing data and  working to further identify and develop data gathering/structure and API’s in the Nordics in the NEEM project. The data provided by Center Denmark will be used to test the solutions developed by the consortium.