Project objectives and results
Trans-regional development project “Central Baltic cooperation in energy efficiency and feasibility in urban planning - ENEF” (further on “ENEF”) focuses on cooperation and joint problem-solving of energy efficiency matters in Central Baltic region in Estonia (EST), Finland (FIN), Sweden (SWE) and Latvia (LV), managed and coordinated by leading 4 technological universities in the Baltic Sea Region.
ENEF project will:
1. Develop a practical handbook of best practices in EST, FIN, SWE and LV how to increase energy efficiency in buildings also considering other values as architectural and cultural. The buildings to be investigated are publicly used buildings, mainly like schools, universities and libraries, and private residential apartment buildings built in 1960-1980. Examples of best practice from partnering countries and also other European countries will be included.
2. Develop national and joint networks to transfer innovative practices and tools of increasing the energy efficiency of buildings to regional and municipal planners, architects, engineers of construction companies, etc. within and among the participating countries.
3. Exchange and transfer experiences of the use of different computer programs for calculating energy efficiency or analyzing the impact of different architectural or technical solutions in the planning stage on practical level (urban planners, architects, building companies and real-estate owners.
4. Organize an International Conference and exhibition in 2013 to discuss and transfer results from the project.
Expected results of the project
1. A well managed and communicated ENEF project reaching its objectives, without irregularities to the project plan; with smooth and clearly documented reporting to the Interreg IVA programm secretariat.
2. Jointly developed methodology for the activation of the ENEF networks and regional network activity plans (4) developed and accepted by all network partners (additional and cooperation partners of the project) how to raise awareness of the energy efficiency matters and project outputs (linked to WP3, WP4 and WP5);
3. Regional network activities carried out once in 3 months (total of 12 meetings in each region) in form of group interviews, discussion, brain-storms, etc for the development of project activities;
4. Energy efficiency HANDBOOK developed (WP3), edited and translated into Estonian, Finnish, Swedish and Latvian including desciption and photos of selected pilot cases and best praciticies (including marketing and dissemination linked to WP2).
5. Through analysis of best practices common ways how to promote the use of simulation systems in calculating energy efficiency is developed (WP4, linked to WP2 networking);
6. International ENEF exhibition and conference organised in 2013 (WP5) - involving STUDENTS, RESEARCHERS, ARCHITECTS/COMPANIES and CITY PLANNERS from 4 regions through team building, preparation of the models, calculating and using simulations and laboratories and finally – presenting each project at the international exhibition.