From Estonia till Croatia: Intelligent Energy Saving Measures for Municipal housing in Central and Eastern European Countries
The BEF group has started a new international project in October 2008. The project is called INTENSE and aims at transferring intelligent energy saving measures for municipal housing from “old” EU Member States to “new” Member States, Accession and Candidate countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The project is built on a holistic approach for planning of energy-optimized housing. INTENSE is implemented in 12 countries by 28 partners representing multiplier organizations, municipalities and project experts.
The project comprises an analysis of legal preconditions, experience exchange on best practice examples, development and implementation of training programmes, pilot planning activities at partner municipalities, and public awareness raising. Increased capacities of local authorities will be an investment to the future for influencing new housing development at legislative, technical and planning level as well as guiding consumer behaviour towards efficient energy use. Experiences and lessons learned within the project will be further disseminated across Europe.
BEF Estonia will focus its work in the INTENSE project in cooperation with German experts on enhanced development of knowledge and skills of different stakeholders in the building process (planners, architects, engineers, craftsmen, municipal advisors) by carefully assessed training needs of different stakeholder groups and elaborated set of training programmes and materials fitting especially for Central and Eastern European conditions.
Link to the project homepage - www.intense-energy.eu
Project lead party
Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia
Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia, Lithuania, Germany
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia and Head Quarter
Sofia Energy Agency SOFENA (Bulgaria)
Energie- und Umweltzentrum am Deister e.u.[z.] (Germany)
Local Action Group Moravian Karst (Czech Republic)
Municipalities: Saku (Estonia), Cēsis (Latvia), Rīga (Latvia), Elektrėnai (Lithuania), Münster (Germany), Frankfurt (Germany), Ożarów (Poland), Ružomberok (Slovakia), Ptuj (Slovenia), Koprivnica (Croatia), Samobor (Croatia), Veszprém (Hungary), Băile Tuşnad (Romania), Sapareva Banya (Bulgaria)
There have been made educating videos during the project and you can find videos from next page:
In Estonia: http://www.youtube.com/user/EstoniaBEF
In other languages: http://www.youtube.com/user/befgermany
On 19th September 2011 took place public event "Placing the corner stone for Nõlvaku kinderkarten" in Laagri. Here is event summary in English.
For furhter information please contact the BEF Estonia project coordinator:
Phone: +372 6597 027
This project is funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme and Estonian actions co-funded by Estonian Environmental Investment Center.