Using ecological construction materials in new, energy efficient buildings in the Baltic States
Project duration: 08/2009 – 06/2011
Project background and objectives
This project is a next step of the Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF) Group for fostering the development of energy saving and environmentally sound construction of buildings in the Baltic States.
The overall project goal is to enforce the application of ecologically sound construction, insulation and finishing materials in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania through: 1) information gathering and demonstration; 2) training stakeholders; 3) educating consumers and last but not least 4) strengthening local capacities of experts among the BEF network with regard to the previous mentioned topics.
· Background information research, expert meetings
· Demonstration of how to build a building with high ecological and energy efficient standards (data modelling, assessment of results)
Results of modelling of buildings using conventional and ecological construction materials are available here
There is made a data base, what contains various useful information relation to application of ecological construction materials and energy efficient houses (newly built and retrofitted) in three Baltic States and Germany. Database: http://wiki.befgroup.net
· Preparation of publication for general public
Experts summarized information about available publications and articles about ecological construction materials in Baltic States and Germany. The summary is available here
· Elaboration of training manual and training of Baltic experts
The overview on available trainings, courses and seminars for different stakeholders on application of ecological materials, building energy efficiency and sustainable technologies in the three Baltic States is available here