23 Jun 2IMPREZS Project to implement energy saving methods and programme for energy-efficient and nearly zero-energy schools
The European Institute for Innovation (EIfI) has been successful in gaining approval for the project 2IMPREZS within the Interreg North Sea Region Programme (NSR).
Most schools in the North Sea Region were built in more careless times, they have a high and forever more costly energy consumption that is not in line with today’s CO2 reduction emission policies. 2IMPREZS will stimulate change in the current situation by fostering both behavioral and technical efficient energy saving measures in existing schools, reducing energy consumption and thus reducing CO2 emissions. For the first time, this project will tackle the whole spectrum of energy efficiency measures: the behavioral, the technical and the financial approaches instead of focusing on one specific field. Based on active participation and initiatives of school stakeholders (teachers, students, management), as well as on the project partners’ experiences, 2IMPREZS will create a joint energy saving programme through Energy Challenges in schools and an innovative decision making model, developed, tested and validated incorporating cost-effective educational, technical and financial measures. The implementation of the project comprehensive transnational strategy will aim to reach 30% energy savings in 141 schools in the North Sea Region representing an emission reduction of 7320 tonnes of CO2 and transform at least 4 schools to near to zero energy schools.
Chris Ashe, Director of EIfI said “this project builds on work previously conducted in the 4b programme, in particular, build with CaRe and LOWCAP in which I worked on. So, I am very enthusiastic about this project as it has huge potential for scaling after the project is concludes, providing considerable greenhouse gas emission reduction.”
Please also see the 2impresz project site.