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About the project


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.


The Project to implement energy saving methods and programme for energy-efficient and nearly zero-energy schools (2impresz), will stimulate change in the current situation by fostering both behavioural 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 behavioural, 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.


By reaching schools and experts throughout the NSR, 2impresz will be able to collect and share experiences but also develop an energy saving programme compiling measures that are proved efficient in various settings.


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.


Eligible Budget:  3.743.597,-€

ERDF Funding: 1.871.799,-€

Fundingquote: 50%


European Institute for Innovation

Intermunicipal Organisation for the Campine Region, IOK

Intermunicipal association for the development of theMechelen Area and its surroundings, IGEMO

Province of Antwerp, PA

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, SBC

Energy Challenges Foundation, SEC

House of Science, HoS

University of Southern Denmark

The Mads Clausen Institute

SDU Djapo vzw

Thomas More Kempen vzw



Funding Programme

Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme


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