The third REPLACE consortium meeting was held on 9th and 10th of December 2020. Planned for Zagreb, the consortium again met online, presenting and discussing the REPLACE products that come into gear in 2021 such as the Heating System Calculator, practice-oriented handbooks for consumers, intermediaries and investors as well as real life best practice examples from 9 countries.
The third meeting of REPLACE’s KAGoP Local Working Group was organised on 22 December by SDEWES Skopje via ZOOM platform. The meeting was held in order to validate the draft Action plan for the replace campaigns that should be conducted in our target region. In total 10 participants from the municipalities of Karposh, Aerodrom, Gjorce Petrov, as well as representatives from the organizations CeProSARD, Habitat and ZLEK contributed in this third meeting.
The heating matrices in Report D4.1 provide an initial overview of which heating system based on renewable (non-fossil) energy sources or district heat is most suitable for a building. The matrices presented were adapted regionally with regard to structural and environmental conditions, building standards and economic viability.
How do end-consumers, intermediaries and investors perceive renewable heating and cooling? What information sources do they use? And what barriers, challenges and needs do they view in respect to replacing inefficient systems with sustainable ones? Numerous interviews have been conducted in all partner regions. The respective Report D3.1 provides insight in the mind-sets and needs of stakeholders and forms a basis for the REPLACE campaigns.
On 20th of November 2020, the second meeting of the Local Working Group (LWG) in the Bavarian Oberland took place online. 16 participants discussed how to bring forward a heat transition in the region.
The second meeting of REPLACE’s KAGoP Local Working Group (LWG) was organised on 20 November by SDEWES Skopje. An online ZOOM meeting was held in order to share past and upcoming activities of the REPLACE project and to decide on which are the most relevant campaigns that should be conducted in our target region.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the physical kick-off meeting of the Local Working Group (LWG) in Austria had to be postponed from March, to May, to July and was finally held on 6th July 2020 in Salzburg. A total of 25 persons attended the meeting with the aim of supporting the phase-out activities of the REPLACE project.
Although COVID-19 turns meetings difficult, especially on international level, the REPLACE project advances constantly. An online consortium-meeting on the 16th of September 2020 has confirmed: A number of practice-oriented tools shall be ready in the near future to support end-consumers, intermediaries and investors in their replacement actions:
The first meeting of the REPLACE Local Working Group for Sarajevo Canton was held end of June aiming to make heating and cooling in households for European consumers efficient, economically resilient, clean and climate-friendly. The project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
The meeting was attended by the key stakeholder portfolio including representatives of the cantonal ministry, local governments, academia, public utility companies and installers/salers and suppliers of heating and cooling systems in the Sarajevo Canton.
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