Climate friendly heating and cooling in the Bavarian Oberland – REPLACE campaigns in the region 2021/22

Eight campaigns on climate-friendly heating and cooling are being implemented in the Bavarian Oberland. Selected in close cooperation with the REPLACE local working group, they are intended to inform end consumers, professionals and investors, and motivate them to realise the heat turnaround.

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REPLACE campaigns in Austria

The Austrian Energy Agency (AEA) is currently in the intensive preparation of the All-round Carefree Package (ACRP) for oil and gas boiler replacements for the target region of Salzburg. In recent months, there has been an intensive exchange with the energy department of the province of Salzburg and the Ministry for Climate Protection, which has enabled the AEA to clarify the framework conditions and also to set up the financing for this new offer.

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Training seminar for intermediaries and investors in North Macedonia

The training seminar for intermediaries and investors was organized online using the ZOOM platform on 21.09.2021 with a duration of two hours.

The training aims at providing professional intermediaries with in-depth knowledge of the renewable heating and cooling systems options available on the market today, with the objective of making them well-trained facilitators of replacements and of enabling them to measure and communicate expected energy and financial savings and wider societal benefits of H&C replacements.

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Renovation of heating and buildings’ conference – Energy Summit, Bulgaria 2021

From 21st to 25th June 2021, an online conference entitled “Renovation of heating and buildings with a look to the future” was organized by BSERC and Za Zemiata – Friends of the Earth Bulgaria. The 5-day event was dedicated to sustainable domestic heating and renovation in Central and South-Eastern Europe and focused on the solutions that provide reliable, comfortable and affordable heating for all, and ensure cleaner air and a climate safe future. 

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Heating replacement campaign in Rhodope region, Bulgaria

Two fairs to promote heating replacement and sustainable construction were jointly organized by BSERC and EnEffect. The first one took place in the town of Pazardzhik from 2nd to 4th September and the second one – in the town of Smolyan on 23rd and 24th September. The fairs featured both open-space exhibitions and indoor events. The visitors of the open stands received free advice by the representatives of REPLACE and learned about concrete sustainable heating and construction solutions from the exhibiting companies and public bodies.

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Capacity building for investors and intermediaries – REPLACE training seminars

Why should intermediaries and investors chose and promote renewable heating and cooling (RHC) systems? What is the strategic and legal framework of replacements? What technologies are available on the market? And what are the basic rules that need to be observed when planning (R)HC projects? 

REPLACE conducts training seminars for intermediaries and investors in order to strengthen their capacities and transfer knowledge from experienced professionals to less experienced professionals. The direct involvement and commitment of intermediaries and investors is key to achieve large-scale climate-friendly replacements.

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Be the Change, Take the Challenge

In the Sarajevo Canton, an active campaign has been launched to replace old and inefficient heating systems with new, greener alternatives.

The first info stand was set up in the premises of the Center for Energy, Environment, and Resources – CENER 21, where all interested visitors had the opportunity to hear and read more about the project, replacement campaign, and renewable heating system options available in the region, through info sheets and consulting with members of our project team.

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The beginning of the campaign for replacement of inefficient heating systems

How does highly efficient heating with a stable cost price sound to you?

We are happy to announce the beginning of activities that will inspire and motivate consumers to replace inefficient heating systems in the Sarajevo Canton! Together with the other 9 European regions, Sarajevo Canton is becoming an important actor in the process of decarbonisation, which will help us to give our children a clean and safe environment!

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REPLACE campaigns in Spain 2021

In the Castilla y León region, the REPLACE partners EREN and Escan have organised several meetings with the Local Working Group (LWG) in order to invite the members to get involved in the activities of the REPLACE Campaign, and to receive their advice on how to organize and perform it.

The members are mainly companies that supply and install domestic biomass boilers, also companies that promote biomass-fed district heating installations, local Energy Agencies and Renewable Energy Services, building administrator and consumer Associations. 

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