Report D4.1 published: Heating-Matrices show recommended RES Heating Technologies fitting to various Building Types & Qualities

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. 

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Inventories of the mind-sets and needs of all relevant stakeholders in the target regions – Report D3.1

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.

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REPLACE drives sustainable heating and cooling forward – practice-tools near completion

REPLACE consortium meeting 16 September 2020

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: 

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First Local Working Group meeting in Sarajevo Canton

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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Survey in Sarajevo Canton

We all know how demanding data collection is. But when you have great partners to work with, the process becomes much easier! And LED bulbs can help, too.

ENOVA’s great partner, the Municipality of Ilijaš, helped us gather valuable data in June – what are the mind-sets and opinions of citizens when we talk about replacing their old heating systems with a new one or with renewable energy sources! Based on the collected data, we will conduct information campaigns to define policies and actions to replace and to improve the lives of citizens through the three-year project #REPLACE, which is funded by the HORIZON2020 program.

As a small sign of gratitude, all participants in the survey received LED light bulbs A ++, which contributes to the promotion of the use of energy efficient appliances in households in Sarajevo Canton.

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Local Working Groups – Set Up started in REPLACE regions

Local Working Group Set Up Penzberg

Local Working Groups play a central role in the REPLACE project. They help to prepare the ground for regional replacement campaigns towards efficient heating and cooling, and they steer the direction of replacement activities. In order to reach that goal, the Local Working Groups connect all key actors in each REPLACE region.

In the 10 REPLACE regions from Western over Central to Southeastern Europe, the set up of Local Working Groups has started in the first half of 2020. Participants invited come from national authorities, local or regional governments, self-government units, consumer associations, developers, energy utilities, and professional associations e.g. of craftsmen, entrepreneurs or energy controllers.

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Report D2.4 published: Exchange of experience with previous replacement campaigns and their embedding in policy programms, SWOT of facilitating policy measures

Report D2.4 shows an in-depth overview of the work that has already been done on national and local level in order to replace inefficient heating and cooling systems. It includes 22 campaigns for the promotion of heating and cooling equipment that took place inside the REPLACE regions, plus five more campaigns that occurred outside the target regions.

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