Register now: AREA 21 + action will join UBC TALKS about low carbon energy solutions in cities

The webinar "UBC TALKS about low carbon energy solutions in cities" will be held on 15 December 2020. It will put together low carbon energy solutions in cities showcasing examples from the Baltic Sea region. As a part of the webinar, the AREA 21 + action will present interesting case examples developed in the previous and on-going project timeline for energy efficiency. [...]

AREA 21 + action is picking up speed!

The Extension Stage of AREA 21, AREA 21 + action, has officially started on 01 October 2020. Area 21 + Action will strengthen cooperative energy planning at the local level based on the concept of "Energy Improvement Districts" developed in AREA 21. A good news is that the Subsidy Contract has been signed with the programme authorities and the preparation of the partnership agreement is in progress. To get the ball rolling, AREA 21 + action has organized a [...]

What is an Energy Improvement District? Watch with us!

We have released a new video on what an Energy Improvement District is and why it is important at a city or region level. The video illustrates the three main phases (planning, implementation and execution) associated in realizing the EIDs and the involvement of various stakeholders at various phases in achieving energy efficiency. To know more about the whys and the hows of the EID concept, watch our new video: [...]

Follow-up project approved: “AREA 21” becomes “AREA 21 + action” to capitalise and institutionalise results

While AREA 21 ends on 31 September, we are proud to announce that the work in the Energy Improvement Districts will continue. With AREA 21 + action, a one-year follow-up project has been approved, starting from 01 October. The main aims of the new project are to capitalise AREA 21 results and to institutionalise the [...]

Solution for oil-based building heating systems in Tampere under AREA 21

The pilot area Härmälä in Tampere, Finland, that is contributing to fulfill the city-wide vision to become carbon neutral by 2030. The team has developed an operating model for the replacement of oil-based heating systems in residential buildings. This will not only reduce oil consumption, but also have a significant impact on the overall greenhouse gas emissions in the city [...]

Save the date: Energy District Webinars and Resources - Tools and guidance for integrated district-level energy planning

AREA 21 invites you to learn more about its main results! Save the date for three webinars in September. We will learn and discuss about collaborative district level energy planning, related policy barriers and perspectives and how ICT tools can support this process. We are looking forward to seeing you on the following dates: [...]

AREA 21 on course to finalize three years' worth of work – new publications available

As the project approaches its final phase, we are excited to share further results and three publications which have been published, all dealing with issues related to Energy Improvement Districts (EID): Policy Recommendations, a Guide to the Energy Improvement District Concept and a Guide to Energy Planning and Management Tools. It is a collection of the key lessons learnt from intensive [...]

Adoption of the Integrated Climate Protection Concept for the Wandsbek District

In Hamburg's Wandsbek borough, the municipal climate plan has been approved just now. The endeavour started in 2017 with an initial study to survey climate protection potentials and identify relevant climate actors. After a three-year process, the Integrated Climate Protection Concept for Wandsbek is [...]
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“EcoGen Cup”: Incentivising end-users in the St Petersburg Energy Improvement District

At the campus of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, one of our seven EIDs, a live session of the “EcoGen Cup” competition gathered 37 students in ten teams competing for the best energy efficiency solutions for the EID. The groups analysed the EID’s energy consumption status quo and developed […]