In central Europe large parts of the existing building stock were built before 1970 and as a result, performance is not in line with required energy efficiency standards. Renovation of buildings emerges as an urgent issue but while incentives are provided to private investors, public building renovation is more difficult as local authorities face significant limitations of budget. Another barrier is the lack of knowledge of performance/cost characteristics for efficient renovation of buildings.
The FEEDSCHOOLS project aims to provide local authorities with new solutions, both technical and financial, which will help them to implement ‘nearly Zero Energy Building’ (NZEB) renovation activities in schools. The innovative approach consists in developing a transnational and holistic support toolkit and a web database of innovative best practices for NZEB renovation. FEEDSCHOOLS will also provide open lessons focused on behavioural change in schools. At least 48 energy audits will be implemented and preliminary plans for NZEB renovation of existing schools will become a reference models for the region.
Since 12th March all schools are closed in Poland to stem the spread of COVID-19. Teachers and students had to switch to e-education, employing new methods of teaching and learning in an extremely short time. Teachers use apps like Microsoft Teams, electronic grade books, and even Discord and Facebook Messenger to provide learning materials to their students. Those children who do not have access to technology are reached by phone or are provided with paperwork. Schools will be closed at least till April 14th.
01 september 2017
31 august 2020
Project FEEDSCHOOLS has 11 partners from 7 Central European countries
ENEA is one of the largest scientific and technological state-owned Italian institutions with a specific mission in applied research activities, technology transfer and dissemination of innovation.
Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia is a Polish non-profit private research organisation active in the field of interdisciplinary research, employing over 200 experts in the field of social sciences and engineering. Pro-Akademia's main field of expertise is sustainable energy and energy efficiency.
Local Energy Agency Spodnje Podravje is energy manager for the Spodnje Podravje municipalities. Its aim is to enhance the development of sustainable energy in the Spodnje Podravje region through the realization of projects, studies, documents.
City of Warsaw is the capital and the largest city of Poland. Warsaw has a population of 1.7 million, around 3 million live within the agglomeration. Warsaw has signed the Covenant of Mayors in 2009 and submitted SEAP in 2011, where it has committed to the target of 20% reduction of CO2 emissions and 20% reduction of final energy use by 2020 compared to 2007.
The city of Split is a local government organization responsible for managing economic development, communal, social and transport infrastructure and implement various political, social and development policies. It has 19 departments employing 455 persons with annual budget of approximately 100 million euros.
The essential task of Graz Energy Agency is to promote energy efficiency and renewable energies with a special emphasis on innovative energy service models, like Energy Performance Contracting. GEA is the main institution for implementing municipal energy policies of the City of Graz and cooperates with cities all over Austria.
Based in Prague, Czech Republic is one of the leading consultancy companies providing assistance mainly in the field of energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental issues, including Energy Performance Contracting consultancy (EPC). Enviros is active in the Czech Republic, Central and Eastern Europe, but also in other parts of the world.
Zala County Foundation for Enterprise Promotion (ZMVA), established by the Zala County Government, is a non-profit organization promoting economic development of Zala County, improvement of the national and international economic relations and supporting the establishment and growth of SMEs.
City of Udine, located in the middle of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, with population over 99 thousand, in the last years has been a forerunner on sustainability issues, committed to implementation of retrofit actions on its own buildings and improvement of local regulations with energy efficiency and sustainability aspects.
The Community of Slovenska Bistrica is situated in the north-eastern Slovenia and is one of the biggest communities in Slovenia with area 260,1 km2 and over 25.000 inhabitants. Local energy plans aim at decreasing energy consumption in public buildings of 20% till 2020, and acceleration of renewables (RES) at local level.
HEP ESCO is a part of the HEP Group, the biggest national utility, owned by the government, and it is an energy service-providing company implementing ESCO projects. HEP ESCO is also active in development and research and in non-profit based projects developing innovative energy services, energy efficiency measures as well as contracting and financing.