This publications offers insight on methods on “how to improve humus balances in organic arable farms with low livestock numbers” and gives a short summary of the field trip in general.

Products from the paludiculture exhibition

Peatland Farming to Mitigate Climate Change

This paper examines the literature for the effectiveness of the introduction of a separate Emissions Trading System for the buildings and road transport sectors (ETS2) and a Social Climate Fund (SCF) to mitigate its potential negative impact on households by the European Union.

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in Revitalisation Areas – Toolkit

EDINA – Improving Energy Efficiency in Revitalisation

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Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in Revitalisation Areas – Toolkit

by Emilia Grotowska, „EDINA – Energy-efficient development of special revitalisation zones and urban areas”

The publication entitled “Improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in revitalisations areas – Toolkit” contains – among others, information on improving energy efficiency in revitalization areas  and methods of comprehensive improvement of energy efficiency by improving the technical performance of buildings in the investment processes. The toolkit is dedicated to city/municipal offices with municipal revitalization programs or other subsidy programs supporting the renovation of private buildings, property owners/managers, housing communities/cooperatives, social housing association, NGOs or other interested parties.


We would like to share with you our latest publication “Improving the Energy Efficiency of Residential Buildings in Revitalisation Areas – Toolkit” – it is published and can be downloaded from the EDINA project website.

The publication contains – among others, information on improving energy efficiency in revitalization areas and methods of comprehensive improvement of energy efficiency by improving the technical performance of buildings in the investment processes. The toolkit is dedicated to city/municipal offices with municipal revitalization programs or other subsidy programs supporting the renovation of private buildings, property owners/managers, housing communities/cooperatives, social housing association, NGOs, or other interested parties.

The toolkit is the result of a two-year project entitled: “EDINA -Energy efficient development of Special Revitalisation Zones and urban areas ”.  The leader of the project is The Polish Institute for Urban and Regional Development, while the partners are: the Energy Conservation Foundation and the Initiative Wohnungswirtschaft Osteuropa  (IWO e.V.).

The videos summarising the EDINA project are available here: https://edina.irmir.pl/improving-energy-efficiency-of-buildings-in-revitalization-areas-films/

Within the project duration a series of webinars under “Revitalization Academy” was organized. Webinars were recorded and those in English were covering the topics ( link available under the title):

We invite you to check out the webinars and other materials that were developed under the EDINA project https://edina.irmir.pl/en/

We hope those would be useful and help us all to improve energy efficiency in Europe.

City of Lodz

Revitalisation Zone in Lodz, Poland; © City of Lodz


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UPGREAT: Aspects affecting the performance gap in energy renovations of public school buildings

UPGREAT – Training Tool for Efficient Schools

The UPGREAT project works to upgrade professionals’ skills for deep renovations which are needed to sustainably transform the buildings sector to fulfil high energy and low carbon emissions standards. The article is about the aspects affecting the performance difference between the proposed solutions and the actual results of energy renovation of public school buildings.

This report by REScoop.eu, the implementing organization of the EUKI project EUCENA, aims to understand the status quo of gender relations and the integration of women and men in energy communities. It also proposes strategies for mainstreaming gender in policy and practice.

Green(ing) H2: EU Workshop

Green(ing) H2

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Green(ing) H2: EU Workshop

by Green(ing) H2 Team

Accelerating the development of the European hydrogen market plays a crucial role in achieving energy resilience and climate neutrality. Despite the blueprint outlined, there are still many challenges and concerns which need to be addressed, to ensure the hydrogen strategy is designed and played out with a focus on sustainability. Hence, and building up on the series of national workshops organised in each consortium’s country, the partnering organisations of the Green(ing) H2 have launched an European level workshop. It aimed to discuss the Hydrogen Accelerator Plan, outlined by the European Commission in the RePowerEU Plan, and cross-check whether it fits with member states’ perspectives and plans by focussing on the consortium countries’ cases: Germany, Poland and Portugal.


EU WORKSHOP – Member States’ Perspective on the EU Hydrogen Accelerator 

14 July 22 | Agenda

#registered: 110
#attendees: 58
#panellists: 5

EUKI funded project Green(ing) H2 hosted an outstanding panel of speakers to address different Member States’ Perspective on the EU Hydrogen Accelerator.

Our panellists Esther Bollendorff, Ewa Mazur, Jeannette Uhlig, Henning Ehrenstein and Sofia G. Simões provided an insightful perspective on the German, Polish and Portuguese strategies for the hydrogen economy and how it contrasts and aligns with the Hydrogen Accelerator Plan outlined by the European Commission in the RePowerEU Plan.

Here is a selection of key insights that we gathered:

  • The starting points of EU member states (regarding the geographic situation, energy mix, infrastructural preconditions, degree of industrialization, etc.) departing towards the EU green hydrogen market is very heterogeneous, which has resulted in different hydrogen priorities and strategies. The currently drafted EU regulatory framework needs to reflect these differences but also manage to bring member states’ strategies closer together.
  • Among the main barriers to a faster and more successful scale-up of green hydrogen production and creation of infrastructure (pipelines and electrolyser), missing additional renewable energy capacities, slow permitting procedures and lack of skilled workforce were mentioned.
  • Finalising the definition of green hydrogen seems tricky but has been identified to be key in order to provide a clear set of rules and the investment security needed to build up a robust European green hydrogen market. 


Project

Green(ing) H2

EUKI funded project that partners 3 European NGOs – Instrat Foundation (Poland), Germanwatch (Germany) and ZERO (Portugal) focused on engaging civil society in the process of making European hydrogen infrastructure green, fair, and sustainable.


© Green(ing) H2 EU Workshop: Member States’ Perspective on the EU Hydrogen Accelerator

Germanwatch, Instrat Foundation and ZERO would like to thank all panellists for their contributions to the discussion and all attendees for their valuable questions.

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Green(ing) H2: National Workshops

Green(ing) H2

Green(ing) H2 is a European Climate Initiative (EUKI) funded project that partners 3 European NGOs – Instrat Foundation (Poland), Germanwatch (Germany) and ZERO (Portugal) focused on promoting green Hydrogen to achieve climate neutrality by engaging civil society to make Europe’s H2 infrastructure green, fair and sustainable.

Identifying the gaps and barriers in deep energy renovation of school buildings through UPGREAT

UPGREAT – Training Tool for Efficient Schools

The UPGREAT project works to upgrade professionals’ skills for deep renovations which are needed to sustainably transform the buildings sector to fulfil high energy and low carbon emissions standards.

This toolkit provides guidance on how to make public spaces appealing where pedestrians and public transport take precedence. It also covers the improvement of energy efficiency in revitalisation areas and shows how the technical performance of buildings can already be taken into account in the investment process.