On 16.10.2020, we signed a contract for the project entitled „EDINA – Energy-efficient development of special revitalisation zones and urban areas” with the German Society for International Cooperation as part of the competition implemented by the European Climate Initiative – EUKI.
This project was carried out by the Institute of Urban and Regional Development together with two partners: Energy Conservation Foundation (FPE) and Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO e.V.)
From the outset, the project involved the sequential holding of information meetings, workshops, and pilot training courses to support efficiency improvements in private buildings in Special Revitalisation Zones. As a result of these activities, a variety of so-called guideline tools were developed, including a study entitled „Improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings in revitalisation areas – Toolkit”, training materials, including audiovisual (podcasts), and guides on the use of municipal subsidies for energy improvements in buildings in Special Revitalisation Zones. The project also developed an energy efficiency calculator, based on the financial efficiency calculator, which is a product of the pilot project on revitalisation in Walbrzych. Both the Toolkit and the energy efficiency calculator are now available on our project website edina.irmir.pl/en/ under the Toolkit tab.
The methods and products developed will then be disseminated to private and public entities in Poland as well as Lithuania, Latvia, and Hungary. The project will contribute to increasing the competence of recipients to use appropriate tools to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in the private sector, including buildings with complex ownership.
The project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). The EUKI is a project funding instrument of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. The overarching objective of the EUKI is to promote climate cooperation within the European Union to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.