The short story for raising kids' awareness on energy efficiency - Humphrey's Adventures in the Green Nursery - is available. Click on the news to download it.
GOAL: the economic situation is forcing public authorities to limit Energy Efficiency investments in buildings and, as in Central Europe there is a lack of uniformity in approaches and capacities to adopt Energy Efficiency solutions, our goal is to encourage Public Administrations to improve Energy Efficicency in their buildings also by involving users in energy management.
METHODOLOGY: TOGETHER aims at changing the existing atomistic vision into a holistic vision of the buildings as a whole of functions and relationships between physical space, technological devices and users’ needs-behaviour. TOGETHER goes beyond isolated technical interventions by integrating them with financial/contracting and Demand Side Management tools such as the EPIC model (Energy Performance integrated Contract), which is based on technological devices and a behaviour-based component and a Building Alliance concept among buildings managers, owners and users.
APPROACH: the Project Partners aim at setting up a capacity building platform where the Partners share experiences, competences and knowledge at different levels and find tools and guidance, implementing a transnational horizontal approach. Different administrative levels, from the local to the national one, are present as Associated Partners: 22 local communities that observe/test practically the knowledge and tools, 3 Associations of Local Authorities, 2 Regions, 1 National Fund and 2 Ministries that receive the project Transnational Strategy.
This Strategy aims at stimulating the political buy-in to Energy Efficiency integrated measures both on the supply and demand side when policy makers plan policies, programmes and investments in public buildings.
OUTPUTS: an Interdisciplinary Transnational Training Model; a Training of Trainers and 8 local Interdisciplinary Trainings, targeting about 150 owners/managers/decision makers; an Integrated Transnational Toolkit combining technical, financial and Demand Side Management tools; pilot actions involving 85 buildings audited and equipped with smart metering systems for a total of 8 pilot investments; a Transnational Strategy on how to increase Energy Efficiency in buildings through integrated tools, which is translated at partners’ level into a Policy Package that includes a Reinvestment Action Plan, aimed at triggering further investments.
BENEFICIARIES: 8 Partners and 30 Associated Partners will benefit directly from these outputs in different ways and Central Europe citizens will take advantage of savings generated by more skilled PAs able to secure funds and low cost measures for Energy Efficiency. TOGETHER offers a transnational capacity building platform, where partners with different levels of knowledge can strengthen their competences together, reducing their disparities, and promote actions on both the supply and demand side when planning Energy Efficiency in public buildings.
The Province of Treviso is ogranizing a junior competition for the Italian primary and lower secondary schools participating in the project. The schools that have achieved the best energy saving results will be awarded a prize. Click here to download all the information (in ITA).
The experience of the project partners teaming up and joining forces to achieve a common goal all together is told through the metaphor of a climbing, where participants help one another to overcome difficulties and reach the summit of a mountain. Click on the news to read the story.
It is possible to check the consumption trend in this first month of project TOGETHER testing in 8 upper secondary schools in the Province of Treviso. Clicking on this news you can see the ranking resulting from the comparison of the period between the 1st September and the 2nd May of the years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
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The TOGETHER library is an open platform where you can find many interesting guidebooks, presentations, on-line tools and case studies that will help you improve the energy features of your building(s) and involve building managers and users in energy saving activities. The resources have been categorized into 4 main topics: technical, financial, DSM and other relevant aspects related to the overall topic of energy consumption optimisation.
In case you are interested in having your contents published, we invite you to write to the following addresses:
The PLANET DEFENDERS INTERACTIVE E-BOOK IS READY!
This e-book called „Planet defenders“ is designed and constructed within TOGETHER project, a European project with a goal of raising awareness on importance of environment protection and rational energy management.
While researching energy points throughout the city map, you are introduced with all the topics important for protecting our planet Earth from negative impacts of climate changes. Even though each one of us as individuals is small on this planet, together we can make a difference. There is a „A waterfall flows, and flows, and flows; / What does my little drop mean to it? Look, a rainbow appears in the water, / And it shines, and trembles in thousand colours. My little drop helps to create / That dream in the waterfall and makes it shine.“
Play it and improve your energy efficient behaviour!
This section contains a selection of the most relevant project documents in English. For the national versions of these documents and more in depth material about these issues, please check the specific sections of the website.
This section contains the communication tools developed within the project TOGETHER. The tools are available for free to everyone. They aim to instill proper behaviour in public buildings users. We invite you to use them to promote energy efficiency in as many contexts as possible. Let's communicate together energy efficiency!
This section contains the contents developed on occasion of the master Train-the-trainers, organized in Krakow in February 2017, and the ensuing material presented during the local trainings organized by each partner in its territory.
LP Province of Treviso - Italy
The Province of Treviso is a public body that operates at an intermediate level between the State and the Region in such fields as Buildings Estate and Public Tenders, Urban planning, Road System, Environment. School buildings management and technical-administrative support to local entities for energy planning are among its main competences.
PP2 Energy Agency Vysočiny - Czech Republic
the Energy Agency VysoČiny is a non profit organisation working in energy management, energy services and Waste management with a special focus on the Vysočina Region. the agency has great experience in consultancy in energy management, energy savings, monitoring of energy Consumption and waste management both for private And public sectors.
PP3 University of Maribor - Slovenia
the University of Maribor is the second largest and oldest university in Slovenia. the Faculty of Energy Technology aims for excellence, comprehensiveness, interdisciplinary, a symbiotic Relationship between education and scientific research, internationalization & cooperation with the Local economy.
PP4 City of Zagreb - Croatia
Zagreb is the largest city in Croatia. The City Office for energy, environment Protection and sustainable development coordinates the City’s efforts in energy efficiency, sustainability, conservation and Renewable energy.
PP5 Association of Municipalities Polish Network - Poland
The Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie Cités” (PNEC) is a non-governmental organisation which, since 1994, supports sustainable energy planning and Implementation at local level.
PP6 South Transdanubian Reg. Development Agency - Hungary
S.T.R.D.a. is one of the leading regional development agencies of Hungary, providing professional background for regional development in sectors like energy, environment, urban development. S.T.R.D.A. retired from the project after the 1st project period.
PP7 Municipality of 12th District of Budapest - Hungary
The Municipality of the 12th District of Budapest (Hegyvidek) is a local government responsible for the administration of the greenest district (‘Green Lung’) of Budapest. it manages 65 public buildings, 1300 flats and other premises, introducing measures to reduce energy consumption.
PP8 Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency - Slovak Republic
the Slovak Innovation and energy Agency was established in 1999 as a professional allowance agency directed by the Ministry of Economy. It is the centre of competence for energy efficiency, energy innovations and renewable energies. The main area of its experience is energy (energy audits, monitoring, efficiency etc.).
PP9 municipality of paks - hungary
paks is a hungarian municipality on the danube river, seat of the country's nuclear power plant and very keen on energy efficiency. the Mayor of Paks signed the Accession Statement of the CoM on 14 February 2013, and commited to reducing CO2 emissions by 22% until 2020.
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31 May 2019