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  1. Urb.Energy: Sustainable energy solutions in the urban and regional context – reflection on EU support
  2. 25.05.2011 14:30
  3. 25.05.2011 19:00
  4. Brussels, Belgium
  5. Subject
    Reducing energy consumption and CO2-emissions by more efficient energy use is among the main goals of the European Union. The EU Energy Policy underlines that especially urban areas and in particular the enhancement of energy performance in the building sector offer high potentials to realise energy savings. At the same time the further application of renewable energy resources to supply for example residential areas with heating energy is required. The energy supply of cities has to be seen in the context with the endogenous potentials of the hinterland.

    Hence, the local and regional level play a key role to reach the ‘EU 20-20-20' objectives: On the one hand it is one of the most important fields of activity to implement sustainable energy solutions and on the other hand municipalities as well as local and regional authorities have an important coordinating and steering role.

    The informational event aims to discuss innovative approaches in the field of greenhouse gas reduction and to assess the implication on the European policy level as well as reflect on the strategy ‘Energy 2020', the ‘Energy Efficiency Plan 2011' and the existing EU support (e.g. by structural funds).

    With the help of specific experiences of three Interreg IVB projects - addressing the building, the urban and the regional level - the event is dedicated to initiate an exchange between experts from European Commission, the European Parliament, representatives from cities and regions as well as other relevant European stakeholders on the question: How to promote the CO2 reduction in our cities and municipalities in broader scale?


    Timetable:
    14:30 - Registration

    Welcome and Introduction

    15:00 - Dr. Gundula Herwig, Representation of the Land Brandenburg

    15:10 - Sustainable energy solutions in the urban context (Christian Huttenloher, German association for housing, urban and spatial development)

    15:30 - Renewable energy resources and energy efficiency in urban development - potentials and fields of activities of energy related urban renewal (Lars Porsche, German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR))


    Practical experiences from transnational cooperation projects

    15:50 - Integrated approaches for the energy efficient upgrading of residential areas: Experiences from the Interreg IVB project Urb.Energy (Andreas Lindner, German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development)

    16:05 - Promotion of renewable energy sources as driving force for the development of rural regions: Experiences from the Interreg IVB project Public Energy Alternatives (PEA) (Tim BrauckmĂŒller, atene KOM GmbH)

    16:20 - Optimized methods for the construction of energy efficient buildings: Experiences from the Interreg IVB project Longlife (Prof. Klaus RĂŒckert, Technical University Berlin)

    16:35 - Coffee break


    Panel Discussion

    16:50 - Lessons for the European support of local and regional authorities to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy solutions (Moderation: Hans-Jörg Duvigneau, Kompetenzzentrum Großsiedlungen e.V.)

    - Michaela Holl, DG ENER C.3 energy efficiency & intelligent energy
    - Maud SkÀringer, DG REGIO D.2 thematic coordination, innovation
    - Dr. Christian Ehler, Member of the European Parliament
    - Andrzej Rajkewicz (Vice President), National Energy Saving Agency (Poland)
    - Peter Busch, Ministry of Infrastructure / Land Brandenburg (Germany)
    - Andres Jaadla (Major), City of Rakvere (Estonia)
    - Roman Ptak (Major), City of Niepolomicze (Poland) (tbc)

    18:00 - Come together/ Reception

    We would be delighted to welcome you at the event. However, please note that due to the limited space at the conference venue, we will reserve the approx. 50 seats on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please register for the event online. The closing date for the registration is: Monday, 16 May 2011.

    Organiser:
    Urb.Energy in cooperation with the Representation of the Land Brandenburg and the Interreg IVB projects Public Energy Alternatives and Longlife
    Responsible organiser: German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development


    More Info: http://www.urbenergy.eu/193.0.html

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Project acronym: Urb.Energy

Project title: Energy Efficient and Integrated Urban Development Action

Application call: 1

Priority: 4. Attractive & competitive cities and regions

Project website: www.urbenergy.eu

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Lead Partner:

Deutscher Verband fĂŒr Wohnungswesen, StĂ€dtebau und Raumordnung (DV) e.V.
Littenstraße 10
10179 Berlin
DE
Christian Huttenloher
E-mail: c.huttenloher@deutscher-verband.org
Phone: +4930206132550
Fax: +493020613251

Project Manager:

Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO e.V.)
Friedrichstraße 95
10117 Berlin
DE
Britta Schmigotzki
E-mail: schmigotzki@iwoev.org
Phone: +493020605485
Fax: +493020679804


Information Manager:

Deutscher Verband fĂŒr Wohnungswesen, StĂ€dtebau und Raumordnung (DV) e.V.
Littenstrasse 10
10179 Berlin
DE
Michael FĂ€rber
E-mail: m.faerber@deutscher-verband.org
Phone: +4930206132553
Fax: +493020613251



Summary description of the project:

Improved energy efficiency in buildings, increased use of renewable energy and sustainable settlement structures gain importance in the EU and globally. At the same time, the refurbishment rate in Europe is still rather low and integrated urban development concepts (IUDCs) are not a prevailing approach. To tackle this problem, Urb.Energy builds upon the results of the project “BEEN” - strategies to promote energy efficient refurbishment (EER) of the prefabricated housing stock in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) – and combines the approach of EER with the modernisation of the energy supply infrastructure, integrated urban development strategies, the revaluation of the residential environment and the development of innovative financing instruments.

Currently, refurbishment projects in the new EU member states mainly consist of minimum or standard measures in the buildings. More comprehensive action packages, which would increase energy and economic efficiency of measures and which are

embedded in IUDCs, are hardly applied. In addition, so far no specific national or local programmes to support degraded urban areas have been developed.

On this background, 15 partners from five EU member states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany) and from Belarus came together, representing key stakeholders (ministries, local authorities, funding institutions, housing associations etc.) being responsible for the implementation of housing and urban policies. They jointly pursue the overall project aim to develop and partly implement transferable integrated strategies for energy efficient urban development in residential areas.

To reach this aim, project activities focus on: 1) the development of applicable integrated urban development strategies; 2) the conception of complex EER measures for residential buildings; 3) the involvement of residents and local stakeholders in the urban regeneration process; 4) concepts for the renewal of the energy supply systems in urban

quarters, incl. increased use of renewable energy; 5) the identification of existing funding possibilities; 6) the development of sustainable financings mechanisms for EER of buildings and integrated urban renewal.

These concepts, strategies and approaches shall be realised in the participating municipalities and at the same time shall be transferred to other cities and regions in the Baltic Sea. In this context the transnational project results are important, i.e. a manual on integrated urban development, a manual on and holistic strategies for EER of the housing stock, guidelines for the innovative use of structural funds as well as policy recommendations.

Urb.Energy contributes to the EU Strategy for the BSR by developing solutions to adapt to climate change, in particular with energy efficient urban areas. Via transnational cooperation in the field of energy efficiency in urban settlement structures, the project promotes sustainable and attractive cities and regions in the BSR.


Achievements of the project so far:

In the first project phase, the activities of the Urb.Energy partner consortium concentrated on the analyses of potentials and constraints in residential quarters in the BSR, i.e. the description and evaluation of the status quo in selected “target areas” (TAs) of the participating municipalities as regards urban development, energy efficiency of the building stock and heating supply infrastructure as well as existing financing tools.

Based on the results of these analyses, partners developed concepts for the TAs: integrated urban development concepts (IUDCs) and concepts for energy efficient refurbishment (EER) of buildings and heating supply infrastructure. These concepts have been finalized in the second project year. Furthermore, activities focused on the development of financing schemes for the implementation of these concepts and measures.

According to the need for action identified, the partners described within their concepts different focal points of activity and defined

the future need for investments. The investments shall solve so far untackled problems in residential areas in the BSR. After their pilot implementation, e.g. within the extension stage of the BSR programme, they shall be repeated and integrated into municipal urban development strategies, both in cities of the partner countries and generally on BSR level. German project partners from Berlin and Brandenburg finalised the retrospective case studies and evaluation of projects in their region on energy efficient urban renewal.

In the final project phase, the work of the partner consortium concentrated on the compilation of key results and core messages of the project, i.e. the joint development of the final main project outputs: “Manual on IUD Approach Targeting at Energy Efficient Residential Areas”, “Manual on Holistic Strategies for EER of the Housing Stock...”, Guidelines for Innovative Use of EU Funds...” and “Policy Recommendations for Energy Efficient Urban Areas...”. These four

main outputs, which were presented on the Final Project Conference in December 2011 in Riga, shall be applied by cities and regions in the BSR. They are of high transnational value, as they contribute to liveable, climate friendly and competitive cities in the BSR.

Throughout the entire project duration, special attention was given to communication and awareness raising activities. The residents in the TAs and other relevant stakeholders have been involved and informed about the key themes of the project and the concepts and measures to be realised in the TAs. Workshops and seminars have been held all countries, as well as special information days, like the Energy Saving Days in Siauliai, LT. In Estonia, a large national awareness campaign to inform the Estonian public on possibilities to finance EER measures has been supported by Urb.Energy.

All results and outputs, which have been produced during the three years of project implementation, are available on the project website.



Project Duration: Oct 2008 - Jan 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 3.714.260,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.805.030,00
ENPI co-financing: 180.000,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development
10179 Berlin | GERMANY
Littenstrasse 10
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Petra Schwarz
Phone: +4930206132556
E-mail: p.schwarz@deutscher-verband.org
Web: www.deutscher-verband.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:480.000,00
ERDF co-financing:360.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe
10117 Berlin | GERMANY
Friedrichstrasse 95
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Britta Schmigotzki
Phone: +493020679802
E-mail: schmigotzki@iwoev.org
Web: www.iwoev.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:350.000,00
ERDF co-financing:262.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Center of Competence for Major Housing Estates
12627 Berlin | GERMANY
Riesaer Strasse 2
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Ralf Protz
Phone: +493099401242
E-mail: ralf.protz@stadtundland.de
Web: www.gross-siedlungen.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:295.470,00
ERDF co-financing:221.602,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Ministry for Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, Brandenburg
14467 Potsdam | GERMANY
Henning-von Tresckow-Strasse 2-8
Region: Brandenburg - SĂŒdwest
Contact person: Thomas Thurn
Phone: +493318668133
E-mail: thomas.thurn@mir.brandenburg.de
Web: www.mir.brandenburg.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:340.000,00
ERDF co-financing:255.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Potsdam
14467 Potsdam | GERMANY
Breitestrasse 2a-c
Region: Brandenburg - SĂŒdwest
Contact person: Tanja Kenkmann
Phone: +493312786282
E-mail: kenkmann@potsdam.de
Web: www.potsdam.ihk.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:223.370,00
ERDF co-financing:167.527,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Ministry of Science, Economics and Transport, Schleswig-Holstein
24105 Kiel | GERMANY
DĂŒsternbrooker Weg 94
Region: Schleswig-Holstein
Contact person: Wolfgang Schulz
Phone: +494319884272
E-mail: wolfgang.schulz@wimi.landsh.de
Web: www.wirtschaftsministerium.schleswig-holstein.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:132.000,00
ERDF co-financing:99.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City and County Piaseczno
05-500 Piaseczno | POLAND
ul. Kosciuszki 5
Region: Mazowieckie
Contact person: Janusz Bielicki
Phone: +48227017588
E-mail: bielicki@piaseczno.eul
Web: www.piaseczno.eu
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:200.000,00
ERDF co-financing:170.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Housing and Urban Development Agency
3500 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Svitrigailos str. 7 / A.Vivulskio Str. 16
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Agne Dulkyte
Phone: +37052137948
E-mail: a.dulkyte@bkagentura.lt
Web: www.bkagentura.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:58.100,00
ERDF co-financing:49.385,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Siauliai City Municipality Administration
76295 Siauliai | LITHUANIA
Vasario 16-osios st. 62
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Ieva Kascionyte
Phone: +37041383424
E-mail: i.kascionyte@siauliai.lt
Web: www.siauliai.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:329.410,00
ERDF co-financing:279.998,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Riga
1539 Riga | LATVIA
Ratslaukums 1
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Valdis Hofmarks
Phone: +37167105122
E-mail: valdis.hofmarks@riga.lv
Web: www.riga.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:290.010,00
ERDF co-financing:246.508,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Jelgava
3001 Jelgava | LATVIA
Liela Street 11
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Gunita Osite
Phone: +3713005569
E-mail: gunita.osite@dome.jelgava.lv
Web: www.jelgava.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:303.549,00
ERDF co-financing:258.016,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Credit and Export Guarantee Fund KredEx
10134 Tallinn | ESTONIA
PĂ€rnu mnt 67B
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Mirja Adler
Phone: +3726819964
E-mail: mirja.adler@kredex.ee
Web: www.kredex.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:325.127,00
ERDF co-financing:276.357,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Rakvere
44306 Rakvere | ESTONIA
Tallinna 5
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Anu Oja
Phone: +3723225886
E-mail: anu.oja@rakvere.ee
Web: www.rakvere.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.220,00
ERDF co-financing:68.187,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Baltic Union of Cooperative Housing Associations
10141 Tallinn | ESTONIA
Sakala 23a
Region: Eesti
Contact person: Marit Otsing
Phone: +3725117327
E-mail: Marit@bucha.ee
Web: www.bucha.ee
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:107.000,00
ERDF co-financing:90.950,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Grodno Oblast Executive Committee, Housing Department
230023 Grodno | BELARUS
Gorodenskogo Str. 20 a
Region: Grodnenskaya Oblastj.
Contact person: Andreev Andrei Vladimirovich
Phone: +375152771398
E-mail: ugkh_grodno@tut.by
Web: www.region.grodno.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:200.000,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00