Every two years the European office of the Climate Alliance awards the Climate Star to municipalities
and regions with outstanding achievements in climate protection. This year’s ceremony took place in Lower Austria (on occasion of Austria’s current EU Council Presidency) on the 18 th of October.
A total of 15 ongoing or completed projects from seven countries were awarded, according to the criteria of sustainability, multiplier effect, media effectiveness, innovation and involvement of the population. The Austrian BOOSTEE-CE partner Judenburg received the Climate Star in the Category 2 –“up to 100,000 inhabitants” for the project “Climate action with staying power”. The comparison between 1990 and today makes it clear: 27 % less energy consumption and 58 % less CO 2 emissions in municipal buildings, 18 % less CO 2 emissions in the city of Judenburg (excluding transport and industry). The ongoing expansion of the district heating grid powered with biomass waste heat from the pulp mill at nearby Pöls (an award-winning project itself), supplying already 44% of the households, contributes greatly to this achievement. In addition, there has been a 500-fold increase in photovoltaic systems since 2009 to almost 1,800 kWp. Every year 13.9 GWh are generated from hydropower.
Within the pilot action, Municipality Velenje installed smart meters in the Music School Fran Korun Koželjski Velenje which was built in 1987 (newer part of the building was built in 1998). The energy consumption of the building has been identified at 758 970 kWh/year for heating, while the electricity consumption is 201 629.10 kWh/year. In the beginning of the pilot action, meetings and discussions were held with school management where they have highlighted their needs to improve energy efficiency. In April 2018, a study was completed, which defined the initial state of the building, envisaged were soft organizational measures and the installation of smart meters. In September 2018, the first intermediate results were identified within the 2nd study. The results are promising and show a considerable decrease in electricity and heat energy consumption as well.
Our fourth partner meeting of BOOSTEE-CE was held in Zlín, Czech Republic. The partnership summarized and evaluated the tasks carried out so far and discussed the upcoming activities as well as being introduced to Interreg CE Project Together by Balázs Borkovits to exploit and cross-fertilize each others' work.
Our hosts, the Energy Agency of the Zlín Region took us on a short trip to show their pilot action sites, where a new building of Internal Medicine in Uherske Hradiste is being built with its energy efficiency further boosted by the Agency.
The second was all about the soon coming OnePlace platform - the partnership tested the already working functionalities and has successfully eliminated a few bugs, so you don't have to report them!
The next partner meeting will be in the March of 2019 in Koprivnica, Croatia.
In October 2018, City of Koprivnica finished implementation of intelligent energy management systems into two buildings, Braća Radić Elementary School and the Kindergarten Loptica. The system includes measuring devices and software for displaying and comparing the results. Energy management system monitors and records data on electric energy, gas and water consumption as well as internal temperature and CO2 level. Ultimately, the system will enable better management of energy consumption, easier maintenance of facilities and financial savings.
The Municipal school complex Lindfeld consists of primary school, comprehensive school, polytechnical school and sports hall at Lindfeld in Judenburg. The environmental department has set up an energy monitoring of the buildings to get a detailed overview of the energy consumption and related costs. Based on energy monitoring and an energy audit of the building structure and heating system, weak points have been identified. An optimisation of heating hydraulics and regulation shall be carried out, now the operator is working on financing the project. Within these measures, we expect to lower energy consumption and energy costs on the one hand, on the other hand an optimized system will also be easier to be handled and operated in future. The partnership is also developing a web-based platform called OnePlace which will help other municipalities and building operators to finance, develop and use such solutions in the future.
BOOSTEE-CE project activities (WP1-2) presented at the 3DGeoInfo event, organized within the GeoDelft 2018 bunch of conferences (https://www.tudelft.nl/geodelft2018/). Among its activities, the project is developing a practical and user-friendly web tool - 3DEMS - based on heterogeneous databases and 3D building models (LOD1 and LOD2) to provide easy access to buildings energy information and allow policy makers to better plan strategies and retrofits.
On 18-19 October 2018 the partnership will gather in the city of Zlín (Czech Republic) for the 4th partner meeting. Zlín is famous for the Bata shoemaker company, which is still a family-owned business and started originally in Zlín.
We will discuss the OnePlace platform, our pilot actions, energy efficiency financing among others.
The BOOSTEE-CE project tool family is always growing in numbers! We have the first screenshots of our fastly developing OnePlace platform, which will help you to increase your knowledge about energy efficiency. It will assist in the realization of energy projects, browse through energy info with a 3D map, and many more! Keep an eye on our updates!
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BOOSTEE-CE project activities (WP1-2) presented at the 3DGeoInfo event, organized within the GeoDelft 2018 bunch of conferences (https://www.tudelft.nl/geodelft2018/). Among its activities, the project is developing a practical and user-friendly web tool - 3DEMS - based on heterogeneous databases and 3D building models (LOD1 and LOD2)
to provide easy access to buildings energy information and allow policy makers to better plan strategies and retrofits.
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The event was held with the municipal e5/eea team on 7 February 2018. Activities for the year 2018 were defined and planned. Among the projects that were thouroughly discussed was the implementation of the BOOSTEE-CE pilot action at Lindfeld school centre.
City of Velenje and E-Institute organised the first focus group meeting in Velenje on 18 January 2018 at Vila Bianca. 29 participants were informed about the purpose of BOOSTEE-CE and local pilot. The stakeholders were actively participate in development of OnePlace.
The Emilia-Romagna Region has arranged the first focus group meeting, to present the project, its objectives, actions and launch a first exchange of ideas and suggestions on the actions in progress. To better define the usable information, a specific questionnaire was created.
Energy agency of the Zlín Region organised the 1st focus group meeting with 10 participants from Energy Agency of the Zlín Region as the project partner, Zlín Region as the associated partner and Geovap company as the significant regional stakeholder.
City of Koprivnica and Regional Energy Agency North have organized 1st focus group meeting of project BOOSTEE-CE. The event gathered 26 participants who are detected as local stakeholders. Project was presented and active discussion was held about benefits of the project.
A successful reporting period is finishing for our BOOSTEE-CE project with lots of activities and achievements
Another successful project meeting hosted by E-Zavod in the beautiful Ptuj (Slovenia). During the event (5-6 April 2018) the BOOSTEE-CE partners analyzed the status and activities of all work packages, planning the incoming deliverables and outcomes. Two working groups were also organized to discuss the realization of the OnePlace project platform and the implementation of the financial strategies in the pilot areas.
The second BOOSTEE-CE project group meeting was held in Warsaw, Poland hosted by Mazovia Energy Agency between 6-7 November 2017.
The kick-off meeting took place in Trento (IT) on 12-13 June 2017. During the event all project partners introduced themselves, presenting their expertise, activities and strategic interest in BOOSTEE-CE. The CE Joint Secretariat was also represented on the kick-off meeting by Ms. Viera Slavikova.