Energy

Despite the many subsidies and support to renovation offered by the public authorities, it has to be said that the existing urban districts’ building fabric is being renovated slowly and with difficulty. The SUN project will consequently experiment with another type of intervention, which is based more on the group dynamics, given that this could be an interesting lever for inducing behavioural change.  As a first stage, energy challenges will be organized in the various districts, in order not only to conduct a first wave of raising awareness of the energy question, but also to establish preferential contact with groups of residents. These initiatives should already enable a certain public awareness in relation to energy use to be induced. As a second stage, it will be a question of guiding candidate groups of residents towards a renovation approach, and in particular, towards the insulation of their housing.

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Leader of this action

DuBoLimburg (Belgium)

Operational Team

Energy savings - presentation film

2011-12-02 | SUN as case study for students

On 2 December the coordinator of the energy campaign introduced the SUN project to students of the “Environmental knowledge and management” department at the Arlon campus of the University of Liège. Some of the students studied the project in greater depth from this perspective. Read their report.

tags Energy

2011-07-01 | Collective purchasing groups for energy audits in Hodimont

The group has been set up as part of the Isol'Hodimont project to help both home owners and landlords with properties in the district. The main aim of the initiative is to group together all of the audit and certification applications from the district and thus ensure a top-quality service for a lower unit price. In May 2011, the LEMA research group at the University of Liège issued a call for tenders to more than 80 audit and certification bodies in Liège and Verviers. Of the nine tender applications submitted, only one met the necessary criteria in terms of quality and comparative price. Thanks to a targeted promotional campaign within the district and the help of the Verviers Guichet de l'énergie [energy information service], the project now coordinates no fewer than 40 audit and certification applications

2011-06-01 | Energy tips and tricks for Hodimont residents

As part of Vevier’s Isol'Hodimont project, Revert – a non-profit organisation specialising in fuel poverty – was invited to run seven information sessions on how to make 'Clever use of energy' in the Hodimont district in June. Three additional sessions are also planned for later in the year. All organisations active within the district have been encouraged to recommend the sessions to their customers and members.

2011-02-04 | Insulation purchase group sites in St-Léonard

During December 2010, a group order for insulation work was placed with contractors to be carried out at some fifteen sites in the St-Léonard district of Liège. Thus over 1200 m2 of walls and flooring have been insulated. The product used for these various sites comes in liquid form and mainly consists of vegetable oils. Sprayed on at a temperature of 60°, it forms a soft flexible foam within 6 seconds.

2010-11-27 | Visit to Ecologically Renovated Construction Sites

In the form of a ballad, the residents of St-Léonard visit, in their own neighbourhood and on the surrounding slopes, 3 ecologically renovated construction sites. This event, which seeks to raise awareness for energy-saving and ecological renovation of buildings, also offers a chance to discover breathtaking landscapes just outside the city.