Finland, Estonia and Latvia have made plans how to save energy, compensate the use of fossil energy sources by renewable energy sources. Important domestic source is wood and other biomass in different forms. Through the project the partners in Finland, Estonia and Latvia will collect information of heating technology, boilers and devices utilizing wood energy and other bioenergy in different forms. Market research will be organized in Finland, Estonia and Latvia regarding what kind of heating boilers and stoves for small houses utilizing wood or other biomass are on the market. TTS, EULS and RTU make research on utilization of combi boilers (using pellet and solar energy) in heating of small houses. Training material and courses for installers and advisers of energy efficient use of bioenergy will be developed and pilot trainings organized.
Another main objective of the project is to develop and test the consumer directed guidance services and network operations model. The project will be started on an initial mapping that will give in-touch data about household housing customs. The goal is to organize reliable and easily accessible energy guidance for the public. At this moment the information is scattered and there are many different field operators.
The goals of the guidance are:
- to be customer-oriented
- to attract different types of citizens to the guidance
- to mediate information to different company personnel and organization advisors
- to organize training and information events
- to ensure the guidance is based on real-time and correct information that is reliable and unbiased
The digital services give information about household heating systems, living and electrical appliances energy efficiency on the telephone, electronically via the network and digitally.
Main results of the project are the following:
- Two market research in Finland, Estonia and Latvia regarding heating boilers and energy efficient housing
- Seminar for researchers and scientists related to utilization biomass in heating in Riga.
- Three seminars for public on recent developments of combi boilers and three seminars on “Energy Efficient and Ecological Housing” for public (one in Finland , Estonia and Latvia).
- Two workshops in Finland, Estonia and Latvia including site visits
- Training material and 6 courses for installers of boilers and advisory officers of energy .
- Development and testing the consumer-directed web-based advising model for consumer of energy.
- Two research reports, four information bulletins and guide book of energy efficient housing