Baltic Environmental Forum organised an international workshop “Rural-Urban energy co-operations for energy efficient and ecological housing”,

Workshop participants:  experts from Latvia, Germany and Norway

The goal of the workshop:

  • to get acquainted with experiences on utilisation of renewable energy sources for heat production at dwelling houses  and improving energy performance of buildings
  • to discuss possibilities for cooperation between stakeholders at rural and urban areas for energy production from renewable energy sources to satisfy local and regional energy demand.

 Discussion topics:

  • Good practice examples of regional renewable energy concepts and experiences  of energy-efficient cities in Germany;
  • Practical experience of using biomass and solar energy in combi-systems for heat supply of multi–apartment building in Latvia;
  • Implementation of complex solutions for energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in Latvia;
    • Experience of using biomass in energy production at local level in Latvia;
    • Sustainable land management from an urban-rural perspective;
    • Chances and challenges of rural-urban energy co-operation.

 The program of the workshop is available here.

 Presentations are available here and report from the workshop (in English) is available here.

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