The lead partner TTS Institute is active in development and activities of all work packages. It has leading role in development of guidance service and model for advising consumers in sustainable and energy efficient housing as well as in research and organising heating test for boilers utilizing wood and other biomass as energy sources as well as combi boilers (biomass and solar energy). It is also active in developing training material and organising training courses and seminars. Riga Technical University and Estonian University of Life Sciences are actively participating in research and heating tests of boilers as well as development of training materials and training. Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College (TTU Tartu College) and Baltic Environmental Forum ( BEF) are actively participating in the development and dissemination of information related to sustainable and energy efficient housing, organising seminars and information events.
Riga Technical University – Institute of Energy Systems and Environment
The main role of RTU will be addressed on the dissemination of the technological knowledge of biofuels boilers for small house heating systems and the use of a combo-system heating systems for residential buildings.
RTU will be responsible for providing combustions tests for a small house boiler (15 kW) and biomass oven (10 kW) supply by biofuels. Several biofuels will be tested according to the EU standard’s procedure EN 14961 (e.g. wood-pellets, wood-briquettes, wood-logs, brewer’s grain pellets, olive pits). During the combustion tests will be investigate the following items: boiler’s efficiency, composition and parameters of flue gases, water flow parameters and fuel consumption. RTU will also participate activities of other WP related to preparation of teaching material for installers of boilers, advisors and organizing seminars in Riga in co-operation with BEF.
Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics
Tallinn University will be main developer of web-based teaching and advising material. It bring to project diversified experience in developing virtual learning environment and eLearning material. It has, too, wide experience and network in international projects and development of joint teaching material. It has also important role in developing web-based guidance model for advising services for consumer related to sustainable and energy efficient housing.
BEF-Latvia will take part in implementation of all work packages in the project. Special focus will be on collection of updated information and comparison of use of different renewable energy sources. The partner will take the main responsibility in Latvia for preparation of the publication on sustainable and energy efficient housing. The partner will participate in the training programmes development while taking care of the assessment of the target group needs. Communication will be performed with stakeholders, particularly in Latvia. The partner will take the responsibility for organizing of the seminar on” Energy Efficient and Ecological Housing “ in Riga in Latvia.
Tallinn University of Technology is active in energy and environmental research of renewable energy resources, energy efficiency and rational use of energy. Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College is involved in all project work packages. Its main focusis in development of training material for specialists of energy advisers and developing training material and organizing pilot trainings of installers of biomass boilers. Tallinn University of Technology, Tartu College is responsible for successful implementation and communication of project results in Estonia
Estonian University of Life Sciences (EULS) aims to participate all work packages.
Institute of Technology has courses in Thermal Engineering, Boiler Equipment and Energy Supply
what are linked to this project. EULS has and is participating in a number of European Union research projects related to bioenergy. In EULS there are workgroups working on biogas, bioenergy from grasses and agricultural crops, short rotation forests, biomass from the forestry, technological solutions for production and use of renewable energies and also economical and social aspects of biofuels production and use. Institute of Technology is also active in local projects to promote renewable energy and introduce new technologies.