Conference: EFFESUS Final Conference
24th June 2016, Energiehuis, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
On the 24th June 2016, it will take place the EFFESUS Final Conference at the Energiehuis from 9:00 to 17:00, in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. The participation is for free (travelling and accommodation costs are not included) and you can register here: website.
"EFFESUS is a research project investigating the energy efficiency of European historic urban districts and developing technologies and systems for its improvement. The term “historic urban district” in the context of EFFESUS, is defined as a significant grouping of “old” buildings built before 1945 and representative of the period of their construction or history, not necessarily protected by heritage legislation. EFFESUS is funded by the European Commission under its Seventh Framework Programme.
Historic buildings and urban districts are fundamental parts of our cultural identity and heritage. With respect to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions we must find ways to adapt buildings, ensembles and districts to the challenges of energy efficiency while preserving the cultural heritage.
The EFFESUS project has been initiated against this background. It investigates both the energy efficiency of individual buildings, building ensembles and districts, as well as energy generation from renewable sources in historic urban districts. The project aims to reduce the environmental impact of Europe’s valuable urban heritage by making significant improvements to its energy efficiency, while conserving and promoting the architectural, cultural, historic and urban values of Europe’s historic cities.
EFFESUS almost finished its envisaged project duration. Significant progress has been made regarding technological developments, supply concepts for renewable energies and decision making strategies for energy efficient interventions. It is time to reflect the results and our vision on sustainable and energy efficient historic urban districts and present them to a professional audience for discussion.
We cordially invite you to join our final conference in Dordrecht, the Netherlands on June 24th 2016 at the Energiehuis. We are looking forward to welcome you at this public event and are delighted to invite you to a mutual exchange."
More details: website.