The SHAPE ENERGY workshops will take place in 18 cities across Europe between October 2017 and May 2018. Each workshop will gather local actors involved in energy policies as well as interest groups, enterprises and local authority representatives. These multi-stakeholder workshops will be moderated using innovative storytelling methods and will be based on local issues in order to make them productive for attendees.
They will allow to involve a far larger community to get involved in SHAPE ENERGY and help the Platform identify obstacles and needs that local stakeholders might have when engaging with energy-related social science and humanities (energy-SSH) perspectives.
The analysis of the experiences of participants and the results of the discussions will help shape the energy-SSH agenda thanks to inputs of practitioners on the ground.
For details of the workshop locations and timeframes, see below, where you can also register your interest in attending.
The 18 workshops will be organised in the following cities:
‘Zero carbon Cambridge: achieving low-energy housing via multi-stakeholder collaboration’ a workshop informing both regional and EU-level policy
Date: 14 November 2017
Facilitation: Anglia Ruskin University (ARU)
As part of Cambridge City Council’s Climate Change Strategy for 2016-2021, an aspiration has recently been set for Cambridge to be zero carbon by 2050. To meet this, emissions from the city will need to reduce at an even more rapid rate over the next few decades, requiring key organisations such as local authorities, businesses, universities and colleges, and voluntary / community groups to work more closely together. This reduction in emissions must also be achieved at a time of rapid growth; in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire, at least 1,700 new homes need to be built every year to meet assessed needs. Considering how both new and existing housing can meet low energy targets will be critical in the Climate Change Strategy’s success.
Challenges and solutions for the refurbishment of multi-apartment buildings in Riga
Date: 10 November 2017
Facilitation: Energy Cities
In Riga, 6 000 multi-apartment buildings are privately owned and there is a house manager in each building. 4 000 buildings are managed by the municipal house management company and the remaining 2 000 buildings are managed by private house management companies (their role depends on the agreement, but generally they collect utility bills, support concerning renovation aspects, collect the amount of money necessary for refurbishment works).
The multi-apartment buildings were constructed in the 70s and 80s and their average consumption is of 177 kwh/m2 (including hot water). The issue of the refurbishment works needs to be tackled in the coming months/years, especially that the guarantee period will be over in 2030 for most of the buildings and for some of them even in 2020.
During the workshop, among others, a specific focus will be set on the financial aspects (new municipal and governmental programme).