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Energy in Minds!

Energy in Minds

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€9,065,860
Total costs
€22,329,642
Funding programme
CONCERTO 1

Description

Energy in Minds! was realised over a period of five years in four European communities - Weiz-Gleisdorf (Austria), Falkenberg (Sweden), Zlín (Czech republic), and Neckarsulm (Germany). The project aimed to reduce the use of fossil energy and CO2 emissions in the building sector by 20 to 30% in the four communities within a five-year period. To reach this goal a wide range of measures were taken to reduce the energy consumption and increase the use of renewable energy.

To achieve these objectives Energy in Minds! focused on six key actions: making people more energy aware; increasing renewable energy sources; increasing rational use of energy; reducing demand; improving interaction; and dissemination and exploration.

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Project demonstration sites

Fellow cities

Results

Weiz-Gleisdorf:

  • 17% reduction in energy consumption;
  • 2,525 m2 of solar thermal systems installed;
  • 91 kWp of PV systems installed;
  • 5,270 kW of biomass capacity installed (woodchips and pellets);
  • 12,581 m2 of building space retrofitted;
  •  9,305 m2 of new buildings built.

 
Zlin:

  • 28% reduction in energy consumption;
  • 380 m2 of solar thermal systems installed;
  • 276 kWp of PV systems installed;
  • 7,227 m2 of building space retrofitted;
  • 5,494 m2 of new buildings built.

Neckarsulm:

  • 25% reduction in energy consumption;
  • 1,040 m2 of solar thermal systems installed;
  • 1,331 kWp of PV systems installed;
  • 7,135 kW of biomass capacity installed (woodchips and pellets);
  • 7,132 m2 of building space retrofitted;
  • 2,117 m2 of new buildings built.

Falkenberg:

  • A 24% reduction in energy consumption;
  • 1,024 m2 of solar thermal systems installed;
  • 8,900 kW of biomass capacity installed (woodchips and pellets);
  • 20,998 m2 of building space retrofitted;
  • 8,887 m2 of new buildings built.

Contact

Name
Boris Mahler
Organisation
Steinbeis Transferzentrum Energie-, Gebäude- und Solartechnik
Email
boris.mahler@stz-egs.de
Country
Germany

Documents

Energy in Minds!_Full-year energy monitoring of completed installations solar thermal systems
English
(736.51 KB - PDF)
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Energy in Minds! Full-year energy monitoring reports of the completed PV installations – reporting period 2
English
(341.98 KB - PDF)
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Energy in Minds! Innovative solar air systems - Final research report - Part 1 - Solar air systems in multifamily houses
English
(2.9 MB - PDF)
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Energy in Minds! Innovative solar air systems - Final research report - Part 2 - Solar air systems in public and industrial buildings
English
(3.95 MB - PDF)
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Energy in Minds! Monitoring results
English
(15.63 MB - PDF)
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