Transforming the market from 'cooling' to 'sustainable summer comfort'
The overall goal of the project KeepCool II is to transform the market to achieve good summer comfort conditions
with no or limited use of conventional energy and through the use of environmentally non-harmful materials.
The project will propose different actions to achieve this goal. For this it is divided in two phases. The first one
provides analysis and technical tools to overcome the most important barriers by introducing sustainable summer
comfort. The second phase is addressing existing networks and policy makers on national and European level by
providing them information materials with good practice examples designed especially for the target groups. It will
be accompanied by dissemination campaigns.
- Market transformation: In each participating country, at least 200 professionals (suppliers and retailers of various sustainable summer comfort solutions, architects, planners, HVAC designers, construction companies, building owners, building energy consultants, building users, facility managers and public procurement organisations. Half of them should cooperate with each other to achieve the 'service' summer comfort, using also the recommendations on design rules and innovative remuneration schemes.
- Sustainable summer comfort in Energy Efficiency Action Plans: The EEAP of three different countries should be influenced.
- Sustainable summer comfort in national Building Codes: Three countries should have influenced their building regulation.
- Dissemination activities of sustainable summer comfort: Information material on sustainable summer comfort has to be produced and used by at least 10 professional networks per participating country.
- International level: An Observers Group hast to be established, which has 20 members covering a large number of Member states. The results and the materials should be actively used by at least 5 members of the Observers Group.
- Arbeitsgemeinschaft ERNEUERBARE ENERGIE, Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC), Austria: www.aee-intec.at
- Consultores en Energia, CDA (CEEETA ECO), Portugal: www.ceeeta.pt
- Austrian Energy Agency (AEA), Austria: www.energyagency.at
- Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriel (ARMINES), France: "www.ensmp.fr
- Österreichisches Forschungs- und Prüfzentrum Arsenal Ges.m.b.H. (ARSENAL), Austria: www.arsenal.ac.at
- Building and Civil Enginieering Institute (BCEI ZRMK), Slovenia: www.gi-zrmk.si
- European Solar Shading Organization (ES-SO), Belgium, Sweden: www.somfy.se
- National Institute of Enginieering Technology and Innovation (INETI), Portugal: www.ineti.pt
- London Metropolitan University (LNU), UK: www.londonmet.ac.uk
- Swedish Energy Agency (STEM), Sweden: www.energimyndigheten.se
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