The aim of the EU research project REASURE is to combine and adapt scientific and technological knowledge with best engineering and architectural practice. REASURE aims to design, establish, develop and operate a number of Regional Design and Advice Support Units around Europe. These units will train and support the local practitioners (architects, engineers, designers etc) on the use and integration of energy efficient systems and techniques which are often based on renewable energy systems (RES). The training will tackle the rehabilitation of the building stock and the construction of new buildings. The specific objectives of the proposal are: (1) the adaptation of already developed practical educational material and design tools to the local conditions; (2) the organisation of specific events promoting the use of RES in buildings (e.g. architectural competitions and seminars) by local practitioners; (3) the assessment of the energy characteristics of each involved region’s building stock and the development of a specific ready-to-use rehabilitation plan for the buildings.
The REASURE project started in April 2002. The project will be divided and carried out in the following phases:
The final results of the REASURE project will be a global and integrated plan for each involved area. REASURE will support dispersed local practitioners such as building designers, consumers and public authorities on the use of renewable energies and energy efficiency measures in the building stock. It will include:
The First MeetingThe REASURE Kick-off Meeting For The Establishment of Regional Design And Advice Support Units To Promote Use of Renewable Energy In Buildings By Local Practitioners.
For a rapid and effective project start, the partners came together for a kick-off meeting. This first kick-off meeting took place in Pieria near Mount Olympus on 23rdand 24th of May 2002.
Representatives of each project partner were present. The meeting was organised by the host group PIERIKI ANAPTIXIAKI S.A.
Each partner gave a brief description of their activities in the use of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation. Then the group exchanged ideas and plans for the setting up and operation of the local Design and Advice Support Units. The other issues on the agenda were to define those common activities which should be carried out by all partners jointly and to discuss details for co-operation in the research work. A clear timetable for the project research work was established