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Tartu´s 3rd Local Dialogue Forum and Study Visit - Planning for energy efficient cities (PLEEC)

Tartu´s 3rd Local Dialogue Forum and Study Visit

Tartu´s 3rd Local Dialogue Forum and Study VisitThe 3rd Local Dialogue Forum in Tartu was held on 30 March 2016 in form of an Energy Saving Information Day, co-organized with the Europe Direct Information Centre and Lääne-Viru County Government and in cooperation with the Smart House Competence Centre. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about energy saving possibilities and to motivate people to act more energy efficient.

Tartu´s 3rd Local Dialogue Forum and Study VisitLääne-Viru County has been the leader in terms of energy saving in Estonia for many years. Lääne-Viru County Governor Marko Storm: "Whether it is green energy or innovative solutions and building automation, it is clear that the energy savings and enabling technology is one of the major keywords in the near future".

The information day was targeted to local government officials, entrepreneurs, public sector representatives, housing associations and all others interested in the use of more sustainable energy.

Event schedule:

  • 11:00 Introduction to the day
  • 11:05 Energy performance of buildings and related regulations - Margus Tali, Advisor of the Department of Construction and Housing, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
  • 11:50 Analysis of energy consumption in buildings in the City of Rakvere - Kalle Virkus, TREA, Energy expert
  • 12:35 Energy usage in schools and kindergardens in the City of Tartu. Project PLEEC experience - Jaanus Tamm, Tartu City Government, Project Manager

Tartu´s 3rd Local Dialogue Forum and Study VisitThe forum was followed by a study visit to Rakvere Smart House Competence Centre where stakeholders were introduced into innovative energy efficient solutions for building new houses and retrofitting old ones.

Rakvere Smart House Competence Centre is a unique regional competence centre in Estonia which was built as a near-zero-energy building focusing on smart house / intelligent building technologies. With partners from most of the universities in Estonia, regional vocational schools, companies and local authorities the competence centre contributes as a central hub of the industry to support regional development and innovation.

The event was attended by 20 participants from public sector, entrepreneurs and housing associations.