Survey seeks firms working to make energy efficient buildings
NEES project will cover all aspects of improving structures’ energy efficiency
The Natural – Energy Efficient – Sustainable (NEES) research project is looking for manufacturers and service providers involved in energy efficiency in buildings that are based in or have key operations in the west coast of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, northern Scandinavia and Greenland to complete a survey. The survey can be filled out online on the NEES website.
The NEES project is looking for survey responses from enterprises producing or installing locally-produced natural products, or providing services that improve the energy efficiency of new and existing domestic buildings. The term ‘natural’ covers both renewable and recycled materials, such as timber from renewable forests, hemp and lime, straw bales and recycled paper. Eligible services range from timber frame and bioclimatic design to energy and sustainability assessments, and training that encourages change in local behaviour.
Best practice responses will be developed into case studies. A range of supporting materials, training packages and marketing initiatives will be developed with selected enterprises, and they will be promoted throughout the region and Europe.
The three year research project is funded by the European Union’s northern periphery programme, and lead partner is the Cork Centre for Architectural Education, working with partners including Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, Umea University in Sweden, the Arctic Technology Centre in Greenland and South Kerry Development Partnership, Claremorris Irish Centre for Housing and Northside Enterprise Centre in Cork.
Organisations have until 31 July to fill out the survey.