The HEATER Project Final Conference took place on Wednesday 22nd June live from Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland and online through YouTube live, and showcased the successes of the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme 2014 – 2020 funded clustering project.
Our achievements in educating and empowering communities in remote and sparsely populated communities across the NPA region to increase the use of energy efficiency in housing and public infrastructure was highlighted through contributions form Project Partners.
Robert Clements, NIHE Sustainable Development Manager presented on the HANDIHEAT project focusing on the need for education, empowerment and behavioural change through the ongoing decarbonisation of the residential sector.
Antti Kemppainen, Oulu University of Applied Sciences presented on the achievements in the e-Lighthouse project within the City of Oulu.
Dr Nick Timmons, Atlantic Technologies University, presented up-to-date findings from the SMARTRenew project.
Prof Joan Condell, Ulster University presented on the TechSolutions and SENDoc projects.
Jenny Irvine, Chief Executive Officer of “the ARC” Northern Irelands first Healthy Living Centre presented on research into fuel poverty.
Kalle Pakalen, Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, who summarised his thoughts on HEATER and the benefits of clustering projects to build on partners achievements, outputs and results to diversify and reach a wider audience.
These presentations aim to enhance viewers understanding of the importance of education and the promotion of behavioural change as key to the overall solutions for heat, health and wellbeing for rural, sparsely populated areas within the NPA region.
In case you missed it, the final conference can be viewed here: Watch on YouTube