On Tuesday 4th of October the GREENER/HEATER NPA Cluster projects showcased a joint launch event, outlining the background to the development of both projects, the cluster organisations involved and the future aims and objectives. The event was introduced by Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Desk Officer, Kalle Pakalén.
Clustering projects are small projects that combine 2 or more previously successful or ongoing projects. Clustering offers a unique opportunity to diversify and to capitalise on outputs and results; further integrating results as well as disseminating their impacts. Thus, reaching a wider group of stakeholders with project outputs, supplementary learning and capacity building.
HEATER is a cluster of projects with synergies across HANDIHEAT, SMARTRenew, TechSolns, SENDoc and eLightHouse. The partnership with WiSAR Lab, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (SMARTRenew project), Ulster University (SENDoc/TechSolns), Oulu University of Applied Sciences and HANDIHEAT, Northern Ireland Housing Executive aims to collaborate and cluster the transnational outputs from previous projects to educate and empower local communities to effect positive behavioral change and inform decision makers to influence policy across climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustaining communities.
The GREENER project will consolidate and amplify the efforts of 3 NPA energy projects (SMARCTIC, LECo and h-CHP) by creating and sharing a critical mass of information on energy efficient and renewable solutions. The combined efforts of the GREENER partners, ERNACT, CENTRIA and University of Oulu, will lead to wider implementation and increased scalability of these solutions in housing and public infrastructures.
Speakers featured in the event include:
- Kalle Pakalen - Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme Secretariat
- Anne Marie McLaughlin - ERNACT
- Robert Clements - Northern Ireland Housing Executive [HANDIHEAT]
- Nick Timmons - WiSAR/Letterkenny Institute of Technology [SMARTRenew]
- Joan Condell - Ulster University [SENDoc/TechSolns]
- Anu Montin - Oulu University of Applied Sciences [e-Lighthouse]
- Markku Kananen - Oulu University [H-CHP]
- Heidi Kanala-Salminen - CENTRIA University of Applied Sciences [LECo]
For more information on the HEATER Project visit heater.interreg-npa.eu or contact Robert.Clements@NIHE.GOV.UK
For more information on the GREENER Project visit greener.interreg-npa.eu or contact AnneMarie.McLaughlin@Ernact.eu