The platform will explore:

  • how energy efficiency measures could be improved and used to increase the resilience of the housing sector to negative effects of long-term climate change
  • how energy audits could be upgraded to serve relevant measures, developing accessible database for energy performance audits of buildings, especially the unified energy performance criteria for multi-storey buildings
  • the platform tackles the issue of how to use available financial sources better for achieving climate goals by developing policy recommendations for planning ESIF in coming EU MFF 2021-2027
  • and guidelines for further energy efficiency projects, so to create synergy between energy efficiency and climate change mitigation and adaptation

Project activities are dividend into 4 Work Packages (WPs). WP1 is for Project management, Communication, dissemination and reporting, led by Project partner: Tartu Regional Energy Agency – TREA.

Activities within WP1 include management and communication, running project website for outreach and arranging 2 meetings in Tartu, Estonia: kick-off meeting for detailed planning of project activities and final conference for presenting and disseminating the results. PP’s contribute to WP1 tasks related to the activities they are involved and responsible for.

WP2 is for capitalisation of ongoing energy efficiency projects in BSR, enhancing building energy performance auditing. LP for this WP is County Government of Dalarna. Activities include development of energy audit database. For unification and harmonisation of the energy audits across the BSR, a series of pilot energy audits in Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Sweden will be carried out by respective project partner’s experts (licenced auditors).

WP3 led by BEF Germany focuses on capitalisation of the results of the ARCEE project and foresees preparation of the Qualification programme on housing refurbishment for BSR which is adjusted to all participating BSR countries.

WP4 led by CBSS facilitates the climate adaptation and mitigation policy dialogue, resulting in policy recommendations and guidance for climate-proofing ESIF projects. The Russian contexts and dissemination for seeking mitigation-adaptation synergies is provided by Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University.

Project partners:

Tartu Regional Energy Agency (TREA), Estonia – lead partner

County Administrative Board of Dalarna, Sweden

Permanent International Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States, Sweden

Ministry of Economics, Latvia

Foundation of Energy Saving in Gdansk, Poland

Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF) Latvia

Baltic Environmental Forum (BEF) Germany

Stockholm Environment Institute Tallinn Centre (SEI Tallinn), Estonia

Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia