ENERGE - Energizing Education to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Project Summary

With the aging of the existing post-primary school building stock (new schools/deep retro-fits can take years from planning to completion) there is a need for low-cost solutions that enable long-term resource efficiency in schools & reduced greenhouse gas emission (GHG). EU building energy directives & climate actions to 2020 & 2030 underpin this necessity. ENERGE addresses this need using targeted physical interventions that combine a web based platform & building sensors (e.g. electrical, thermal etc) with behavioural studies & new educational approaches that enable schools engage in energy & GHG mitigation. This holistic, adaptable & multidisciplinary approach will combine sociological, pedagogic & communications expertise with low cost technology, ICT interventions & systems engineering. ENERGE will be demonstrated in schools in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK. ENERGE aims to achieve a minimum 15% reduction in total energy consumption at 12 demonstration site schools over the project period & will engage and enable management, teachers, students and maintenance staff (entire school ecosystem) to reduce energy consumption by developing a new web-based platform tailored to different stakeholder within the school ecosystem. Long-term impacts will be consolidated by the development of additional and revised educational material to supplement existing school curricula (for students aged 12-18 i.e. formative years). ENERGE will track the effects of project initiatives beyond the school environment into the domestic environment of staff and students (24 homes) to monitor how interventions in school can have wider impacts beyond the school environment. ENERGE committees will be established in the demonstration schools to provide a focus for transnational engagement of project schools, longterm studies of the project impact & to enable the whole school community engage with & sustain energy efficiency & GHG mitigation.

Project Partners

  • Centre-Val de Loire Region

    9 rue St Pierre Lentin – CS 94117
    Orléans cedex 1
    45041
    France

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  • Delft University of Technology

    1 Stevinweg
    Delft
    2628 CN
    Netherlands

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  • University of Tours

    60 rue du Plat D'Etain
    Tours cedex 1
    37020
    France

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  • CASTeL Dublin City University

    CASTeL, School of Physical Sciences Dublin City University, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin
    Dublin
    Dublin 9
    Ireland

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  • Energy Agency Region of Trier

    1 Cläre-Prem-Straße
    Trier
    54292
    Germany

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  • University of Luxembourg

    162a Avenue de la Faïencerie
    Luxembourg
    L-1511
    Luxembourg

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  • R2M Solution LTD

    74 Holland Park
    London
    W113SL
    United Kingdom

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  • National University of Ireland Galway

    Alice Perry Engineering Building National University of Ireland
    Galway
    H91 HX31
    Ireland

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Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
National University of Ireland Galway Eoghan Clifford Alice Perry Engineering Building National University of Ireland
Galway
H91 HX31
Ireland
eoghan.clifford@nuigalway.ie www.nuigalway.ie
Name Contact Name Email Country
Centre-Val de Loire Region Yann Baduel Yann.BADUEL@regioncentre.fr France
Delft University of Technology Natalia Romero Herrera n.a.romero@tudelft.nl Netherlands
University of Tours Jean-Philippe Fouquet jean-philippe.fouquet@univ-tours.fr France
CASTeL Dublin City University Eilish McLoughlin eilish.mcloughlin@dcu.ie Ireland
Energy Agency Region of Trier Achim Hill ahill@energieagentur-region-trier.de Germany
University of Luxembourg Stefan Maas stefan.maas@uni.lu Luxembourg
R2M Solution LTD Sander Smit sander.smit@r2msolution.com United Kingdom

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