Creating Greener Businesses & Communities
The Kyoto Protocol committed the EU to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 8% by 2012. High fuel costs will have an increasing affect on businesses and individuals across the partner regions. There is an urgent need for practical, affordable solutions leading towards an economically and environmentally sustainable model for our communities.
"The introduction of energy efficiency is not about looking for one single answer.
Positive action to reduce energy demand is currently hampered by limited funding and a lack of robust knowledge about how well different approaches work in different circumstances. This project aims to fill a gap on the energy-efficiency scene, by demonstrating the highest impact ways of cooperating to reduce our energy needs.
The 3 year project, begun in September 2008, has a €3.6million budget that is co-funded by project partners and the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme.