The RURES project started in July 2017, partners from six European countries (Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic) joined their forces to improve energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy sources (RES) in rural areas. In course of the project, Local Support Groups (LSG) were established in each region, where local actors and institutions from the field of energy efficiency were invited to be part of the discussion on current project activities and energy efficiency measures. The partners collected best practices of alternative financing models for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures, and a handbook was prepared as well. In addition, feasibility studies were prepared in order to draw attention to the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy system related measures by alternative financial resources. The studies presented the best practices of partner countries, as well as the achievable return, economic added value and benefits by energy efficiency tools.
As an innovative tool, an online calculator was developed, which is available on the internet for individuals, businesses and public institutions free of charge. The calculator deals with the use of various energy sources (biomass, geothermal energy, photovoltaic energy and heat pumps). After answering a set of questions users can get information on the use of the selected one including its social and economic benefits.
City of Leisnig (GEr)
A ventilation system with heat recovery was installed at a public sports centre which is frequently used for sport activities by regional schools. It reduce the energy demand for the heating of the building and quality of the air.
The Slovenien partner has installed a PV-plant shaped in the form of a tree at a public place in Puconci, it equipped with PV-panels for current prodution which can be used for charging smartphones, bycicles and other e-mobile devises for the exploitation of renewable energy system (RES).
In Lenti pilot aim was to establish an energy-yard (energy competence centre) at public building formally used as a school. There various small scale RES power plants were
eastablished to demonstrate new technologies and to ensure the trust in novel RES solutions and there importance for creating a sustainable energy market.
Croatina partners established a new solutions for increased energy efficiency and RES at an frequntly visited administratvive building which act as demonstration building now. It allows to pratically see how the solutions can be integrated to public building stock and further office buildings.
Project partnership consist of eleven institutions from six Central Europe regions.
REGIONAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY - Germany
Interest groups including NGOs - Poland
Local public authority - Slovenia
LOCAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY - Hungary
Sectoral agency - Croatia
Sectoral agency - Slovenia
Local public authority - Germany
Local public authority - Poland
SECTORAL AGENCY - HUNGARY
Sectoral agency - croatia
Higher education and research - CZECH REPUBLIC