REEWise Village: Fostering and facilitating energy citizenship development in local communities
Funder: CEC NPP Northern Periphery & Arctic Pro
Duration: 01 January 2016 to 31 January 2019
Staff Involved: Steven Devlin, Prof NJ Hewitt
This project considered measures to develop local building retrofit strategies to deliver decarbonisation. Two scales of energy efficiency were considered. Small scale order of retrofit in homes and larger scale order of retrofit of heat networks. For small scale applications, Ulster University addressed assessment of homes and generated an affordable investment plan for social landlords/home occupiers in reducing and possibly decarbonising energy. A number of houses were to be addressed over the length of the project using local products. Large scale heat networks will again follow a similar plan of first identifying an affordable investment pathway for local government to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions through movement of waste heat.