Outputs and Results
The e-Lighthouse Project will support actions which contribute to the decrease in carbon dioxide emissions from the building sector. Mentioned acts are:
- to increase energy efficiency in buildings
- to uptake the renewable energy in buildings
Output 1 - Procedures to increase energy efficiency in buildings
As the key output of the project, the consortium of six NPA regions and 10 project partners influenced to retrofit 239 public buildings in their regions.
In the private sector with the consultation of building supervisory authorities, the project influenced the decision-makers to retrofit 2278 domestic houses and get better energy classification in 2268 new residential houses, in comparison to minimum requirements of the national building regulations.
Output 2 - Monitoring procedures to track the effectiveness of actions
The e-Lighthouse partners developed 11 smart solutions to improve local and regional energy monitoring solutions, methodologies and practices. One of them was a software tool developed for Cork County Council which is considered to be used also in Scotland, The Highland Council being the first to test-use it.
Further, project development work included 5 models to re-use waste as energy.
The project partners encouraged other local and regional organizations to sign national commitments to save energy or to join Covenant of Mayors (CoM), in order to save energy at the political decision-making level.
Output 3 - Procedures for increasing energy effieciency in the construction of new buildings and the retrofitting of the old ones
As a consequence of signed national/international SEAPs (Sustainable Energy Action Plan), each partner had targets to be achieved by decreased energy consumption in buildings, public lighting and added recycling of waste. Developed smart solutions were in the key role to decrease energy consumption.
Oulu Building Supervision has long been the pioneer in Finland to provide expertise and tools (instructions, methods, practises) how encourage stakeholders of buildings to have better energy classification than the minimum required by national regulations. Those tools include so called quality instruction cards which were distributed to other project partners. In addition, e-Lighthouse worked to raise awareness of energy efficiency and encourage most stakeholders in the regions to use best practises gathered.