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Video: Meeting Total Concept

EASME H2020 Energy Project Officer Janna Schonfeld goes to Tallinn, where the Total Concept team gathers for the meeting. The Total Concept method is a project for major reduction of energy use in non-residential buildings and was funded under European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme.

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Total Concept Meeting in Tallinn

On the 17th to 18th of November the Total Concept work group held a two day conference in Tallinn with Estonian Partners Riigi Kinnisvara and EKVÜ as hosts. In the meeting also the technical officer for the project from the European Commission took part.

Janna Schönfeld from EASME of the European Commission gave feedback on how the project is developing and also presented guidelines set by the Commission on European projects with information on financial and technical management. Ms. Schönfeld in particular discussed the interim report for the project. Each member presented the project buildings in their respective country and the Total Concept project as a whole.

Looking on the project in 2016 the group discussed upcoming events on which to promote the Total Concept on, e.g. Clima 2016. The group also discussed new material, such as an information brochure and updated tool kits. The group also elaborated on material and presentations for the training courses that is now in the planning phase for 2016. The meeting ended with reflections and information on the upcoming energy efficiency calls in the Horizon 2020 work program.

The next meetings will take place in Aalborg in May 2016.


Sweden: planning for Step 2 and 3 has started

Pre-studies (Step 1) are finished in the pilot buildings in Sweden and planning for Step 2 and 3 has started

Three pilot buildings are carried out in Sweden as part of the IEE Total Concept Nordic cooperation. The Step 1 of the Total Concept method, creating the action package, is finished in all of the buildings. The first pilot building, Högsbo 20:22 office building in Gothenburg (property owner Harry Sjögren AB) is now in Step 2 (carrying out the measures) and plans are made for monitoring and follow-up in Step 3. The second pilot building is Norrtäljeanstalten (property owner Specialfastigheter) is in the process of planning for Step 2. Some measures will be carried out this year and rest of the measures later on. In the third pilot building, Segevångsskolan (property owner Malmö Stad), the decision making for Step 2 is still in progress.

> Read more and download factsheets about the Pilot Buildings 

Participation in the 7PHN Sustainable Cities and Buildings

The Total Concept project team was participating at the 7th Passivhus Norden conference in Copenhagen, taking place 20-21th of August 2015 in Copenhagen. Several project partners presented their preliminary national results of the project and the pilot studies. Download the papers here:

Total Concept Meeting in Oslo

TC_foto_oslo_maj2015_1webOn the 26th to 27th of May the Total Concept work group held a two day conference in Oslo with Sintef as hosts. During the meeting the results so far and the upcoming tasks were presented and discussed in order to take the next steps in the project.

The participants presented and discussed the work packages where each work package has been assigned to one of the project partners. The outcomes of the work packages were one of the topics as well as the updates made to the tool kit materials and the further developments of the tool kits that will take place during 2015. The Total concept will also have a strong focus on making the information and tool kits as available as possible.

Each country member presented their national projects giving interesting insights in each country’s work with the Total concept. From step 1 each country will have projects in the next project phase (Step 2). There will also be TC_foto_oslo_maj2015_2webmeasurement plans for Step 3 taking place. Each member organisation also made a new risk assessment of their projects and new risks were brought to discussion.

Göran Andersson from Gicon in Göteborg in Sweden held a seminar where he shared his experiences working with rebuilding and making buildings energy efficient. Mr. Andersson have worked with a number of large scale projects being able to drastically lower energy consumption in buildings.

Magnus Brink from Byggherrarna and Anders-Johan Almås were introduced as new members in the project consortium replacing Monika Martinsson and Anna Svensson respectively. The conference was held at the Sintef office in Oslo with a splendid view over Oslo and we thank our Norwegian hosts for organizing the conference.  The next meetings will take place in Tallinn (18-19th of November 2015) and in Finland or Aalborg (TBD) (10-11th of May 2016).