3rd Partner Meeting in Southend-on-Sea, UK 3rd - 5th October 2018

Event duration: 3 days
Venue: Southend Borough Council, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, UK
The international 2IMPREZS partnership will convene for a 3rd time since the project’s launch in November 2017. A comprehensive status update, study visits to local 2IMPREZS pilot schools and interactive sessions will take place to provide ideas for how to launch the Interactive Energy Optimization Demonstration Model (IEODM)

The meeting will be initiated at the Southend Borough Council, where partners will conduct an evaluation of the first report and prepare for the second reporting period. The partnership will also review monitoring plan progress and assess milestones regarding project outputs and deliverables. Day one will conclude will an in-depth discussion of what is expected from partners over the next six months.

On the follow day of the three-day partner meeting, the 2IMPREZS partnership will focus on the fine-tuning of the Interactive Energy Optimization Demonstration Model – IEODM. Taking place at the iLab of the University of Essex, the cross-border collaboration session on the IEODM development & launch will include product demonstration and exploring the possibility to reach the 30% energy savings in schools using the IEODM. There will be three main sessions, each lasting approximately an hour to include time for constructive feedback.

The 3rd International 2IMPREZS Partnership Meeting will come to a close with a study visit to Chalkwell Hall Junior High, the successful 2IMPREZS pilot school in Southend-on-Sea. Here, the Southend-on-Sea partners will demonstrate good practices through the engagement work that is being undertaken by the Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE). A second study visit to Temple Sutton Primary School will allow the partners an inside-look into how an energy efficiency project has been delivered and financed.