3rd International Partner Meeting in UK for 2IMPREZS

Friday, November 2, 2018 - Published by Debbie Glen
Field Trip! The 2IMPREZS Partnership headed to Southend-on-Sea, in the UK to exchange experiences and prepare for the regional 2019 and international 2020 Energy Challenges.

The international 2IMPREZS partnership convened in October 2018 for a third time since the project’s launch in November 2017.  They assembled for a comprehensive status update, study visits to local 2IMPREZS pilot schools and interactive sessions to provide ideas for how to launch the Interactive Energy Optimization Demonstration Model – IEODM. 

The meeting was held at the Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, where partners conducted an evaluation of the first report and prepare for the second reporting period. The partnership also reviewed monitoring plan progress and assess milestones regarding project outputs and deliverables. One of the main goals of the meeting was achieved with an in-depth discussion of what is expected from partners over the next six months as they gear up for the regional 2019 Energy Challenges.

Southend-on-Sea’s High Street in the morning fog

Southend-on-Sea’s High Street in the morning fog

 

The ‘’IEODM’’ – A tool for kids to help make their future!

On the second day of the three-day partner meeting, the 2IMPREZS partnership focused 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 included product demonstration and exploring the possibility to reach the 30% energy savings in schools using the IEODM.

Partners evaluated specific cases in which the IEODM model would be effective, tested out the prototype of the model and most importantly – brainstormed a catchy new name for the current (tongue-twisting) ‘’IEODM’’. The new and improved model will be showcased in the near future...stay tuned!

Exploring the current IEODM and brainstorming

Exploring the current IEODM and brainstorming scenarios for its use by kids to measure carbon production and energy consumption in the classroom

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Field Trip!

The 3rd International 2IMPREZS Partnership Meeting came to a close with a study visit to the launch of the second year of the UK version of the 2IMPREZS Energy Challenges in Chalkwell Hall Junior High, the successful 2IMPREZS pilot school in Southend-on-Sea.

Here, Peter Littlewood of Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE) led an engaging presentation on the danger of plastic especially in our oceans—a great kick-off to the Southend-on-Sea’s plastic initiative in schools as a part of the Energy Challenges.

 

Peter Littlewood of Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE) inspiring the pupils of Chalkwell Hall Junior School

Peter Littlewood of Young People's Trust for the Environment (YPTE) inspiring the pupils of Chalkwell Hall Junior School to take a stand against plastic

 

A second study visit to Temple Sutton Primary School allowed the partners an inside-look into how our Southend partners have financed and delivered a successful energy efficiency renovation to the school.

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Partners walking the halls of Temple Sutton Primary School to explore Southend’s energy renovation success story

 

All in all, the 3rd International 2IMPREZS Partner Meeting in Southend-on-Sea was a great success, as the partners are now better equipped and prepared for the next big challenge in the project: an inspiring and energising launch of the 2019 Energy Challenges spanning the North Sea Region.