Power to the People - the Neighbourhood Approach

26 August 2020

An important goal within the Stronghouse project is to improve social cohesion while encouraging and supporting citizens in the energy renovation of their homes. With a neighbourhood or community appr…

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Meet the Partners: ProjectZero

19 August 2020

The challenges we currently face on a global scale have underlined the urgent need for change. Real change must come through cooperating on all levels. In terms of mitigating the effects of climate c…

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Meet the Partners: The Province of Drenthe

21 July 2020

In the Stronghouse partner line-up, the Province of Drenthe has a leading role - literally. This regional government authority in the north of the Netherlands is no stranger to the North Sea Region I…

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Meet the Partners: The Municipality of Noordenveld

09 July 2020

Next in our line-up of introductions to the Stronghouse partners is the Municipality of Noordenveld. In this predominantly rural area, in the northern Dutch province of Drenthe, sustainability is a …

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EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

02 July 2020

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is organised by the European Commission and the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. From 22-26 June 2020, more than a t…

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Meet the Partners: IGEMO

02 July 2020

The Stronghouse project is well underway and while missing the face-to-face contact with our partners, we’ve discovered that online transnational cooperation is an excellent alternative. A ‘meet and g…

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MaREI Symposium & made-to-fit retrofit

15 June 2020

One upside to the current limitations regarding international travel is that we can now attend more transnational exchanges than ever…online. By choosing on theme and relevance from the events being o…

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Successful schemes & subsidies

09 June 2020

Subsidies to support the energy transition are often a great success but many government agencies are more inclined towards loans and revolving funds. Measures to reduce energy consumption or generate…

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Going Local - Kick-Starting the Economy

08 June 2020

In a recent online meeting, Stronghouse partners updated each other on their differing national lockdown status. As the most stringent measures are gradually easing, we discussed the opportunities and…

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Getting an EU perspective

03 June 2020

EU-wide, 15 billion euros of public resources are spent annually on energy renovation for all types of buildings. However, the impacts of these investments are not yet enough to reach EU emission targ…

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