Roeselare is in the hood – an energizing holistic approach
Within the context of Stronghouse, and as part of a broader energy renovation and sustainability programme in the ‘Verzonken Kasteel’, the authorities in Roeselare have set up a demonstration house in the neighbourhood, together with the industry and local affiliates. This house provides a stage for professionals to give a more direct energy-efficiency and renovation advice to homeowners and tenants in the community.
By raising awareness in terms of power-slurping appliances and behavioural measures that can effectively cut energy consumption, the local consortium aims not only to help residents save money but also to create a healthy indoor climate and make more sustainable energy choices. Workshops are organized regularly to engage with homeowners. Moreover, data-collecting sensors and dongles have also been provided so that citizens can do their own home check, and identify potential energy leaks and high power-use devices.
Data collection gives insight into energy use
Working together, raising awareness, creating a sense of agency and supporting those most in need are all crucial when confronting the current and future energy challenges. Together we’re stronger!