LEADING THE WAY TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND PROPAGATE THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (LED)
LED project It’s good opportunity to support, one of the main challenges in the cross-border area, the lack of progress in the field of renewable energy sources (RES) and energy-saving in public buildings. LED Project addresses this challenge, focusing on a specific group of public buildings: schools. Through children and the educational system, the adult population may be effectively sensitized which in turn will ensure the long-term impact of the Project.
The creation of the Cross-border Centers and Network will be of crucial importance for the sustainability and transferability of the Project results and outputs, developing connections, synergies and links between its members towards the promotion and dissemination of project outcomes to other competent authorities of the Programme area and beyond.
The overall objective of LED Project is to improve end-users’ behavior towards higher energy efficiency, which will ultimately result in the reduction ofenergy consumption in public buildings. Project activities will improve energy efficiency in public buildings, will promote the use of RES and raise social awareness on energy saving issues.
LED is aimed at raising public awareness on energy saving practices through a widespread environmental education campaign addressed to primary and secondary education, followed by a campaign focused on the adult population. The Project will be accompanied by the elaboration of a Cross-Border Plan to achieve common strategy between Greece and Albania (policy alignment) regarding energy efficiency and the use of RES, as well as by the creation of the LED Model towards this end,by proposing 3 specific kind of interventions
The Project is of broad area significance, including pilot actions with best practice potential, while cross-border cooperation is needed to effectively address this common challenge, thus a coherent consortium will be created to produce concrete outputs & achieve the anticipated results, involving competent, experienced and committed Partners from both sides of the borders.
LED Project is focused on a cross border cooperation towards energy efficiency, through small scale investments in energy efficiency and use of RES in public school buildings, the implementation of pilot actions for energy saving in public buildings, including the use of smart ICT tools and ultimately through joint public awareness initiatives.
Start Date: 01.06.2018 End Date: 30.05.2020