The ECOBEE Project aims to further the development of eco-construction and energy efficiency in buildings in the channel area by pooling existing knowledge, tools and techniques to assist businesses in the construction and housing sectors and by sharing newly gained knowledge to support behavioural change among building users.
The project aims to inform key players in construction companies, public and private sector procurers as well as users of buildings and building-integrated technologies. It will encourage funding bodies to support the further development of eco-construction and energy efficiency in buildings.
We all use buildings and need to understand how to change the way we build and live in them.
The ECOBEE PROJECT is supported by the European Cross-border Cooperation Programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) – England, co-funded by the ERDF.
Key Project Outputs
- Cross border diagnosis of the eco-construction sector with an analysis of support measures for the improvement of energy efficiency and the barriers to the adoption of energy efficient and sustainable practices.
Effective and dynamic communication is the best way to effect behaviour change.
The website www.ecobeeproject.eu has been developed by BrightonArt and will provide information on project progress and outputs, including a weekly blog.
There will be a database of organisations involved in the eco building and energy efficiency sector to use as a tool by those within the industry as well as those developing future projects.
If you wish to be included in this database, please send details of your organisation to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A UK event in 2014 to raise knowledge and awareness of ways to improve the sustainability and energy efficiency of our buildings.
- A second event will be based in France and is about getting the sustainable construction and energy efficiency message across to young people. It will be a combined effort between GIP-FCIP and Les 7 Vents du Cotentin and be in the Autumn of 2014.
- Open Door events in both countries linked to ‘Eco Open Houses’ in England and ‘La Fete de l’Energie’ in France.
- Plymouth University will be hosting the final event in March 2015 designed to reach a very wide audience of professionals and decision makers. It will involve all the ECOBEE Project partners with an exhibition and series of seminars, demonstrating sustainable construction and energy efficiency tools identified and developed by the ECOBEE Project partnership.
ECOBEE Project Partners
Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust – Project Lead Partner
Ecole Superieure d’Ingenieurs des Travaux de la Construction Caen (ESITC Caen)
GIP FCIP Basse-Normandie
Les 7 Vents du Cotentin
Low Carbon Trust
Pas de Calais Habitat
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
University of Plymouth