Best practices

Exemplary projects and initiatives are implemented and replicated at local and regional level. The following best practices are categorised by topic and geographic area.

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Rénov’Occitanie, the Occitanie Region’s public service for energy renovation

Rénov’Occitanie, the Occitanie Region’s public service for energy renovation

Rénov’Occitanie is a one-stop-shop led by the Occitanie Region and the Occitanie Regional Energy and Climate Agency (AREC) that provides information on home energy renovation.

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Solar Power in SMEs in Eastern Central Sweden

Solar Power in SMEs in Eastern Central Sweden

The Örebro County Energy Agency, the Mälardalen Energy Agency and other energy Swedish agencies aim to significantly increase the rate of investment in solar energy in SMEs in Eastern Central Sweden, thereby contributing to reduced carbon emissions and increased competitiveness of the region’s economy.

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Urban regeneration in the Basque Country and beyond

Urban regeneration in the Basque Country and beyond

Urban regeneration is one of the key sectors for an energy-efficient Europe. Basque Opengela collected best practices on the topic in Europe.

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Energy renovation support service for public tertiary buildings in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Energy renovation support service for public tertiary buildings in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

The European project financed by the Horizon 2020 programme, BAPAURA, trials an energy renovation support services and develops a replicable business model in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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The first Greek islands powered by 100% renewables

The first Greek islands powered by 100% renewables

The Aegean Energy and Environment Agency will support the Municipality of Central Corfu & Diapontia Islands to the full decarbonization of Ereikoussa and Othonoi island power systems, and the development of a smart marina in Mathraki island.

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The largest floating test laboratory for the offshore industry

The largest floating test laboratory for the offshore industry

After 6 years of Basque collaboration in R&D, the launch of HARSHLAB is here!

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Local citizen-owned energy communities in France

Local citizen-owned energy communities in France

“Centrales Villageoises” are local companies whose shareholders are mainly citizens, local municipalities and local companies.

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Low-energy family house in Zagorje

Low-energy family house in Zagorje

Discover the renewable energy source systems of a family house in Croatia, with heat pumps and solar collectors for space heating and hot water preparation, in the framework of the REPLACE project.

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Samsø: A Leader recognised by the UN Global Climate Action Award

Samsø: A Leader recognised by the UN Global Climate Action Award

Read how the island of Samsø became the world’s first renewable energy island in 10 years through the support of the Samsø Energy Academy.

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Heat pump in Zagreb’s upper town courtyard

Heat pump in Zagreb’s upper town courtyard

Read about the renovation of a residential building built in 1850 to a more efficient heating system, with an air-to-water heat pump, in the context of the REPLACE project.

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Reduced heating bills by using pellets

Reduced heating bills by using pellets

Read about the family house in the city of Zagreb using natural gas as the main source of energy, in the framework of the REPLACE project.

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Family house with solar panels in Rijeka

Family house with solar panels in Rijeka

Learn about the example of a sustainable family house in Rijeka, Greece, fueled by solar panels in the framework of the REPLACE project.

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