South Poland Cleantech Cluster in cooparation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark invited municipalities to participate in an interactive workshops on energy efficiency, which was held on June 16, 2015 at 11.00 – 15.00 am at the headquarters of SPCleantech, Nordic House, ul. św. Anny 5 in Krakow.
The motto of the workshop was: “Sustainable local energy plans – energy management in municipalities”. The workshop was part of building capacity within the project Smart Living, launched by the Embassy during the first half of 2014.
The “Smart Living – in a circle of innovation” is a three-year project of cooperation between Polish and Danish governments for the exchange of ideas and experiences centered around energy sector, the environment and healthy lifestyle.
Krakow workshop was aimed primarily at representatives of local governments responsible for measures to increase the energy efficiency of buildings.
Local energy planning programs are a key element in building energy-efficient economy. The energy efficiency of the Polish economy is about two times lower than the average in the European Union, and the buildings are responsible for almost 40% of total energy consumption. This gives a huge potential for savings. The Danish experience with the implementation of specific projects and the results of such projects that will be presented during the workshop, can be inspiring when taking action adaptation at the local level. The Danish experiences were presented by companies: Danfoss, Velux, Rockwool and the Danish municipality Odsherred.
Therefore, we hope that the June workshop will be a concrete platform for the exchange of experiences between Polish and Danish partners and make them inspired to develop ideas related to energy and environment issues and create new prospects for economic growth and social development and health.
Presentations from the workshop – in Polish and English: