26th of April 2018
- The workshop organized on april 10th in Bertramjordet housing cooperative was well received by its neighbors
REZBUILD Project organized last april 10th a workshop in Oslo to inform about the refurbishment methodology that is going to be validated in a demo building located in Bertramjordet housing cooperative. The goal of the renovation is the reduction of more than 60% in consumption and cost of energy, improving comfort for the tenants and making the building energy performance as a key element of the total property value.
The event was focused on the owners of the houses living in the neighbourhood that will be refurbished within the framework of the project. The purpose of the session was to provide brief introduction to REZBUILD, raise awareness on the impacts of the Project among the final users and to get input from residents.
The workshop was a good chance to present REZBUILD and its general objectives and specific measures in Oslo, in order to improve the knowledge about the project. Furthermore, representatives of the consortium had the opportunity to discuss about the project, as well as the related perceived risks through group dynamics and interactions.
The members of REZBUILD Consortium distributed among the participants an information brochure explaining what actions are going to be carried out in housing cooperative. In general, those attending the workshop showed great interest in the rehabilitation work that is being carried out within the framework of the project.
The participants of the event shared with the members of the consortium their vision of the project, which they consider will be very important for the energy efficiency of their homes. In addition, the neighbors appreciated the work that is being done to have a smarter house with automation systems.
Likewise, some of the participants raised their doubts and concerns regarding the project, which will be taken into account as an important part of the project.
About Rezbuild participative processes
The event is framed within the participative processes carried out in the project which involve local communicaties, researchers, private sector and citizens. In this sense, local communities’ acceptance and the understanding of Oslo population about this project is – essential to succeed in the development of refurbishment and renovation actions. In addition, the owners of the buildings, who are the key stakeholders of the pilot tests, will be pivotal to promote actions of social innovation, through the user’s awareness on energy efficiency.