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REBUS Energy Efficiency project


Find out more about REBUS (Renovation for Energy Efficient Buildings) - a european partnership project to improve the energy efficiency of publicly owned buildings by exchanging best practice and experience.

Benefits of getting involved

If you are involved in running community owned buildings, you can:

  • Learn how to improve the energy efficiency of your own buildings
  • Gain access to the best practice and experience from a range of participating European partners
  • Share your own best practices and experience with other municipalitices across Europe
  • Access information on new alternative energy technologies
  • Increase the capacity of your staff to improve building energy efficiency

How to get involved

If you run or are a stakeholder for a community building, you're invited to participate in the local stakeholder group. The Local Stakeholder Group meetings are held twice a year after project steering group meetings with european partners have taken place.

To express an interest in joining the Local Stakeholder Group in Durham please LinkText=contact the Low Carbon Team;.

About the Project

This european partnership project commenced in April 2016 and is due to run until March 2021.

The first three years involve developing an action plan, with the following two years monitoring the success of the project.

Funded through Interreg Europe, the project is worth a total of 209,546 Euros to DCC (of which 85% is funding by European Regional Development Fund, and 15% by Durham County Council).

The project is led by the Florentine Energy Agency in Italy and involves partners from Germany (Osterholz), Greece (Crete), Hungary (Miskolc), Poland (Krakow), Romania (Braila), Sweden (Malmo) and the UK (Durham).

Project Partner Steering Group meetings are held approximately every six months, with each partner country taking turns to demonstrate their knowledge and experience within their locality, and share learning with project partners.

Our involvement in the project

Our involvement in the project is being led by the Low Carbon Economy Team, who will particularly focus on the energy efficiency of our asset transfer buildings.

In these early stages of the project, partners are identifying potential good practices that might be of interest to the other project partners.

For example overseas partners have expressed a particular interest in learning more about the energy efficiency work that Durham undertakes with local schools through its Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists (OASES) Project and the Sustainability and Climate Change Team. 

The REBUS Project project is just one of our current European grant funded partnership projects.

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  • EU Regional Development Fund
  • Rebus
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