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IMEA - Integrated Measures for an Energy Efficiency Approach

The topic of energy efficiency is on top of the agenda of many governments. However, making it operational requires not only dedicated funding, but also innovative approaches, methodologies, and energy efficiency solutions to support and guide these types of urban interventions. These kind of model interventions are sometimes the result of strong cooperation between governmental authorities, public research institutes, municipalities, enterprises of public services and private actors and, they generally include a mix of innovative engineering work investment, increased awareness, funding models and a culture based on cooperation and winning partnerships, among multiple and diverse stakeholders. This ‘recipe’ is strongly imbedded in the IMEA project, constituting the vehicle towards achievement of better energy efficiency.

Debating energy efficiency in Lisbon: new perspectives and practices on energy efficiency From the 25th to the 28th of June, by invitation of GEBALIS –Enterprise for Social Housing Management of Lisbon Municipality, the third IMEA Community of Practice took place. This dynamic workshop was characterized by knowledge sharing among project partners and had the aim of discovering and discussing innovative energy efficiency methods and approaches. While the first day was dedicated to knowledge enhancement of project partners, the next day focused on  practitioners, policy makers, academic world and social society with the aim of disseminating IMEA interim project results to the wider public. 

Study visits on social housing quarter and a smart energy grid 

  1. One visit took the participants to a Lisbon social housing quarter (Bairro da Boavista) where a large rehabilitation project  is currently taking place (16 residential buildings) using black-cork as raw material of to improve passive energy efficiency on the external façades.
  2. The second visit led the IMEA Partners to Évora, to learn more about the INOVGRID Project, promoted by several Portuguese partners. This project has resulted in a smart energy grid with information and equipment capable of automating energy management by different consumers (from residential to commercial users, from services to enterprises). 

Read more about IMEA in our upcoming newsletter and visit us on the saving energy together-website.