The challenges facing all SHINE partners include: increasing energy use, fluctuating prices, fuel poverty, energy security and finite resources, threats to our environment and community resilience. These are issues that cross borders and therefore demand a joint approach. In addition, since the partners share similar maritime climates and housing stock profiles, there are synergies and benefits in sharing solutions. Residential dwellings have a major part in our GHG emissions, so major reductions are possible by retrofitting homes and directly engaging with communities to reduce their energy usage.
The overall objective of SHINE is to reduce carbon emissions in residential dwellings. SHINE wants to accelerate the hesitant process of the participating regions on adoption of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in the retrofitting of residential dwellings. SHINE will develop and implement a crossborder approach to district renovations, which paves the way for a wider uptake. The impact of joint renovations is bigger by engaging a whole community. This effect is enhanced by the participation process which tackles the barriers of retrofitting and effective CO2 reductions.
The main outputs are the pilots of the renovated districts and the method to renovate districts with private owners. These will show that a more energy efficient housing stock is possible. To achieve the expected energy reduction after renovation, involvement of the residents during the renovation process is crucial.
Therefore a method to set up a participation process with a bottomup approach is elaborated in SHINE. Building professionals will be informed on the techniques and innovations on energy efficient building, by elaborating a method to set up local needdriven networks.
ARMINES-IA works on original ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency during several years now. Its area of expertise fits well with the need of the SHINE project and concerns experimental modeling, adaptive control and building performance diagnosis for energy efficiency improvement.
In this context, different approaches related to the data-driven approaches combined with dynamic thermal simulation; behavioral analysis and energy efficiency improvements have been already developed.
Our main works will consist in installing smart-meterings, analyzing the energy performance of the Damrémont Tower, property of Habitat du Littoral and exploring fast and efficient methods for energy performance evaluation and Aided decision tools for Renovation strategies.
In these aims, IA and HdL will develop a strong partnership, and will share their experience with other partners in UK and Belgium.
Project partners :
BE : Intermunicipal Organisation of the CampineRegion (IOK) ; City of SintNiklaas ; Thomas More Kempen ; OCMW Ieper, Kamp C, Cv Zonnige Kempen
UK : Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC), Hastings Borough, Citizen Advices, Amicus Horizon
FR : Habitat du Littoral (HdL) ; Communauté d’agglomération du Boulonnais, Armines-MinesDouai
NL : Clavis