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Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument). eu.baltic.net

In addition, the project is supported by the German Federal Programm Transnational Cooperation of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. www.interreg.de

New technologies in the area of energy efficiency and supply infrastructure

The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Germany) organized in October 2009 a study tour for experts from Riga to exchange on various practical examples in the area of energy efficiency and supply.

During the visit the experts from Latvia had the opportunity to get an insight into the experiences of Brandenburg research institutions, public organizations and private companies. Following examples were presented:

  • Geothermal technologies:
    At the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) the participants had the opportunity to discus the possible application of a geothermal drilling programme in Latvia.
  • Improvement of energy efficiency in multi storey buildings:
    The housing company ProPotsdam informed about the new German standards for improving energy efficiency in multi storey buildings. To gain insight into practical solutions, three renovated apartments were presented. As ventilation was a main topic for the guests from Riga, the final discussion with the representatives of the housing company highlighted different solutions for this topic.
  • Street lightening:
    The newest technologies in energy efficient street lightning, especially LED, was presented during a meeting with the Semperlux AG in Berlin. The street lightning of Semperlux is in particularly suitable for historical city centers such as Riga.
  • Monitoring of energy consumption:
    The so called “Praxishaus” is a building, of the size of one-family dwelling, which contains the newest technology to measure and monitor the energy consumption of the building. The “Praxishaus” is operated by the “Competence Center for the Rational Use of Energy in Götz.

The Potsdam Chamber of Commerce and Industry is ready to welcome also other project partners for similar study tours.

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