EU project REBECEE
Summary: The REBECEE project was initiated to spread energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in real estate in the Northern and Eastern European countries. This also addressed the new markets of enlarged Europe.
Description: REBECEE (Renewable Energy and Building Exhibitions in Cities of the Enlarged Europe) was the follow-up project to the European Solar Building Exhibitions (ALTENER 2002-030) and was approved in the EIE program 2005/2006 in May 2006. The project started in mid-November 2006 and the project duration was 3 years. REBECEE aimed at spreading energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in real estate in the Northern and Eastern European countries. This also addressed the new markets of enlarged Europe.
Five partner cities or local project partners took part in the project:
- Kiel (InBA Innovative Building Exhibition Kiel 2008)
- Ljubljana (Slovenia),
- Alingsas (Sweden),
- Tallinn (Estonia) and
- European Foundation for Living (EFL) in the Netherlands
The construction exhibitions of the partner cities showed over 50 different energy-efficient building types with more than 300 residential units and the use of renewable energies.
Three other twin cities had official observer status:
- Sofia (Bulgaria).
- Vilnius (Lithuania)
- Riga (Latvia).
- To spread the technologies of energy-efficient construction and regenerative supply solutions across Europe.
An intensive international exchange of knowledge between the Western and Eastern European partners was an important part of the project. Cross-border networks have been set up to create new sector-specific jobs through effective economic development.
REBECEE went through the second phase in 2008 under the project coordination of ZEBAU GmbH. The exhibitions were prepared in Kiel, Alingsås, Tallinn and Ljubljana and in Kiel ZEBAU as project manager was able to successfully carry out the “InBA 2008” and thus also present a successful construction exhibition to the other partners.