Eupen – Unterstadt

The Unterstadt (Ville-Basse) neighbourhood is located in the south-eastern part of Eupen, the county town of the German-speaking Community of Belgium. The district has 5,500 residents. It was developed in the 19th century as a show place of the textile industry because of the presence of water from two rivers, the Helle and the Vesdre. After the decline of the textile industry, the cable industry was established there, and is currently one of the Region’s main employers. This district, characterised by a considerable interweaving of industrial and residential units, is currently suffering from traffic congestion, empty housing and commercial units, and a negative image. The presence of the Helle and the Vesdre, the forest surroundings, the Hautes Fagnes/Eifel Nature Reserve, as well as the nearby dam on the Vesdre, all are favourable elements for making the Ville-Basse District a tourist resort, a place with attractive housing, and a sustainable urban district.

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2011-12-02 | SUN as case study for students

On 2 December the coordinator of the energy campaign introduced the SUN project to students of the “Environmental knowledge and management” department at the Arlon campus of the University of Liège. Some of the students studied the project in greater depth from this perspective. Read their report.

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2011-07-01 | Collective purchasing groups for energy audits in Hodimont

The group has been set up as part of the Isol'Hodimont project to help both home owners and landlords with properties in the district. The main aim of the initiative is to group together all of the audit and certification applications from the district and thus ensure a top-quality service for a lower unit price. In May 2011, the LEMA research group at the University of Liège issued a call for tenders to more than 80 audit and certification bodies in Liège and Verviers. Of the nine tender applications submitted, only one met the necessary criteria in terms of quality and comparative price. Thanks to a targeted promotional campaign within the district and the help of the Verviers Guichet de l'énergie [energy information service], the project now coordinates no fewer than 40 audit and certification applications

2011-06-01 | Energy tips and tricks for Hodimont residents

As part of Vevier’s Isol'Hodimont project, Revert – a non-profit organisation specialising in fuel poverty – was invited to run seven information sessions on how to make 'Clever use of energy' in the Hodimont district in June. Three additional sessions are also planned for later in the year. All organisations active within the district have been encouraged to recommend the sessions to their customers and members.

2011-02-04 | Insulation purchase group sites in St-Léonard

During December 2010, a group order for insulation work was placed with contractors to be carried out at some fifteen sites in the St-Léonard district of Liège. Thus over 1200 m2 of walls and flooring have been insulated. The product used for these various sites comes in liquid form and mainly consists of vegetable oils. Sprayed on at a temperature of 60°, it forms a soft flexible foam within 6 seconds.

2010-11-27 | Visit to Ecologically Renovated Construction Sites

In the form of a ballad, the residents of St-Léonard visit, in their own neighbourhood and on the surrounding slopes, 3 ecologically renovated construction sites. This event, which seeks to raise awareness for energy-saving and ecological renovation of buildings, also offers a chance to discover breathtaking landscapes just outside the city.