Despite the many subsidies and support to renovation offered by the public authorities, it has to be said that the existing urban districts’ building fabric is being renovated slowly and with difficulty. The SUN project will consequently experiment with another type of intervention, which is based more on the group dynamics, given that this could be an interesting lever for inducing behavioural change.  As a first stage, energy challenges will be organized in the various districts, in order not only to conduct a first wave of raising awareness of the energy question, but also to establish preferential contact with groups of residents. These initiatives should already enable a certain public awareness in relation to energy use to be induced. As a second stage, it will be a question of guiding candidate groups of residents towards a renovation approach, and in particular, towards the insulation of their housing.

Leader of this action

DuBoLimburg (Belgium)

Operational Team

Energy savings - presentation film

2010-01-07 | SUN goes online

The SUN projectteam is proud to present the brand new, modern and dynamic website over the project. Enjoy discovering and surfing.

2009-09-29 | Climate module DPL

Contribution by Pieter Valkering (University Maastricht) as an advisor to the workshop 'Climate module DPL' at the Province of Limburg. The workshop adressed the further development of the sustainability monitoring tool DPL (IVAM UvA BV) requested by the Province of Limburg.

2009-09-29 | Lifelong learning Networks

Conference paper entitled “LIFELONG LEARNING NETWORKS FOR SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT” to which contributed Christine Ruelle (LEMA-ULg) and Pieter Valkering (University Maastricht), which was presented at the Lüneburg Workshop on Environmental and Sustainability Communication “Communication and learning in networks – Potentials and challenges for environmental sustainability”.

2009-03-31 | Presentation of the SUN project

Christine Ruelle (LEMA-ULg), accompanied by Dirk Knapen (DuBoLimburg), Dieudonné Lequarré (Eco' Hom) and Christoph Küpper (FHS-Aachen), presented the project SUN at the occasion of the North-European Forum on Sustainable Disctricts which was held on March 31st and April 1st in Dunkerque. That was a unique opportunity to exchange views with many other participants from various regions, implied in other projects of sustainable neighbourhoods.