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

2010-10-19 | Window purchase group

This event is organised in 2 steps.

Session1 : the participants receive information about the techniques for replacing high-performance window glass or frames. Next, 3 selected contractors set out the specifics. At the end of this session, each participant can ask for 1 estimate.

Session 2 : the speakers bring their estimates and submit their questions to the “neutral” expert, the contractors and an energy consultant.

For more info read the following (french) leaflet

2010-05-27 | Kick-off for ISOL'Action in St-Léonard.

This Thursday evening, the ISOL'Action initiative was presented to the neighbourhood committee. All owners of the district are invite to participate to collective purchasing of energy audits or various types of insulation works (insulation of outer walls, roof insulation and greening, insufflation of floors). A folder (french) was edited in order to broadly communicate this initiative, which is also distributed in all letter boxes of the district.

2009-11-12 | SUN Energy Challenge

Information meeting and call for participation to the SUN energy challenge “Energie Wettbewerb” by Dirk Knapen (DuBoLimburg) to action 5 participation group in Eupen

2009-10-22 | Sun Energy Challenge

Presentation of the SUN energy challenge, “Défi énergie”, by Dieudonné Lequarré (EcoHom) et Dirk Knapen (DuBoLimburg) at Saint-Léonard (Liège) neighbourhood committee meeting.

2009-10-10 | SUN Energy Challenge

Public presentation of SUN project in Eupen by city officials and Dirk Knapen (DuBoLimburg) at the occasion of an open day at the neighbourhood house in Eupen Understadt. Dissemination of flyers presenting the SUN project amongst inhabitants and identification of people interested in the project.