VIOLET – an extra year for new policy improvements

The VIOLET project was granted an extra year of activities in the framework of the 5th Interreg Europe call, to keep working on energy efficiency in traditional and historical buildings. The objective was to tackle the new challenges that emerged with COVID-19. Are you wondering what we have done so far? Here’s some of the most relevant topics analysed by partners!

  • Importance of a multi-sector approach to urban planning, to define new ways to regain attractiveness of urban historical centres;
  • Need to analyse building energy consumption profiles that as have altered, as activities and energy use shifted to the residential stock;
  • New technological solutions necessary for indoor climate (i.e. effective ventilation, air quality), in line with regulations to reopen society;
  • Importance of addressing the shortage of construction materials;
  • Ever greater need for re-skilling workers to meet the new requirements for post COVID, safe, smart buildings.

Resolvo supported partners all along the process to maximise their chances of obtaining changes at policy level in their territory. Thanks to the coordination activities carried out, to the exchange and learning sessions moderated during the project and to the hard work of all partners, interesting policy changes will be presented soon! Partners are currently working in Nicosia (CY) after having met in June in Seville for the first time after the start of the pandemic.

Stay tuned to see how VIOLET will impact future funding schemes in Europe!