During the annual Vaasa Energy Week in March 23, 2018, Novia University of Applied Sciences arranged a seminar with the title “Nordic Renovation Day” (NRD). It attracted appr. 40 building and energy experts from Finland, Sweden and Norway. The focus of the NRD event was in various approaches and methods in retrofitting and also how to deal with moisture issues while building and renovation.
The event was supported by Northern-European Energy Cluster-project (N-EEC) which is a joint dissemination project with three European development projects, namely: Energy Lighthouse Cities in the NPA Region (e-Lighthouse), Increasing Competence in Northern Building and Construction (ICNB) and Renovation Center - A Nordic Center for Energy Efficient Renovation (RC). The three mentioned international projects introduced their results, lessons learnt and best practices in energy efficiency and moisture management. Probably the most important highlight of the event was introductions of ByggaF and Kuivaketju10, nationwide moisture management concepts in Sweden and Finland. After the morning lecturers, more focused discussions were later conducted in three parallel workshops in the afternoon.
The key organizer of NRD Annika Glader was happy with the participation and success of the event:
“Since both Finland and Sweden are now in the process of starting up long-term national programs on sustainable buildings, these types of international discussion events are important in order to set the starting point. The actors in all three workshops stated that they will continue with cross-border cooperation within their themes.”
Experts from research, education, industry and government seemed to be happy of the discussions and the results of the event. N-EEC –project will continue by arranging four events during 2018, one in each site: Cork/Ireland, Reykjavik/Iceland, Umeå-Luleå/Sweden and Alta/Norway.