The NEES (Natural Energy Efficiency and Sustainability) Project, with the support of the European Commission’s Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) is launching its 2nd open Call for Best Practices for producers, manufacturers and service providers whose products and services that enhance energy efficiency in buildings.
The competition is open to prospective Best Practice Producers and Service Providers who promote energy efficiency in building through the use of natural renewable or recycled products and services to support these.
Qualifying enterprises should be based or active within the EU Northern Periphery, and must complete a short Pre-Qualification Questionnaire on-line, and (if eligible) download a Full Questionnaire which should be completed and returned by e-mail before the deadline.
Download the Application Forms on the NEES web site, that are available in
Submission are sought from enterprises producing or installing locally produced ‘natural’ products, or providing services that improve the energy efficiency of new and existing domestic buildings. The term “natural” covers both renewable and recycled materials, such as, timber from renewable forests, hemp and lime, straw bales and recycled paper. The services included span a range stretching from timber-frame and bioclimatic design, to energy and sustainability assessments and training that encourages change in local behaviour.
The 2nd Call is open, on-line, from September 27th to December 6th of this year. Enterprises or practises must be based, or have significant operations, in the European Northern Periphery Programme area. This area includes the west coast of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Scandinavian countries and Greenland. A map of the Region and full details on eligibility will be found on the NEES web site Region (see this LINK).
Submissions made on the Questionnaire will be evaluated by an Expert Panel of seven recognised Experts from the different partner regions, who will determine which ones in constitute Best Practice o the basis of the comprehensive NEES criteria.