BE REEL! - Belgium renovates for energy efficient living! - is a LIFE integrated project in which different partners work on several ambitious subprojects.
Belgium must reach the climate goals!
Belgian energy use is 70% above European average – You can already tell that improvement is not only possible, it is vital. BE REEL! and its partners support these ambitious plans, aspiring a renovation rate increase for which the most appropriate structural measures are developed, test, evaluated, refined and demonstrated.
Furthermore knowledge will be passed via training sessions for building professionals and other relevant sectors on the one hand, and knowledge via action stimulating communication for citizens and stakeholders on the other hand. Finally a project management team to manage, monitor and evaluate all developed tools and actions will be set up.
The regional renovation strategies
The energy consumption of Belgian houses is 70% above the EU average. This represents an enormous potential for energy savings and for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Flemish and Walloon 2050 renovation strategies for residential buildings have been approved by the Flemish and Walloon governments respectively. The strategies set a priority on an average decline in energy consumption of 75% and a strong increase in the production of renewable energy. This would mean a decline of at least 80% in greenhouse gas emissions by the residential sector.
Both regions are currently developing instruments and measures to drastically increase the degree of renovation. This will bring benefits in the areas of energy and climate, and also create socio-economic benefits in the long term.
BE REEL! include several integrated projects, divided into the following categories:
- prepatory projects;
- pilots, demonstration projects and capacity building.
Each project is managed by one or multiple beneficiaries.
LIFE IP CA 2016 BE REEL! is being realised with support from the European Union funding instrument LIFE.
What is a LIFE-integrated project? Integrated projects were created to implement the environmental and climate legislation and objectives on a larger scale and to increase the impact of the LIFE programme in the EU. They act as a catalyst for the implementation of plans, programmes and strategies developed on a regional, multiregional or national scale as a result of EU legislation. Central to the integrated project are the involvement of stakeholders, the effects in the long term and the coordination with complementary actions and projects that contribute to the realisation of the same strategic plan.