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Durham Energy Institute


Durham to showcase innovative energy projects

(21 August 2018)

Energy experts from across Europe are heading to the city to showcase energy projects at an event hosted at Durham Energy Institute (DEI).

On Wednesday, September 5, Durham County Council chairman John Lethbridge and DEI Director Jon Gluyas will officially welcome European partners for the Interreg Europe funded programme REBUS (Renovation for Energy Efficient Buildings).

Partners from Italy, Sweden, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Region of Crete and Germany will be taking part in the two-day event.

The Council and DEI will be highlighting their joint-projects including a proposal to use mine-water to heat buildings and its innovative approach to installing solid wall insulation on homes.

Rich Hurst, REBUS project manager, said: “This event is a great opportunity for us and our local stakeholders to share experiences and learn from others so that we can continue to improve services across the county.”Maggie Bosanquet, the council’s team leader for the Low Carbon Economy Team, added: “We are delighted to be hosting more European visitors to our fabulous city and to have the opportunity to share the great work that we are doing with our partners and to learn from them in exchange.”

The event also includes a presentation from the council and a tour of Durham Energy Institute, at the Palatine Centre, Durham University.

Among those attending are Durham Community Action, Voluntary Organisations North East and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.