Co-creation webinar on the sustainable heating transition

News - 27 March 2020 - Webredactie

Heating is a fundamental aspect of the human need for shelter in our colder climates. Providing heat is a key aspect of social life. It reaches far into people's homes and private lives, involving everyday habits and negotiations between building occupants and family members. Heat is a cultural service that cannot be seen through the lens of economic efficiencies and return on investments only. In the transition to sustainable heating, homeowners and local communities therefore form essential parts of the system. Their contribution to this low carbon transition by adopting sustainable heating technology for their homes and buildings is key to making it happen, and co-creation provides the space. In contrast to traditional policy-making processes, co-creation engages and empowers local communities and allows them to co-design or even co-decide the planning and implementation of sustainable heating strategies. How does this translate into practice, especially during a pandemic crisis?

We are pleased to announce our first cross-border co-creation webinar focused on the sustainable heating transition on April 3rd from 9.30-12.30. The program will cover insights from collective heating pioneers ThermoBello and the neighbourhood platform Buurkracht. We are also discussing how co-creation can be applied in times of social distancing. Explaining how to use novel online tools, such as participatory value evaluation, we provide information how to enable residents in a simple manner to give advice on different strategies for making homes natural gas-free. Correspondingly, the webinar includes a break out session where we split the panel into three parallel session. These sessions are tied to key-themes from current co-creation pilot projects.

Please join this webinar through clicking on the link and share it with those who might be interested as well.

This webinar is part of SHIFFT (Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil-Free Technologies) an Interreg 2 Seas project, running from 2019-2022, to assist cities in the development of low carbon heating strategies.