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Low energy hotels in southern europe (LOWEHOTELS)
Start date: 01 Nov 2007, End date: 31 Oct 2010 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The European Union is facing a critical situation regarding energy supply and dependency on imported fuels in the coming years. All studies show an increase in the energy supply uncertainty. For the recreational sector especially in the Southern part of Europe this situation represents a major risk to the industry and actions are urgently needed to reduce the energy consumption and lower the dependency on imported fuels in this sector.The project will provide a novel approach to demonstrate a new generation of energy conscious and sustainable hotel facilities. The structure of the project provides three phases of energy solutions representing three increasingly high levels of ambitions. The first phase actions will seek to reduce energy consumption by implementing existing good practice, e.g. insulation measures, efficient boilers, glazing replacement, shading etc. Second phase will focus on integration of renewable energy in the building envelope.
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