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EURONET 50/50 - SCHOOLS STARTED THE ENERGY SAVING ACTIONS

Vaasa Energy Institute is one of nine partners executing a project called EURONET 50/50 - European Network of Education Centres. The project started in summer 2009 and it is funded by EU (Intelligent Energy Europe - program, 75 %) and companies (Vaasan Sähkö Oy, Ab Stormossen Oy, EPV Energia Oy and Seinäjoen Energia Oy, in total 25 %. The project participants come from Spain, Finland, Italy, Hungary, Portugal, Greece, Slovenia, Germany and Poland.

EURONET 50/50 - project aims at applying the 50/50 methodology to 50 educational centres, creating a European network of schools aiming for energy savings and fighting against climate change. The five pilot schools have now been chosen from Finland, and they have started their energy saving actions at spring 2010 in cooperation with the municipalities' technical agencies and educational agencies:

    
  • Huutoniemen koulu, Vaasa
  • Länsimetsän koulu, Vaasa
  • Isonkylän koulu, Laihia
  • Joupin koulu, Seinäjoki
  • Isokylän koulu, Seinäjoki
  • As a VEI representative VaasaEMG - research group from the University of Vaasa is executing this project.

    The web site of the EURONET 50/50 -project is available at www.euronet50-50.eu

    More information

    Merja Pakkanen
    Senior researcher
    VaasaEMG, University of Vaasa
    +358 44 0244 251
    firstname.lastname@vei.fi