Outputs and Results

Provide a brief introduction to your project outputs (products and service) and their intended result.

Output 1: Awareness of energy efficiency opportunities and renewable energy solutions in housing sector and public infrastructure in remote and sparsely populated areas

HANDIHEAT is designed to enhance the capabilities (including knowledge) of energy independent and fuel secure communities throughout the NPA regions by identifying gaps in policy or regulations through consultation, followed by raising awareness with decision and policy makers. Rural communities will be equipped with resources and a decision making tool kit to assess opportunities in their locality.

Output 2: Document current policy and practice across NPA

Current policy and practice will be recorded through consultation with broad stakeholder bases in rural communities and local government , communication of programme opportunities at both community and national level. These resources include on line training materials . Stakeholders will include public housing and other housing organisations.

Output 3: Develop viable and rural appropriate business models.

Fuel security will be improved and there will be a reduced dependence on outside assistance will be achieved by establishing local supply chains and using local resources to reduce the risk of exposure of households to cost increase. This may be effected by the direct cost of fuel or the cost of distribution. The positive impact of HANDIHEAT will be demonstrated in the pilot projects in Northern Ireland and Finland.