COOL Bricks – Climate Change, Cultural Heritage & Energy Efficient Monuments

Financed by the European Union through the INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013, the Co2olBricks project started its work at the beginning of 2011, and by the end of 2013 it has compiled the results in the main work groups:

  • Policy Development (WP3),DMS CoolBricks LOG RZ2
  • Technical Innovations (WP4) and
  • Education and Economic Promotion (WP5).

The goal of the project was to identify measures by which the heat energy consumption, and hence the CO2 emissions, of historic brick buildings can be reduced without destroying their historical value.

For this purpose, 18 partners from nine countries with ten languages came together to commonly investigate various technical solutions, the judicial and financial obstacles involved in energy efficiency measures of historic buildings and how to improve the education of craftsmen, architects and engineers in this field. Also over 30 associated partners from all around the Baltic Sea supported the activities and results of the project. The partnership consisted of national and municipal heritage protection departments, universities, heritage protection organisations, vocational training institutions and energy agencies.

Coordinator: Department for Heritage Preservation of the Ministry of Culture in Hamburg (Germany)
Contact: Ms Daniela Scherz

Funding programme: Baltic Sea Region Programme