Across the EU energy demand for heating is largely met through fossil fuels and accounts for around one third of the EUs carbon emissions. This needs to change and SHIFFT is working to address this urgent and complex dimension of the zero-carbon transition.
SHIFFT is an INTERREG 2 Seas project that is stimulating the adoption of low-carbon heating in existing residential and community buildings. There is enormous potential to reduce CO2 emissions through the adoption of low carbon heating, but a lack of awareness and knowledge on the technical options available and the benefits of sustainable heating; as well as the upfront investment costs of measures, can mean progress is slow. SHIFFT is helping to address this by installing measures in a number of pilot areas to demonstrate sustainable heating; working with citizens to raise awareness, remove barriers, develop incentives and co-create solutions for a transition to sustainable heating; developing city-based strategies in the 4 seas countries; and developing best practice to share.
Posted November 2022This is the first part of a series exploring how municipal efforts can accelerate the decarbonisation of heating at the community level.Read more
Posted November 2022This is the second part of a series exploring how municipal efforts can accelerate the decarbonisation of heating at the community level.Read more
SHIFFT Guidance Module 3: Non-financial policy tools for sustainable heating: city strategies, regulation and support
Posted November 2022This is the third part of a series exploring how municipal efforts can accelerate the decarbonisation of heating at the community level.Read more
Posted September 2022Module 4Read more
The challenge of the transition to sustainable heating of homes and community buildings is shared by cities, communities, the housing sector and service providers in all 2 Seas countries. Individual actors cannot accelerate market adoption of sustainable heating techniques, but a strong cross-border partnership can. The SHIFFT partnership includes all key sectors: local authorities (Brugge, Mechelen, Middelburg, Fourmies), housing corporation (Places for People, UK), social housing company ( Woonpunt Mechelen, BE), local energy agency (Schakelaar Brugge, BE), sustainable energy business networks (CD2E, France) and academic expertise (Universities of Exeter & Delft).
Our observer network brings in further know-how from installation, energy and community engagement backgrounds and adds great dissemination power.
Combining this expertise from 4 countries allows us to come to effective solutions with validity for all territorial and institutional contexts in the 2 Seas area.Read more
Sharp decrease in fossil energy use is needed to achieve the EU’s climate goals. Households use 79% of energy for space and water heating; 84% of this energy is fossil-fuelled. Household CO2 emissions for heating in two Seas countries currently are around 90Mtonnes/yr.Read more
The Latest News & Events
We are currently planning a number of events across the region…Click here for further information.Read more
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RT @helloheatpumps: We are in a #climatecrisis. We need to do everything we can to fight it. Heat pumps offer a green way to heat & cool y…
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RT @CarbonBrief: Heat pumps are the ‘central technology’ for low-carbon heating, concludes IEA | @Josh_Gabbatiss Read here: https://t.co/…
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RT @mikemunsell: My first prompt into OpenAI's chat tool, and it's pretty good. A Christmas poem about heat pumps. cc @rewiringamerica htt…
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RT @jessbritton11: Looking forward to this 12th Dec event on accelerating heat transitions in cities – including launching the SHIFFT proje…
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RT @chrisdunham70: Time for a video of a really big air source heat pump. The customers of this district heating company are getting their…
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RT @helloheatpumps: The heat pump sector is growing fast, providing clean heating for buildings across Europe! But it’s facing obstacles,…
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RT @nesta_uk: 🏡 Next week 👇 How heat pump show homes could increase adoption in the UK We reveal insights from our pilot service that all…
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RT @heatpolicyrich: Just one of the world's largest economic blocks talking about the phasing out of boilers by the end of the decade. 'On…
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RT @janrosenow: New @IEA heat pump report is out! “the pace of installation is growing rapidly with sales at record levels” https://t.co/…