On May 24 – 25, 2011 the Workpackage meeting of the project "COOL Bricks — Climate Change, Cultural Heritage & Energy Efficient Monuments" took place in Visby (Sweden).
The project COOL Bricks is carried out in the frame of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013. The project partners are 18 organizations form 9 countries: Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Belarus and Finland. The Republican Centre for Technology Transfer represents Belarus. The inviting party of the Workpackage meeting was the Department for Conservation of the Swedish National Heritage Board.
Participants of the meeting discussed the progress of the project and got acquainted with the architectural heritage of Visby.
In particular the following issues were considered:
- actual state of the problem of preserving the architectural heritage in the Baltic Sea region (existing legislation, governmental structure and administrative bodies responsible for the heritage protection at national and regional levels, their relationship),
- state-of-the-art technologies and technical solutions, used in the Baltic Sea region, for improving the energy efficiency of historic buildings without damaging their cultural values,
- training of specialists in the reconstruction of historic buildings in the Baltic Sea region
Prof. Tor Broström from the Gotland University (Visby, Sweden) presented to participants of the meeting a national research and development program "Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings". The aims, goals and the progress of the program could be found here — www.sparaochbevara.se.
The next Workpackage meeting of the project COOL Bricks will be held October 10–12, 2011 in Helsinki (Finland).