On the first day, our REBUS project partners Olle Strandberg and Carola Lund from the City of Malmö explained the long term sustainable and climate friendly concept of the city, as well as the structure and logic behind the public administration setting and decision making process.
On the second day, we had a chance to visit a local public swimming pool
(Hylliebadet https://sv-se.facebook.com/hylliebadet/ )
which is considered the most energy efficient public pool complex in Sweden. Ingemar Jönsson, system manager of the SCADA system has introduced the core elements of the Mercury Project, especially focusing on planning and monitoring issues - highlighting first of all the importance of careful planning of the buildings and their service systems - applying Citect SCADA and its results so far.
Then the staff visited the Lindeborg School, and listened to the story and positive results of the instalment of Human Centric Lighting in one of the classrooms in the school.
Due to its very promising results, this new lighting approach has inspired the creation of Brainlit (https://www.facebook.com/brainlitsweden/?fref=mentions ), a rather successful Swedish company that nowadays introduces this innovative lighting technique also to hospitals and elderly care facilities.
This staff exchange was a great overall and very intensive experience for our team, especially for our external expert, who is busy with the planning of a very high number of energy-related projects across Hungary, including our county, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, and also carries out energy audits for SF projects. Moreover he is an energy expert and referee for large companies (e.g. Thyssenkrupp) concerning CO2 reduction and energy efficiency.
The organisation and hospitality was excellent! The team has had enough time to get familiar with the innovative approaches that could inspire similar initiatives in Hungary, but we will need further assessment to see, how this GP can be transferred to our region.
During the staff exchange, we have seen a very complex and innovative planning approach and application of a related state-of-the-art building management system that can influence future project planning of our expert and perhaps can also influence somehow the Structural Funds use as well, by e.g. allocating extra funding for state-of-the-art planning and BMS and including such GPs as an annex to the calls for applications.