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WS2_Housing_Reminder_Charter

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WS2_Housing_Reminder_Charter

  1. 1. Workshop 2 Housing session Reminder of the lessons from the 1st Conference Martin Charter, CfSD Case Studies: Chris Church ( ANPED / London 21, UK ) Finn Jackson ( Transition Towns - Farnham, UK ) Tom Chance ( BioRegional Group, UK ) Discussion
  2. 2. Reminder of the lessons from the 1st Conference in Szentendre Martin Charter ( The Centre for Sustainable Design, UK ) <ul><li>Trends, drivers and impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Which consumption trends do you see? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think are the drivers of these trends? </li></ul><ul><li>Which environmental, social & economic impacts are significant? </li></ul><ul><li>Current situation & solutions in </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Development and Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Funding for SCP </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Instruments </li></ul>
  3. 3. Current situation <ul><li>Complexity of issues </li></ul><ul><li>Poor access to infomation </li></ul><ul><li>Poor understanding of policy process </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of good policy/standards - some national/local authority policies e.g. Merton rule in UK (15% energy from renewables) now adopted by 100 UK Local Authorities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of implementation / weak regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify and demistify – CSOs need to understand housing e.g. build link with experts (trade associations, training) with holistic view </li></ul><ul><li>Provide information and practical models </li></ul><ul><li>Further dialogue between government and other stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering creative approaches to policy + lobbying for good policy/standards + practical models </li></ul><ul><li>Watchdog –monitoring implementation </li></ul>Policy Development and Implementation in Housing Solutions discussed
  4. 4. Current situation <ul><li>Lack of awareness, use </li></ul><ul><li>Fear of change and (mis)perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Technology transfer – integration </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of awareness of incentives </li></ul><ul><li>(Limited, short term) prioritisation of technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Developing technology, including infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Good practice to common practice - Information, demonstration projects, partnering with trade exhibition (green building), database of good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation centres – socialising technology </li></ul><ul><li>Brokering links and multi-disciplinary work between consumers, suppliers (innovators), architects, </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying for incentive strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Informing e.g. about incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Building expertise in CSOs </li></ul>Sustainable Technologies in Housing Solutions discussed
  5. 5. Current situation <ul><li>Scope to influence priorities for and types of budgets/funding – limited opportunities in EECA </li></ul><ul><li>Are CSOs engaged with funding streams? </li></ul><ul><li>CSOs may feel they individually are not strong enough </li></ul><ul><li>Householders do not know about incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Help CSOs influence priorities for and types of funding – to address needs of civil society </li></ul><ul><li>Get CSOs aware, engaged with funding </li></ul><ul><li>Improve capability to apply for funding – active monitoring (part of website) </li></ul><ul><li>Help CSOs be aware of opportunities to join with others </li></ul><ul><li>Get academics and other stakeholders aware of what CSOs could offer e.g. expertise, networks for dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying to influence targets for further funding </li></ul>Funding for SCP in Housing Solutions discussed
  6. 6. Current situation <ul><li>Many isolated ideas and experience - need ways to trial new ideas and build partnerships e.g. open innovation </li></ul><ul><li>( New media mechanisms becoming available to engage, collect ideas/information and disseminate ) </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate communication e.g. new media - web network discussions, events etc for collecting and disseminating </li></ul><ul><li>Competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Creative ways to get governments to change e.g. policy tools </li></ul><ul><li>New ways to influence behaviour </li></ul>Use of Creative Instruments in Housing Solutions discussed
  7. 7. Conclusions from workshop 2 Housing session Idea buble text text text Eco-housing demonstration Idea buble text text text Idea buble text text text Project ideas on housing
  8. 8. Project idea : Eco-housing Demonstration <ul><li>MAMA 86 Project Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: The promote environmentally friendly life-style via demonstration of eco-engineering solutions for small households to raise awareness of sustainable housing and expertise of their practical application. </li></ul><ul><li>Means: Eco-village with possibilities for extension, and an information and training centre , consisting of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• Habitable area (approx 10 houses) that will represent various eco-building techniques and environmentally safe materials; the housing area accompanied by areas for housing activities (farming, workshops and so on); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• ITC building that will be used for exhibitions, educational events, short- and medium-term training and related subject schools, conferences and round tables, and also for accommodating up to 30 persons; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Common recreation area with a small body of water and zones of active and passive activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is planned to use natural /environmentally safe materials, and small-scale eco-technologies for supplying & treating water (e.g. dry toilets), energy production & saving (e.g. wind energy facilities, solar collectors, heating pumps), air ventilation, cooking (e.g. biogas production), etc. to support optimal indoor conditions while taking account of costs, efficiency & safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Main comments from the discussion </li></ul>How to promote sustainable housing/living: Project ideas

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