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FRANCE PRODUCES SIX SHINING EXAMPLES IN SIX WEEKS
In a fleet-footed and audacious move, France has come from nowhere to rank second on Display’s League of Excellence for Shining Examples. The feat has left former second place-holders Switzerland stunned and leaders, the UK, decidedly edgy as competition in the League heats up. However, with Display needing to promote 100 Shining Examples by the end of this year, there is still much to play for.
League of Excellence
Display members increasingly employ Display to promote their municipality and its achievements across Europe.
Display launches into 2007 with a flurry of activity :
Spain signals its intention to join the League, as Ana Belén Muneta of Pamplona will be describing how a dedicated Display® Campaign engages local citizens, in the city’s first Shining Example
Salerno (IT) – Giancarlo Savino launches a school communications campaign using Display
South Tyneside (UK) – Robert Algie achieved considerable energy savings at a leisure centre through simple measures such as occupancy lighting controls and fitting pool covers at night..
Utrecht (NL) – Inge van de Klundert prepares her city’s second Shining Example.
Natural Park Normandie-Maine (FR) – an example of using Display as a means of communication with the small villages inside the park to promote energy efficiency.
Currently, Lausanne has the most Shining Examples, with three currently being promoted, followed closely by Helsinki and Verona, with two apiece.
Spain looks set to be the next country to join the league, and we look forward to Belgium, Slovakia, Lithuania and Malta submitting their first Shining Examples.
2007 Published Shining Examples include :
Verona (IT) - Has made special efforts within their administration to involve key decision makers in Display. For more details, click (EN) here
Rochefort (FR) – Significant energy and financial savings achieved thanks to a wide range of technical solutions and communication activities (Display included). For more details (FR), click here
Carhaix-Plougier (FR) – the local energy agency in west Brittany use Display to show that energy and water savings can also be achieved in newer buildings. For more details, (FR) click here
Fontaine (FR) –A School is refurbished using the well known French High Environmental Quality (HQE) system and becomes a shining example for the whole community. For more details (FR), click here
Bedford (UK) – Uses a group of “Energy Champions” to encourage behavioural change and reduce energy consumption. For more details (EN) click here
North Yorkshire (UK) – Incorporates low-energy passive design features such as solar shading and natural ventilation, in a new build. For further details (EN) click here.
Do you have a Shining Example ?
Shining Examples lie at the very heart of Display, because they are about promoting better performance in buildings, and showing people what works.
It is rarely possible to improve an existing public building to an A or B rating, because of its age, budget constraints and so on. So it is equally important that buildings which improve from, for example G to D, are recognised, as general improvements in municipal buildings can produce a better environment too.
If your municipality is improving its building performance – let us know ! – Display can showcase your town or city, and your knowledge can enable others to learn from your experience.
Contact :firstname.lastname@example.org or www.energie-cites.eu/ian