NPA Guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

8th April 2020
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation is affecting NPA projects as well as the programme bodies. HANDIHEAT continues to progress project activities as much as possible within the current restrictive environment.

For up-to-date guidance on what precautions to take, we refer at all times to the advice from the World Health Organisation, and responsible authorities in your country and region.

Introduction to Handiheat

Handiheat is funded by Priority Axis 3 of the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme. HANDIHEAT will focus on energy performance in rural housing and public infrastructure challenges in peripheral and arctic regions.

The overall objective of Handiheat is to develop a set of resources; implementation toolkits, decision making guides and a roadmap for the rural community housing sector. Pilots will provide visible proof and an enduring guide to what can be achieved.

The project focuses on energy networks for rural communities such as housing, both social and private, which are subject to fuel inequity/poverty and reliant on imported fossil fuels for energy. Sustainable solutions will protect rural communities from energy price fluctuations and improve the social wellbeing and quality of living throughout NPA regions.


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Happy New Year from all our HANDIHEAT Partners. It's not quiet the start many of us were hoping for but we continue to progress our HANDHEAT objects. We look forward to our 8th Full Partner Virtual Meeting on Wednesday 13th of January 2021.
Housing Executive Action Renewables Arc Healthy Living Centre Clár I.C.H. Pure Energy Centre Karelia University Austurbrú
Happy Christmas from all our HANDIHEAT partners. Stay Safe and we look forward to 2021 Karelia University Clár I.C.H. Austurbrú Housing Executive Action for Renewables Arc Healthy Living Centre Pure Energy Centre
Our HANDIHEAT partners are delighted to present the 5th HANDIHEAT e-zine. Hit the link below to learn more about our progress to date.
Well done to all our HANDIHEAT partners who continue to develop project deliverables during this difficult climate.
Housing Executive Clár I.C.H.Action for Renewables Pure Energy Centre Arc HealthyLiving Karelia University Austurbrú
Today is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day!
Our HANDIHEAT partners continue to work towards addressing fuel poverty across the NPA region through Research & Development, webinars, installing energy efficiency measures in fuel poor households and identifying best practice.
Housing Executive Clár I.C.H. Pure Energy Centre Arc Healthy Living Centre Karelia University Action Renewables Austurbrú
Congratulations to Karelia University who hosted 2nd Year students from the Energy and Environmental technology Department. Students visited the CBG pilot site in Värtsilä and investigated HANDIHEAT's pilot. Marcus Hirvonens introduced students to the world of CBG and it's various possibilities. HANDIHEAT would like to wish all of the students the very best with their 2nd year studies as part of their BSc Degree.
Clár I.C.H. Housing Executive Action for Renewables Pure Energy Centre Austurbrú Arc Healthy Living Centre
One week to go until our 2nd #Webinar:
‘Energy Options for Rural Dwellers, Demystifying Renewable Technologies’
📅Thursday 26th November 2020
🕚10:00am - 12:00pm

💬We have guest speakers from Housing Executive, South West College, SEAI and Ulster University.

Register today! -

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