Up to the neck in muck: An ethnographic look at the Irish retrofitting ambitions
Gregor and Domen, researchers from IRI UL, have recently travelled from Ljubljana to Ireland for an intense 10-day ethnographic research. The focus of the research was mainly on the Irish construction and renovation sector - to get a good understanding of existing practices and meanings revolving upskilling to sustainable energy skills in the Irish context.
Meet Schoonschip, a sustainable floating neighbourhood in the Netherlands
Meet Schoonschip - the most sustainable floating neighbourhood in Europe and one of the pilot Energy Communities in the NRG2peers project. Schoonschip was initiated by a group of four people who brought some of like-minded individuals and families together and then jointly embarked on a long, community-led, and demanding technical, legal and social journey to fullfil their dream. Read more in the article.
Let’s renovate the houses!
As part of the INFINITE project, one of the renovated residential buildings will be the "home for singles", as the building is called by the locals. To better understand the people who live here, we first conducted some group discussions and then sent one of our anthropologists to do some "fieldwork" that moved to one of the newly renovated studios to gather some first-hand information about joys and sorrows of living there. Read more in the news.