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SUPSI deliverable published within the Interreg Alpine Space ATLAS project
21 July 2020
SUPSI, Department for Environment Constructione and Design, Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built Environment
The report of the Institute for Applied Sustainability to the Built environment of SUPSI concerning the methods for the evaluation and quantification of local renewable energy sources in the Alpine space, is now online.

This deliverable presents a summary of the work done in the Interreg Alpine Space project ATLAS in the task A.T3.2 "Methods for assessment and quantification of local renewable energy sources in the alpine space". It gathers information and capitalize existing tools and strategies for potential assessment of renewables in the areas of the Alpine Space studied with focus on their impact on historic structures.

The final energy consumption in the building sector has to be sustainably covered by local, renewable energy sources, RES. The report describes strategies and methodologies on different level of scale (from national, regional to local scale), which allow increasing the share of RES, also applicable for historic buildings and sites, exploiting the full potential with practical advice for model regions. The document studies in deep the exploitation possibilities of most important renewable energy sources: solar (photovoltaic and solar thermal), wind, hydroelectric, hydrothermal, geothermal and biomass considering also specificities and new ways to exploit RES by overcoming technical and legal barriers while preserving authenticity of historic buildings and historical settlements to be protected. Direct examples of application in the different countries and regional areas of the Alpine arc that have participated, are shown in this deliverable and in the Annex.

The purpose of this Deliverable and of the work done in the information fact-sheets that cover broad regional areas of the Alpine arc - well documented in the Annex to this Deliverable - are to disseminate as widely as possible and capitalize on the best practical experiences on the topic studied, but also to engage as many stakeholders as possible. A focus target audience pre-identified by the project's partners are local Municipalities, as relevant actors directly or indirectly involved in energy efficiency strategies for a wider implementation of renewable energies in the territory.