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Wednesday, 8 September 2010


So after a few frantic days passport hunting, packing and trying ot finish up outstanding work (at home and at work) I'm off tomorrow to Bath for an aikido seminar, the start of a month of travels. I've still got a few gaps but they're filling up fast, I'm hoping I haven't left so little space taht I won't be able to fit in spontaneous opprtunities as I go. At the moment it's looking like this:
13th-16th Sept , Germany (Flensburg, Gluecksburg and Shaffland)
Looking at : Town district heating and transition plan to fire from locally sourced biomass, Artefact eco-centre, Biogas co-generation and district heating

17th-26th Sept, Denmark (Skive, Viborg, Samsoe, Copenhagen)
Looking at: Town hall energy systems including heat rejection from public ice rink, School energy centre district heating, Energy island – wind, solar and straw fired CHP district heating, Copenhagen harbour development and cycling city!

27th Sept- 1st Oct, Sweden (Malmo, Stockholm)
Lookign at: Malmo City Council energy strategies, Western harbour development – 100% renewable energy with E-On, Hammarby with Skanska

2nd – 8th October, The Netherlands/Belgium (Schiedam, The Hague, Rijswik, Goor, Drongen) looking at: Multi-Residential low energy developments, Heat pumps, A housing association development – test site for low energy/renewable energy concepts, Passive House with Itho ventilation

I'm really quite excited.
I'm not sleeping very well.
My brain keeps waking me up to remind me to do stuff/pack things.
The housemate says she doesn't mind not having heating - and has bought me snacks to hide in my packing. That will not make me feel guilty.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Becca;
    Great research topic! A book might follow?
    Great blog! Really looking forward to hearing what you find out as you go...
    Great bike! Is the folding mechanism a cunning plan to foil the rail companies?
    Great if I'd got round to calling you this week but not so great I didn't, but I will before you go, and keep hold of that kettle.....
    Zac x
    (but you know him as Andrew, I'll explain sometime!!)