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Secondment boosts Eight Associates’ passivhaus credentials


Ed Lowes is taking up a secondment to the Passivhaus Institut in Innsbruck, Austria, which will further enhance Eight Associates’ low-energy retrofit design expertise and international project experience in this area.
Ed will continue his UK projects while working on an EU-funded project called ‘Sinfonia Smart Cities’. This is a 5-year scheme specifically to reduce the energy demand of large sections of Innsbruck and Bolzano, northern Italy, via building retrofit, district heating and cooling and optimised energy distribution. In addition to these two cities, five other European cities are actively engaged in the project and looking to adopt the strategies that are developed. More information on the project is available here:
Ed commented “This is a really exciting opportunity to be involved in  a comprehensive, low-energy retrofit project with a city-wide impact. Applying this knowledge will add another dimension to our uk projects”.
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