Industrial Post-Graduate School Reesbe

University of Gävle, Dalarna University and Mälardalen University, along with 17 companies in the energy sector, has started the industrial post-graduate school Reesbe (Resource-efficient Energy Systems in the Built Environment). Together we focus on the future and a common commitment to improve energy production, distribution and use of energy.

Description of the project

Reesbe is an industrial post-graduate school funded by the Knowledge Foundation. The school includes 12 post-graduate students who conduct research in the energy sector. University of Gävle, Dalarna University and Mälardalen University, along with 17 companies in the energy sector started Reesbe. Together we focus on the future and a common commitment to improve energy production, distribution and use of energy.

Based on the needs and requirements for energy efficiency, nationwide and in the European Union, that both producers and consumers in the energy sector has to relate to, the post-graduate school Reesbe will increase awareness of energy efficiency from an system perspective, including resources and environmental impact from the early stages of the chain (i.e. the primary energy which enters the system at the production units) to the final use of energy in buildings.

The objective in the context of Reesbe is to – from a systems perspective – to analyze the interaction between energy systems and energy efficiency measures to minimize costs and achieve a substantially reduced resource use, lower carbon emissions and improved indoor environment for renovation and new construction of buildings in district heating.