Together with the Housing Energy Efficiency Agency of Lithuania (BETA), instruments and experiences of an integrated redevelopment of cities and urban areas from Germany, particularly from the KfW programme “Energy-efficient urban redevelopment” were compiled to facilitate the exchange of knowledge in Lithuania and beyond. The outcome of this collaboration comprise, among others, recommendations of the Government of Lithuania which for the purpose to improve energy efficiency turn the focus of urban redevelopment in Lithuania for the first time on urban quarters and neighbourhoods instead of single buildings only. In addition to this, three exemplary concepts for energy-efficient redevelopment of selected urban areas in the municipalities of Šiauliai (a large city), Utena (a medium-sized city) and Birštonas (a small town) have been developed.
For the transfer of knowledge also beyond Lithuania, the brochure entitled “Integrated urban and energy-efficient development in Germany” summarises approach and instruments from Germany and derives recommendations. The leaflet entitled “Integrated Strategies for Energy-Efficient Urban Development – A brief manual” aims to help municipalities initiate the development of integrated strategies for energy-efficient urban redevelopment.