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 ===== INITIAL QUESTIONS ===== ===== INITIAL QUESTIONS =====
   * How can we introduce and promote the Passive House Standard in shrinking economies and growing markets?   * How can we introduce and promote the Passive House Standard in shrinking economies and growing markets?
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   * How can we overcome uncertainty about sustainable building standards?   * How can we overcome uncertainty about sustainable building standards?
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   * How to foster awareness of the sustainable building and especially Passive House market, promoting uptake within 6-12 months?   * How to foster awareness of the sustainable building and especially Passive House market, promoting uptake within 6-12 months?
  
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 ==== Strength ==== ==== Strength ====
   * The strong technical and engineering background of building professionals allows for the quick absorption of knowledge about low energy design and building principles.   * The strong technical and engineering background of building professionals allows for the quick absorption of knowledge about low energy design and building principles.
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   * Professional organisations and individuals tend to be open to new information due to a down-turn in the building industry.   * Professional organisations and individuals tend to be open to new information due to a down-turn in the building industry.
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   * A small group of enthusiastic actors with similar sustainability goals already exist. ​   * A small group of enthusiastic actors with similar sustainability goals already exist. ​
  
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   * Public bodies do not coordinate activities in the sustainable building field and there are often unnecessary duplications such as with development plans, while, at the same time, state support for low energy building is lacking. ​   * Public bodies do not coordinate activities in the sustainable building field and there are often unnecessary duplications such as with development plans, while, at the same time, state support for low energy building is lacking. ​
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   * Public bodies do not have the appropriate expertise to evaluate better building standards although they tend to have the final word over what professional energy and building experts can and cannot do.   * Public bodies do not have the appropriate expertise to evaluate better building standards although they tend to have the final word over what professional energy and building experts can and cannot do.
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   * Municipalities and state bodies are not experienced in dealing with sustainable procurement procedures such as the Green Label Purchase standard – the lowest price principle is still widely used.   * Municipalities and state bodies are not experienced in dealing with sustainable procurement procedures such as the Green Label Purchase standard – the lowest price principle is still widely used.
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   * Information about sustainable building legislation is often sparse and unclear.   * Information about sustainable building legislation is often sparse and unclear.
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   * Many small NGOs act with similar goals, but have access to limited resources.   * Many small NGOs act with similar goals, but have access to limited resources.
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   * Average companies in the building industry tend to be suspicious of trends and changes towards low energy standards, while some managers oppose any change at all.  ​   * Average companies in the building industry tend to be suspicious of trends and changes towards low energy standards, while some managers oppose any change at all.  ​
  
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   * There is a potential for sustainable entrepreneurship both locally and internationally via cross-border networks.   * There is a potential for sustainable entrepreneurship both locally and internationally via cross-border networks.
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   * Public procurement procedures can be improved with the application of low-energy and sustainability criteria such as the Green Label Purchase principles.   * Public procurement procedures can be improved with the application of low-energy and sustainability criteria such as the Green Label Purchase principles.
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   * The requirements for International Green Investment Scheme projects can be improved so as to attract increased support in the near future.   * The requirements for International Green Investment Scheme projects can be improved so as to attract increased support in the near future.
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   * Time resources for organisational and individual learning can be taken advantage of while building market is still slow.    * Time resources for organisational and individual learning can be taken advantage of while building market is still slow. 
  
 ==== Threats ==== ==== Threats ====
   * Successful and fast promotion might lead to shortage of project financing, even for projects showing appropriate pay back periods.   * Successful and fast promotion might lead to shortage of project financing, even for projects showing appropriate pay back periods.
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   * The number of trained architects, building engineers, HVAC professionals may not be sufficient to keep up with demand.   * The number of trained architects, building engineers, HVAC professionals may not be sufficient to keep up with demand.
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   * Due to lack of knowledge, some pilot projects may fail and result in negative feedback.   * Due to lack of knowledge, some pilot projects may fail and result in negative feedback.
  
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   * Summarise the existing information on the human and financial resources available.   * Summarise the existing information on the human and financial resources available.
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   * Establish a legal body in the form of a non-governmental organisation/​association,​ with two primary goals: addressing the public at large and participating in projects to be financed by supporting instruments.   * Establish a legal body in the form of a non-governmental organisation/​association,​ with two primary goals: addressing the public at large and participating in projects to be financed by supporting instruments.
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   * Create a network of organisations and people who work with energy efficiency in a variety of fields with the strong involvement of universities.   * Create a network of organisations and people who work with energy efficiency in a variety of fields with the strong involvement of universities.
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   * Define common goals and interests, also using an informal approach.   * Define common goals and interests, also using an informal approach.
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   * Inform the public and raise awareness while adding specialists with the right knowledge and enthusiasm to the network so as to strengthen the ‘grapevine’ of information.   * Inform the public and raise awareness while adding specialists with the right knowledge and enthusiasm to the network so as to strengthen the ‘grapevine’ of information.
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   * Form a pool of professionals and set up interdisciplinary teams to work with different target groups such as public bodies, ministries and professional organisations.   * Form a pool of professionals and set up interdisciplinary teams to work with different target groups such as public bodies, ministries and professional organisations.
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   * Promote horizontal communication between public bodies and ministries.   * Promote horizontal communication between public bodies and ministries.
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   * Involve organisations dealing with EU funds and create a list of the financing available.   * Involve organisations dealing with EU funds and create a list of the financing available.
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   * Participate in advisory boards, consulting management and end users of green financial instruments.   * Participate in advisory boards, consulting management and end users of green financial instruments.
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   * Be proactive by working to add new members to the network and sharing information.   * Be proactive by working to add new members to the network and sharing information.
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   * Make use of and share free web resources for information and learning. ​   * Make use of and share free web resources for information and learning. ​
  
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 Formal, costly public relation techniques are not required to get the job done. Low cost, informal and creative solutions work just as well. Formal, costly public relation techniques are not required to get the job done. Low cost, informal and creative solutions work just as well.
   * Use informal networks and innovative public relation strategies that do not require large amounts of funding, as the process of acquiring funding often takes a lot of time and resources   * Use informal networks and innovative public relation strategies that do not require large amounts of funding, as the process of acquiring funding often takes a lot of time and resources
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   * Stress the responsibility of each professional group (architects,​ engineers, construction companies, etc) has to work towards increased environmental sustainability and the utmost building quality   * Stress the responsibility of each professional group (architects,​ engineers, construction companies, etc) has to work towards increased environmental sustainability and the utmost building quality
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   * Address decision makers and strong companies at every stage of promotion, if not as ready participants in the initial phase, than as advisors/​participants at a later stage, once the strategy and activity plans have been clearly stated   * Address decision makers and strong companies at every stage of promotion, if not as ready participants in the initial phase, than as advisors/​participants at a later stage, once the strategy and activity plans have been clearly stated
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   * Strive for increased participation in international networks and case analyses, as this both aid the development of the network and relies upon information that is often available free of charge via web   * Strive for increased participation in international networks and case analyses, as this both aid the development of the network and relies upon information that is often available free of charge via web
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   * Speak with organisations who are ready for sustainability – others will come later   * Speak with organisations who are ready for sustainability – others will come later
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   * Do not be afraid of experiments (within reason) – the field is open   * Do not be afraid of experiments (within reason) – the field is open
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   * Be proactive and positive as this approach will always yield a result sooner or later   * Be proactive and positive as this approach will always yield a result sooner or later
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   * Talk to your personal contacts and networks, even if they are not professionals in the field, about sustainability – this will help train you to speak with people who are not specialists\\   * Talk to your personal contacts and networks, even if they are not professionals in the field, about sustainability – this will help train you to speak with people who are not specialists\\
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