International project INTENSE was launched in October, 2008 and is partly financed by the “Intelligent Energy Europe” – a programme of European Commission. The project aims to transfer advanced energy saving measures into the housing sector from old members of EU to Central and Eastern Europe. The project unites 28 partners representing NGOs, municipalities and experts of the field and is being implemented in 11 European countries.

Project activities

  • Improving the implementation process of the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (2002/91/EC) and EU Directive on the promotion of End-use efficiency and Energy Services in new member states by preparing recommendations for existing technical standards of housing and energy efficient settlement planning.
  • Integrating energy efficiency criteria into the urban planning process by providing information to municipalities on the experience in urban planning and development in Western European countries and by giving the opportunity for the municipalities to suggest measures for the optimization of the planning process.
  • Evaluating energy consumption habits in the society and setting up a public awareness raising strategy on energy saving in houses.
  • Raising qualification of stakeholders (construction companies, architect unions, etc.) by improving training programmes and other teaching measures.
  • Strengthening international cooperation among stakeholders in the EU.


Kęstutis Navickas
Project manager
Tel. 8 5 215 9287
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INTENSE project is partly financed by European Commission’s “Intelligent Energy Europe” programme



Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia (Project coordinator)

Baltic Environmental Forum Lithuania

Baltic Environmental Forum Estonia

A total of 28 partners in 11 countries. Full list here.